Festival Launch of the Old Butter Roads Food Trail

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Introducing the Festival Launch of the
Old Butter Roads Food Trail

Saturday 29th April - Monday 1st May 2017

Developed by the producers, eateries and visitor attractions to celebrate the range of foods grown and produced in the Muskerry, Duhallow and Avondhu areas of County Cork.
The Old Butter Roads Food Trail escorts visitors through fertile valleys, the bread basket of County Cork, where rich pasture lands provide the most wholesome and delicious dairy, meats, fruits, vegetables and grains in the country.


What's on?

Saturday 29th April:
  • Butter making demonstrations at 12pm and 2pm at the Cork Butter Museum
  • Talks between 2pm of 4pm at the Hydro Farm Allotments near Tower on the importance of growing food. 
  • A pony and trap will leave the Hydro Farm Allotments to deliver milk churns, the symbols of the Old Butter Roads, to businesses involved in Blarney on the Saturday afternoon about 4pm and be displayed by businesses involved in the Food Trail throughout the year.
  • Formal launch5.30pm Michael Creed the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, at the Church of Ireland, Blarney at 6pm on the Saturday, followed by talk on the history of the Butter Road and food tasting from the producers and eateries of the trail. Film made by RTE called the Butter Road will be then projected in the Old Blarney Post Office Café.
Sunday 30th April:
  • The final of Gab Storytelling Competition on the topic of Butter Roads and other food related stories will take place at in the Church of the Resurrection, Blarney. Doors will open at 3.30pm and storytelling starts 4pm.
  • Smokin’ Good Times event at 6pm at the Old Blarney Post Office Café showcasing smoked produce of the area. Guest speakers include Tim McCarthy of KanturkPatrick Mulcahy of Ballinwillin House and Longueville Cider makers
  • The Square Table restaurant Blarney will be hosting a food event at 8pm. It is a tasting menu which will showcase all the producers on the Old Butter Road Food Trail. 
Monday 1st May:
  • The Farm in Grenagh is holding an open weekend with
    butter making demonstrations.
  • Walk & talk’ with Tom O’Byrne at 2pm at the Clogheenmilcon Sanctuary on the importance of ecology. 
  • Old Butter Road Cookery Demonstation at 4pmBlairs Inn.

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