Tying in with this year's theme "The Gathering 2013" , we have decided to create our very own gathering, a gathering of Slow Foodies and therefore we have put together an enchanted event for our next outing which see's us visiting the wonderful Woodville Walled Garden in Kilchreest, Co. Galway on Sunday 13th October. Woodville House and Garden is set at the foot of the Slieve Aughty Mountains in South East Galway. The Walled Garden at Woodville consists of 1.5 acres has been beautifully restored with colorful herbaceous borders, espaliered fruit trees, vegetable garden, rose garden and a serene water fountain. Within the garden itself is home to a wide variety of heirloom apples which we can press on the day.
The garden is also located close to woodland and is host to a small variety of wild mushrooms which members are welcome to forage after they have gained the necessary knowledge from our team of experts during a talk on identifying the various edible and non-edible varieties.
And in true Slow Food style, we will feast on delicious spit roast lamb along with artisan pizza from our stone pizza oven, finished off with delicious forage fruit crumble. Our members are kindly asked to bring along a jar of preserved jelly (if possible) for our jelly tasting table, so you can let you imagination go wild....
As this is the final outing of the year, i really do hope that you can attend, as it is promised to be a nice relaxing day out. If you can attend, then please RSVP Maria McNeela on 086-3637357 to book your place before Friday 11th October so that we are better able to accommodate our guests.
I hope to chat to you all soon.
Follow the signs for the N6 to Dublin. Continue on the N6 to Loughrea. Enter Loughrea town and take the right turn at the bike shop. This is the N66 to Gort.
Continue on this road for 4km to Kilchreest. In Kilchreest take the small road to the right between two houses- look carefully as it is easy to miss. After 1.2km take the first turn left. Woodville Walled Garden is the third entrance on the right.