Caitríona Devery is a writer and radio broadcaster from Offaly but currently based in Dublin, with interests in food, culture, politics and environmentalism. She was the food and drink editor for District Magazine until 2021 and is now features writer for its food off-shoot CHAR. Caitriona also writes for UK based food publication Feast Journal and was made a contributing editor in 2017. Feast aims to bring together artists, researchers, academics and cooks to explore our relationship to food. The most recent trilogy of issues explore history, politics and artistic engagement with the commodities of sugar, salt and spice.
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 with 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 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 joined the team of Nervous State, a magazine show on Dublin Digital Radio where she presents features and interviews 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.