Slow Food International and Sandbrook House are delighted to present the second International Grandmothers Day Celebration.

On Saturday April 20 "Slow Roots" an international, expert led Symposium will tackle the topic of how to use traditional Irish food to create jobs in rural communities as we explore the question: "How can we learn from our Food Heritage to create employment for this generation?"

Sunday is Grandmothers Day; a Celebration of Forgotten Skills.Come along for series of workshops and demonstrations from some of Ireland's most passionate Slow Food experts.

We will explore the food cycle from beginning to end, with focus on sustainability and celebrating good clean and fair food. Darina Allen, Pamela Black, Granny Florence Bowe, Niall Murphy of Donnybrook Fair and Sophie Morris of Kookie Dough will do cookery demonstrations. For the children there will be a couple of hands on sausage making sessions with Ed Hick.
A series of workshops and demonstrations on forgotten skills including butter, cheese and chocolate making, preserving, foraging and cooking bastible bread over the open fire will be free to attend. There will also be talks on Grow It Yourself, beekeeping, willow weaving, seaweed, seed sowing and more. All of this and a fantastic Farmers Market will ensure a day of fun for all.