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Irish Food Festival - Co Meath

Sunday 26th May 2012

Sheridans Cheesemongers will host our fourth Irish food festival on Sunday 26th May, here at our Virginia Road Station headquarters in Co Meath. A huge array of Ireland’s top food producers will be here to sell, sample and talk about their wonderful foods. The idea of the event is to bring together the people who make the foods and the customers who love it. The criteria for the stalls are that the food is made in Ireland, is of great quality and that the people behind the stalls are the people who made the food.

As well as the food stalls where customers can buy and sample the products, there will be plenty of stalls cooking hot food and lots of space for picnicking. We also have an amazing line up of workshops with Irish food producers and chefs, as well as free children’s entertainment, live music and traditional fair games.

This year; inspired by the success at home and abroad of our Sheridans Irish Brown Bread Crackers; we are introducing a new feature showcasing that most quintessentially Irish of foods – Brown Bread. Along with a Brown Bread competition the Brown Bread Tent will feature demos and workshops for adults and kids, schools competitions and info and demos on flour, butter and buttermilk.

There is an entry fee to the car park of €5 per car; everything else is free including music, workshops and entertainment. There is a free online registration system for the workshops (details below). The nominal cost allows our visitors to have a great family day out and spend any money they wish on great Irish food.

Confirmed Exhibitors...........(there will be lots more as well)

88 Food Co., Aine’s Chocolate’s, Alex’s Pate, Ardrahan Farmhouse Cheese, Ardsallagh Goat Farm, Aruna Sauce Co, Bellingham Blue Cheese, Boyne Valley Blue Cheese, Burkes Farm Ice Cream, Cashel Blue Cheeses, Cahill’s Farm, Castlemine Farm, Coffee Angel, Con Traas Apple Farm, Cookies of Character, Cooleeney Cheese, Cratloe Hills Sheep Cheese, Crepes in the City, Dave’s Relish, David Llewellyn’s Apple Farm, Derrycamma Farm, Doherty’s Butchers, Dunany Organic Flour, Durrus Farmhouse Cheese, Ed Hick Pork Butcher, Floods Butchers, Forge Restaurant, GIY North Meath, Green Saffron Spice Co., Jack McCarthy Meats, Janet's Country Fayre, Jane Russell’s Straight Sausages, Kilbeg Dairy Delights, Killycoony House Preserves, Killeen Farmhouse Cheese, Knockdrinna Farmhouse Cheese, Lilliput Foods, Lily’s Tea Shop, The Little Milk Co, Man of Aran Fudge, Martin Sawiki Breads, Mella’s Fudge, Mic's Chilli, Natasha’s Living Food, Olivia’s Chocolates,Organic Herb Co, On The Pigs Back, Pollocks Pickles, Richard Hogan Fruit and Veg, Rogan’s Smokehouse, Susi Foods.


Brown Bread Tent

• Ongoing demos will take place throughout the day on making brown bread which kids and adults alike can join in on.

• Local Schools Brown Bread making competition • Producers of essential ingredients; Flour and Buttermilk on hand also throughout the day.

And Introducing The First National Irish Brown Bread Competition - Details on the competition and how to enter: form.pdf

Workshop / Demo: Baking Traditional Irish Brown Bread - 2pm with Maura Sheridan (Kevin & Seamus’s Mammy) and Richard Graham-Leigh, baker of Sheridan’s Brown Bread Crackers.

Workshops – Main Workshop Tent

Baking with Kids with Nessa Robins

Sausage Making with Ed Hick Irish Cheese and Irish Craft Beers Future of Fish with Pauric White Sausage Taste Test Hosted by Ella McSweeney

Outdoor Guided Trips - 12.30 – 1.30pm 2 – 2.45pm 3 – 3.45 4 – 4.45pm 5.30pm

Wild Foods & Foraging with Enda McEvoy 1.30pm - 2.15pm Self Sufficciency with a trip next door to The Forge with Pauric White 4.55 – 5.30pm 

In Our Warehouse Shop - Cheesemaker Tastings & Wine Tasting with Enrico Fantasia throughout the day.


Please Register Here To Attend the Workshops

Simply click the link, fill in your name and email address and specify the workshops you wish to attend.

Note - The activities / workshops which require registration are as follows: Brown Bread Demo at 2pm, all those running in the Main Workshop Tent and the Outdoor Guided Trips. Everything else is a drop in format. You can bring along your ticket either in print or on your smartphone for scanning.

Family Entertainment
There will be free face painting, bouncing slide and castle and lots of other entertainment to keep the children happy in between all the yummy food. Our local sports clubs will be running a variety of traditional fair games such as horse shoe throwing. The fantastic jazz ensemble ‘Early house’ will provide a musical backdrop for the day.

The event will be held on the grounds of Sheridans Cheesemongers’ warehouse and offices in the townland of Pottlereagh on the Meath Cavan border. The site was formerly the Virginia road railway station. Sheridans received the Ellison award from An Taisce for their work in renovating and conserving the old railway store. This large stone building now houses a retail shop displaying Sheridan’s famous selection of quality cheeses, foods and wines. The buildings are set in the beautiful rolling hills of the Meath Countryside.

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