Bean an tí sa chistin / Cooking Demonstration – Griddle Bread
Local lady Agnes O’ Loughlin, an accomplished baker, will be giving Griddle Bread Demonstration on Wednesday mornings at 12pm. This demonstration can also be booked for private tours and groups.
Griddle bread or cakes was a stable of the farmhouse kitchen and the Bean an Ti (woman of the house) would be bake this bread daily. This is a wonderful skill to learn and you won’t be able to resist the smell of the freshly cooked traditional bread just like our mother’s used to bake. What a treat it must have been to have hot freshly made bread and butter and if you were really lucky some homemade jam!
Once Upon A Place visits the Burren, Co. Clare
Laureate na nÓg Eoin Colfer’s Once Upon A Place storytelling tour is coming to the Burren, Co. Clare and bringing a crack team of storytellers to visit schools throughout the region. Writers and storytellers Sadie Cramer, Matt Griffin, Nuala Hayes, Erika McGann, Alan Nolan and Sarah Webb will be visiting 12 schools in the Burren Region, and Alan will be taking part in a special event at the Michael Cusack Centre with local storyteller Paddy Hynes involving two local national schools. The tour takes place over the 6th and 7th May, 2015.
There will also be a public event taking place at the Salmon Bookshop and Literary Centre, Parliament Street, Ennistymon from 4.30pm to 6pm on Wednesday 6th May, involving all the participating storytellers. There’ll be an opportunity to meet the writers and buy their books and CDs. Once Upon A Place is supported by The Arts Council, Clare County Libraries and the Clare County Council Arts Office.
The Michael Cusack centre is proud to announce that from Tuesday the 18th April it will be launching its seven day opening schedule. The centre will open at 10 o’ clock each morning with tours running until 4.30. Visitors can also avail of our tea/coffee facilities and can browse in our gift centre. A must see for all GAA enthusiasts.