Fundraising event in aid of West Cork Animal Welfare Group

PRESS RELEASE to host fundraising event in aid of
West Cork Animal Welfare Group and in memory of our canine friends

When & Where: Saturday 12th January 2019, Inchydoney Island Hotel, Clonakilty, West Cork
Kate Ryan, food writer and food experience creator, is gearing up for a very special one-off event inspired by the memory of her Springer Spaniel, Maisie, who passed away at Christmas-time. Kate and her husband Jason rehomed Maisie from their local animal shelter in 2012. The spaniel had been handed into the West Cork Animal Welfare Group (WCAWG), near Rosscarbery, having been used for intensive puppy breeding.
Maisie’s passing triggered a desire in Kate to do something in memory of her beloved pet. An event scheduled for January, a Tasting Menu version of her popular summer Clonakilty Walking Food Tour, seemed to be a fitting opportunity.
“I got in touch with WCAG and asked them if I could run the event as a fundraiser for them instead, and they were delighted about it. All profits from the sale of tickets will go back to WCAWG, so it means I can do something to highlight the amazing work they do and to give something back.
“After all, if it wasn’t for the work that WCAWG do, my husband and I would never have met Maisie and had six wonderful years with her. Pet ownership brings so much joy, even though it is so hard saying goodbye to them when it is their time to go. Hosting this event for WCAWG, and for Maisie, just feels like the right thing to do.”
The event takes place on Saturday 12th January at Inchydoney Island Hotel & Spa, Clonakilty. “I’ve worked with head chef Adam Medcalf to design a Luncheon Tasting Menu based on delicious the many delicious things to eat crafted by the traditional and innovative food and drink producers in and around Clonakilty, many of whom we visit during my summer food tour. Throughout, I’ll be introducing guests to some of the many tastes, tales and stories linked to each of the seven courses served up in the Gulfstream Restaurant, reserved just for us! We set the scene with a twist on the traditional drinks reception with canapes held in the beautifully appointed Residents Lounge.”

On the day, ticket holders will delight in a multi-course tasting menu with a welcome drinks reception, tea and coffee; and be included in a prize draw for a hamper of locally made delicious goodies. A presentation of funds raised through the event will be presented to WCAWG volunteer LS InnA-May who will also give a talk to guests about the work the rescue do.
Please come out and support this event and raise much needed funds in the process to enable West Cork Animal Welfare Group to continue in their work to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome cat and dogs looking for a second chance with a loving family.
For full event information, and to purchase tickets, please visit or contact Kate on or 086 2059360. Vegan-friendly menu option available.

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