Would you like Fiona to visit your school/group?

As a Certified Trainer, Fiona regularly shares her back to basics lifestyle of growing vegetables, chicken-keeping, pig rearing, making IMG_4509butter, baking bread, making jam and lots more at her talks.

One of Ireland’s best known food writers and authors, Fiona has published eight books since 2013.  She runs her own media and marketing company (Tumbledown Media) which promotes the world of Freddy Buttons, a character created by Fiona in 2015 to promote the good food message to children under 8 years. The trailer for the animated Freddy Buttons TV series can be seen HERE…  More recently she has taken home a Gold Award for the first series of Freddy Buttons books.

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Fiona is also co-founder of the ‘Dream It, Do It’ events launched in 2015 to motivate and inspire women all over the country.thumb_IMG_3468_1024

She is also a broadcaster and Food Correspondent for KCLR96fm and is passionate about promoting local Irish food.

From local groups to big corporates, Fiona also MCs events and specialises in food, family and lifestyle events.

You can also watch her live on Instagram



For Adults

Grow Your Own Food – Growing vegetables, chicken-keeping, pig rearing, making and baking your own bread, butter and jam.  Rearing a turkey in the garden for Christmas.Watermarked Fiona Dillon-2  How far would you go?  How realistic is a self-sufficient lifestyle in today’s world? Find out at this talk.


Keeping Chickens for Beginners – have you always dreamed of walking out into your garden and collecting fresh eggs?  Let Fiona help you turn your dream into a reality.

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From Blogs To Books – fancy taking up blogging or writing a book?  In this frank and open talk, Fiona will share her experiences of blogging, what getting a book deal really means and lots more in this interactive session.

Teens/Pre Teens

Blogging and Social Media – we are constantly warning children of the dangers lurking within social media, but do we take the time to show children how to use social media to their advantage?  There’s no denying that social media is here to stay, and as a mother of four and an avid social media user, Fiona will advise on the best ways for children to make social media work for them.


Readings from Freddy Buttons (under 8s) including a “touch, smell and feel” session with eggs, honey frames, vegetables etc.


Bespoke classes for your organisation can also be arranged – just let us know what learning outcomes you require.

To make an enquiry regarding attendance at a launch/opening/food event, please email with your requirements or contact Fiona directly on 085 1057314.

Note: Each year Fiona will MC a number of charity events free of charge – feel free to ask.

Email: or phone Elaine on 085 1641811.

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The Books

Food from an Irish Garden is now available in bookstores nationwide.

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The Freddy Buttons food adventure book series for children is also available in bookstores nationwide or get your signed copies directly from Fiona at


Writing Commissions

If your organisation would like to commission their very own book, do not hesitate to contact Fiona who, in 2017, wrote and published ‘A Tipperary Food Tour’ on behalf of the Tipperary Food Producers with the help of Tipperary Local Enterprise Office.


Email:  Phone: 085 1641811

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