Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Fishing trip

Kevin McGowan from Spiddal has been contacted in relation to a fishing trip that many of our members have shown an interest in and we have arranged an evening trip for Sunday 22th September from 5.30pm to 8.30pm. The boat can accommodate up to 12 people, and the catch of the day is mainly mackerel and pollock.   We have secured a special price of €25 per person for the trip. Everything will be provided on the evening by Kevin.  However a warm waterproof jacket/coat, wellies and a container for your catch will be required!  Kevin has a BBQ on board where we can cook our catch of the day.

If anyone is interested, they can contact Maria on 086-3637357 ASAP, so as to avoid disappointment. The fishing boat departs from Rosaveal pier at 5.30pm, so please arrive 15 minutes early.
Rossaveal port is approx 37km from Galway city, which takes about 45 minutes. Click or copy and paste the following link for a map and directions. If anyone requires a lift, please let me know and I may be able to arrange a car pool.  ‘Hope to see you all soon.

Iasc Mara Teo
Rossaveal Pier Ballinahown, Rossaveal, Galway

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Grandmothers Day project winner Ruby on her Ballymaloe Cookery School experience

Slow Food Galway held a Grandmothers Day project earlier in the year where over 300 pupils took part from various national schools in Galway. The first Prize for this competition was a Cookery Day out for both pupil & their Grandmother Ballymaloe Cookery School courtesy of Darina Allen. The prize went to Ruby Ní Dhubhshlaine from Gaelscoil.Dara, who took her Grandmother Betty of on a cookery adventure during her summer holidays. Ruby was so kind to send me on a picture and a letter about her experience (Thank you Ruby), and here is what she had to say..................

My name is Ruby Ní Dhubhshlaine. I go to Gael Scoil Dara in Renmore, Galway. In May 2013 I won ‘Grandmother’s Day Cooking Competition’ organised by Galway Slow Food Group. The prize was a day cooking in Ballymaloe Cookery School with my Granny Betty.
We stayed at a lovely b&b five minutes from the school. When we arrived granny betty went to a different room. I went into a big kitchen. my group made kibbled wheat scones, quesadillas, ice-cream and lemonade. Some other groups made potato and sweet corn chowder meatballs salad and tart. At lunch we could have whatever we wanted. After lunch we saw the pigs and cows on the farm. We tried to get into the middle of the maze in the garden and back out again ... it was hard. Most of us had to cut through a couple of hedges. We got to take home a folder of Ballymaloe cooking ideas.
Afterwards Granny Betty, Grandad Dick and myself went to look at the herb garden
We had a super duper day and we wanted to say ‘Thank You’ to the Slow Food Organisation in Galway for organising the competition for the wonderful prize.

Best wishes – Ruby (and the Delaney Family)