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Review Steven Lamb & Gill Meller October 2017

02.11 2017 Review Steven Lamb & Gill Meller October 2017

On two beautiful, bright, Autumn days a group of 14 eager cooks gathered at Croan to learn from Steven Lamb & Gill Meller. The course outline was ambitious and packed. We made cheese, cooked wild food, did some butchery, pickled and fermented food, made sauces and salads and, of course, had lots of good things to eat. Each evening we gathered at Croan House were Gill and the team cooked up a delicious 3 course meal. Local...

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Introduction to Smallholding Course 28 April

02.11 2017 Introduction to Smallholding Course 28 April

Details Date: Sat 28th April, 2018 9:30 am – 5:00 pm Cost for this course is from just €135 including lunch and refreshments. Booking Type Day Course Only €135.00 EURDay Course & 1 Night Accommodation p/p €185.00 EUR This introduction to Smallholding course will cover the skills and techniques needed for those who dream of establishing or expanding their smallholding. Residential options are available. The subjects covered on this residential Introduction to Smallholding course will include: Sheep/Cattle/Pigs/Goats: Regulations Feeding Housing Diseases and treatments Breeding Beekeeping & honey Veg gardening Growing in...

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Review of Introduction to Butchery Course

02.07 2017 Review of Introduction to Butchery Course

The weather was bright and clear and the participants eager to get stuck in when we gathered to learn from 2 very skilled butchers and teachers!Declan Gilmore and John Griffin started the day with an introduction to the Butcher’s tools of the trade and we learned about their care and safe use.The lads also talked about the provenance of the animals to be butchered and how their diet and environment have an impact on...

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Beginners Beekeeping Course 2017

13.12 2016 Beginners Beekeeping Course 2017

Open to everyone interested in keeping honey bees, this Beekeeping Course is intended for beginners or for existing members to update their beekeeping skills. The instruction continues during the Summer with outdoor demonstrations at the club apiary in Lavistown, Co. Kilkenny. Who should attend: The Beginners Beekeeping Course is ideal for those who have had some previous experience with keeping bees and for those with no previous experience whatsoever. Existing members of the Association will act as mentors to attendees...

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A review of John Wright’s Foraging course, August 2016

01.09 2016 A review of John Wright’s Foraging course, August 2016

The weather could not have been better as Croan Cottages welcomed John Wright, River Cottage UK’s foraging expert, and a group of interested students to join in a Walk on the Wild Side in the beautiful South Kilkenny countryside. Renowned for his expertise in wild edible plants, John, along with host Francis Nesbitt, led a two day foraging course. Participants stayed at Croan Cottages and spent their days learning how to find, identify and prepare...

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