Caitríona Devery is a writer and radio broadcaster from Offaly but currently based in Dublin, with interests in food, culture, politics and environmentalism. She writes and has written for a number of online and print publications, most recently Robb Walsh’s Ireland Eats website. From 2018-2021 she was the food editor for Dublin’s District Magazine and has contributed regular features for its food offshoot, CHAR. From 2012-2019 she wrote and later acted as contributing editor for UK-based art and food publication Feast Journal. Feast brought together artists, researchers, academics and cooks to explore our relationship to food.
Caitríona spent ten years living in the UK and worked periodically in the food and drink industry, including time at the city’s Food and Drink Festival, cooking sausages at Manchester’s Piccadilly market, marketing for Manchester chef Robert Owen Brown and in the specialist wine and spirits trade. During this time she also wrote for commercial food publications such as Food and Drink Guide UK, and food and culture listings website Manchester Wire.
Outside of food, she has a strong interest in art, heritage and the natural environment and has curated projects such as the Carbon Flux sculpture installation in Turraun Wetlands with artist Rachael Champion and the oral history project Memories of Turraun, both of which focus on the cultural, social and environmental history of Irish bogs. In 2019 she wrote a local history book with Pollagh Heritage on Brickmaking in County Offaly. In 2020, Caitríona was part of the team behind Nervous State, a magazine show on Dublin Digital Radio, where she researched and presented features on diverse topics including food, agriculture and art. She is also the research manager for UCD’s Earth Institute which brings together UCD’s environmental researchers.