Milltown Heritage Group are delighted to be involved in this event. Our exhibition will include a selection of implements from our museum collection including various makes of churns. Come along and see how butter was made back in the day. This will be a great day for all to enjoy!
This free event will provide a wide range of new information, exhibits and activities for all the family. There will be a series of interactive villages, workshops and stands covering all aspects of sheep production, this year, to tie in with Galway, West of Ireland 2018, European Region of Gastronomy designation, there will be a significant emphasis on all aspects of food. The food element of the event will be hosted in a specially designated Food Village. As with previous events there will be a strong commercial aspect to this Sheep Industry Event and sheep breed displays and a number of societies are planning to have regional and national shows at Sheep 2018 Farm to Fork. Sheep2018 Farm to Fork is much more than just a Sheep event. It will have major attractions for both farmers and the non-farming public and indeed for family members of all ages.
Heritage of Food Village
The Heritage Office of Galway County Council, Galway Community Heritage (a member of Irish Community Archive Network), a number of Heritage Groups in the County of Galway and Galway Mens’ Sheds will provide a taste of the rich gastronomical heritage of the county. There will be a traditional kitchen and old type shop display, churning and bread making, digging with the loy, some old farm machinery (courtesy of Kiltulla and District Vintage Club), fishing boats, displays of artifacts and photographs relating to the food heritage of different parts of the county. We will also be show casing the work of Galway Gastronomy Heritage Project. In addition to this Loughrea Craft Club will be on hand with their ‘make and do’ food related workshops for children, Frans Photo booth will be there to capture your photos. Melanie Loren, craft maker who works with straw will be giving talks and undertaking workshops on ‘The Wonder of Wheat’. Cuan Beo will demonstrate the art of net mending,rope splicing and numerous knots.
Staff from the Irish Workhouse Centre in Portumna will be on hand to share the workhouse story and tell us about Life and Diet in the Workhouse A free booklet on food in the workhouse will be available on the day.
You might bump into Declan Coyne and some of the Fair Balladeers. Join ‘Le Chéile’ for ‘Round the House and Mind the Dresser’ music, song and dance seisiúns that will take place at the following time: 10:30am – 11.45am; 12.30pm – 1.45pm -finishing off with a Céilí Mór from 4pm – 5pm! You might also spot the odd scarecrow or two!
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