All throughout the Festival various hotels, restaurants & cafe’s will have a special potato dish available to celebrate the Rooster & it’s connections to Carlow.

We thank these participating venues for supporting the festival food trail, and encourage you to visit at least some if not all of these over the weekend to try out their mouthwatering potato specials.

Keep an eye on the Love Carlow Facebook page to see pictures & details of the dishes on offer.

Participating Venues include:


  • Woodford Dolmen Hotel
    • Starter – Potato Gnocchi with Rooster & Parsley Liqueur.  Available throughout the day
    • Dessert – Walsh Whiskey & Rooster Custard Tart.   Available throughout the day
  • Talbot Hotel
    • Rooster Potato truffle oil crépes & wild mushroom tarragon ragout
  • Seven Oaks Hotel
    • Dish 1: Twice Baked Potato with smoked bacon, cheddar & broccoli.
    • Dish 2: Black Pudding Frittata, wild rocket, homemade sweet chilli sauce & grain mustard Potato salad.
  • Dinn Ri Hotel
    • Dish 1: Folded egg omelette & diced rooster potato celeric batons
    • Dish 2: Homemade Cottage Pie
    • Dish 3: Fried Rooster potato, mozzarella & cheddar
    • Dish 4: Baked Potato Skin with mixed cheeses.

Restaurants & Cafes

  • Clashganny House
    • Starter: Pot Risotto with poached hen eggs
    • Main: Smoked Bacon, spring onion & potato rosti with pan fried cod.
  • LemonGrass
    • Massman Curry
  • Le Fermier
    • Rooster Potato and Smoked Serrano Ham Soup
  • Clink Boutique
    • Sheperds Pie.  Available from 7am – 3pm daily
  • Reddy’s Carlow
    • Dedicated Rooster Festival Specials Menu from 3pm daily including:
      • Rooster Crab Cakes
      • Rooster Skins
      • Glazed Bacon with Rooster Colcannon & Buttered Savoy Cabbage
      • Marinated Cajun Chicken & Rooster Potato Cake