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Introduction to Butchery Course

Introduction to Butchery Course

Croan Cottages, Saturday 23rd October 2021 Course Description Every keen cook and small holder is interested in  butchery. A basic knowledge of the terminology & skills involved is crucial to get the most from the meat you raise or buy. The Butcher’s terminology can be daunting though and not many people have actually seen a carcass broken down into its various cuts. Our practical Introduction to Butchery one-day course is led by award winning Butcher Jonathan Brown from Grogan...

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Home Smoking and Curing with Steven Lamb from River Cottage

Home Smoking and Curing with Steven Lamb from River Cottage

Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th of September, 2021 €215, includes Lunch, notes, snacks and goodie bag. Quite simply, one of the best food tutors there is returns to Croan Cottages, from his usual haunt at River Cottage. We are delighted to host Steven Lamb as he helps us explore the techniques originally used to save food, now used to enhance some of the finest flavours in it. Most of these skills have been lost for all but the...

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Introduction to Smallholding Course

Introduction to Smallholding Course

  Details Date: Saturday 18th September, 2021 9:30 am – 5:00 pm Cost for this course is from just €145 including lunch and refreshments. Smallholding Class 18th September 2021 Day Course Only €145.00 EURDay Course & 1 Night Accommodation p/p €195.00 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...

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Introduction to Beekeeping

Introduction to Beekeeping

Dates in 2021 are to be confirmed Open to everyone interested in keeping honey bees, this one day Beekeeping Course is intended for beginners or for existing members to update their beekeeping skills. 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. When is the Course on? This one day course runs on Saturday 23rd May, 13th June and 18th...

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Wine Tasting in Kilkenny

Wine Tasting in Kilkenny

Great fun for a Hen Party or a group of Friends, a Wine Tasting or Wine Appreciation class are one of the most popular activities at Croan Cottages. Each wine Appreciation class generally runs for 1.5 – 2 hours and is more about learning how to evaluate and appreciate ANY wine, rather than learning about a particular grape of brand. Everyone gets to take home wine and tasting skills and knowledge that they can use to...

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