We decided to give this year's Harvest Festival a 'Slow Food' theme and provide an array of dishes made from the vegetables, fruits and herbs grown in our garden whilst encouraging people to eat and to chat together.
|Picking Plums in the garden
Much work was done in advance by volunteers picking, collecting, cooking and baking the harvest produce.
|Cepta picking berries from a hedgerow for tarts
|Myriam & Sohiela harvesting Sloe Berries
|Blackberry & Apple Tart
|Times Past: Boiling Cabbage & Spuds on a traditional open fire
|Baking Potatoes in the Garden Oven
|Mayor Donal Lyons with Anh & Hung from Vietnam
|Councillor Terry O'Flaherty has been a regular visitor to the garden over the years
|Wildlife Food: Small Tortoise Butterfly enjoys an Oxide Daisy FLower in the Garden
Last Saturday's event will be the first of many.
So thanks to the great team of garden volunteers (below) that made it all happen
|A group of visitors from Sandyvale Lawn
|Visitors from the Insight Research Centre at NUI Galway
|Happy Hay Girls! Johanna & Bernie from Crestwood