I went to this on Thursday, but couldn't stay for too long, so just had a quick chat with O'Haras before going into the master class with Dean McGuiness. I found Dean was so knowledgable about the beers and the breweries, really passionate about the subject and very entertaining to listen to. We tasted 6 beers over the hour: Estaminet, Adnams ghost ship, red hook longhammer, Chimay white, Thwaites nutty black and Maisels weisse. All excellent beers but my favourites were the pale ales, ghost ship and longhammer. The masterclass was fantastic and worth the €10 admission in itself. I met a couple of people after the beer masterclass and they were also going to the whiskey masterclass, so they were getting great value for money!
Had a quick look around the hall before I left and in fairness it was well attended. I guess there were maybe 20 wine stands, 10 beer stands and 5 spirits stands. In terms of irish craft beers, I did talk to O'Haras and sample the Leann Folainn, and also got to the eight degrees stand for 2 mins, but didn't see any other Irish craft.