Seems like something we’d be good at?

Chips, tayto, boxty, hash browns, potato cakes… these things are not possible without one thing: the potato.

Potato is one of the most versatile types of food going.

So, we’re thinking… wouldn’t it be cool if there was a whole event honouring the precious potato?

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Well, actually there IS: The World Potato Congress.

The first ever WPC was held in Canada in 1993, and this year it’ll be held in Ireland.

The 11th World Congress will be hosted by the Irish Potato Federation in Dublin, from 30 May to 2 June.

And this year’s theme is ‘The Changing World of the Potato’.

60 speakers and over 1,000 delegates from all over the world are expected to attend.

While there’s to be presentations and discussions in the RDS on issues affecting potatoes and their global use.

World Potato Congress Inc. is a non-profit organisation.

And is supported by a group of volunteer directors representing potato jurisdictions around the world.

It was set up to promote the interests of the wholesale potato trade in Ireland and to promote potato consumption.