Remember when – back in the days that airlines used to give you free booze – you could look forward to a good old-fashioned feed during your supermarket shop? Fridays were the best day for it, when you were almost guaranteed an aul cocktail sausage or two not to mention a cube of cheddar cheese. Never mind that you were seven years old and not yet in charge of the household purse strings. If you were really lucky you might get a taste of one of those hallucinogenically salty Findus pancakes that your ma wouldn’t dream of letting into her hallowed trolley.
If you’re feeling nostalgic for the good old days, pop into Donnybrook Fair this coming Friday (13th – shh) for a good old-fashioned free feed. I have to warn you, there won’t be any Findus pancakes. But there will be complimentary mince pies, smoked salmon, chocolates, cheeses and mulled wines to be enjoyed across stores on Baggot Street and Morehampton Road and in Stillorgan and Greystones.
They’ve even released their schedule so you know when to get your skulk on:
- Donnybrook Fair, Baggot Street, 11am–3pm, Friday 13th
- Donnybrook Fair, Morehampton Road, 11am–4pm, Saturday 14th
- Donnybrook Fair, Stillorgan, 11am–4pm, Saturday 14th
- Donnybrook Fair, Greystones, 11am–4pm, Saturday 14th