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Good food, good company: Delicious Kildare catering options to suit every family occasion

Spend less time in the kitchen and more time catching up with loved ones by calling in the experts for any upcoming family events. Kildare is rich in catering and at home dining options. If you’ve got something coming up that you’re looking to ditch the apron for –  look no further than these amazing options.




If you don’t know, now you know, Firecastle opened in 2020 in the heart of Kildare Town and has already stolen the heart of locals and tourist alike with its artisan food store, bakery, café and deli.

From the team behind award-winning restaurant Harte’s of Kildare, Firecastle offers freshly made breads, cakes and restaurant quality meals daily. In addition to their own products, they’re brimming with carefully selected artisan food produce.

Better again, (and specifically relevant to this blog,) they have just recently launched their very own catering menu which means you can bring some Firecastle and Harte’s of Kildare favourites home for all the family to enjoy.

While it’s worth nothing that they require seven days advance notice in advance of collection – the menu is worth a look,  even if you’re just looking to have a drool.

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Kalbarri Cookery School


Wholesome family food is the name of the game for Kilcullen-based Kalbarri Cookery School. The School offers a full range of professional catering services which can be tailored to suit all events and occasions.

Sample menus are available on their website and they also promise to leave your kitchen “as you found it.”

Home away from home experience?

If you want a homely experience with friends and family but want to venture a little bit further, Kalbarri also have an exclusive dining experience to give you that home from home vibe with their communal dining reinforcing a cosy, sharing, family atmosphere.

Group bookings from 12 to 35 guests are welcome to book their Lantern Room or to their newest space, The Garden Room for eight to sixteen guests – which comes with a private chef and waiter.


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Catering Truck

We all know how popular coffee trucks have become in the last 12 months, so if you’re a fan of these, you might be interested in having a vintage food truck arrive at your home or event location for catering and barista style coffee. If yes, Lily and Wild can make this happen, and they’ve said the truck is ideal for weddings, private and corporate parties and festivals.

Private dining – chef / waiter service

Want the restaurant dining experience without the restaurant? No problem – Lily &Wild got you covered and can send trained professional chefs and service staff to your home or other location where they’ll be on hand to look after all the food prep and food and drinks service to let you sit back,  relax, and catch up with loved ones.

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Nolan Butchers


Not just your average butchers, Nolan’s of Kilcullen has a bit of a cult status for their meat produce but store this ain’t no one trick pony – it’s also got an on-site and much-revered Deli which includes a range of award-winning local artisan patés, olives, chutneys, fresh fish, cheeses, wines and fresh fruit and veg.

Basically a one stop shop for all things delicious, and the staff are a dab hand at recommending combos and flavours – everything you see in the store has been carefully selected to be up to their very high standards.  They’ll be able to help you pick a perfect deli platter to suit every occasion, whether it’s cheese and wine night or you need some good hang sandwich combo recommendations – you’ll be well looked after at Nolan’s Butchers.

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