The event is in its second year

You can officially go bananas today as the country marks National Banana Day.

The event, in its second year, is intended to give support to encourage better, more-healthy eating habits.

Orangisers say this especially relevant for young and growing children.


Hosted by Fyffes, all proceeds raised will go to Temple Street Children's Hospital.

In Dublin, people can give their support by savouring quirky banana-infused dishes.

These include starters, main courses and desserts - which are being served through a pop-up Fyffes Kitchen at Spencer Dock Market (April 18th), Mespil Road Market (19th) and Sandyford Market (20th).

Those wishing to support with a €4 donation can do so also by texting the word BANANA to 50300, of which a minimum €3.25 will go directly to Temple Street Children's Hospital.

No for some banana nostalgia: