Positively Eventful Market
Feb 25 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Positively Eventful Market

The PositiVely Eventful Market is BACK FOR 2018 with lots of scrumptious foods, local crafts and sustainable products for you to enjoy over a cuppa with music and fun. Seating provided! 100% Vegan!

Happiness cannot describe what we feel about making our dreams come true!

Come and celebrate with us on the last Sunday of this month.

You will find the market in Blue Fitness Gym, 4 – 5 Penrose Quay, Cork.

2018 Annual Seed Share
Mar 4 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

2018 Annual Seed Share

2018 Annual Seed Share – Sunday 4th March 12pm – 4pm
FREE Entry for supporters of Irish Seed Savers
FREE Entry for Children
€5 for General Addmission

It’s that time of year again where we are all beginning to plan our gardens for the year ahead. Where to place the flowers, how many raised beds will I have? What did I plant there last year? What will I plant in there this year? So many questions, but the work, care, harvesting and eating that lays ahead all begins with a seed.

Every year  Seed Savers  always acknowledge the coming season by hosting our Seed Share day. This is a big event  and everyone is invited, if you have any spare seeds bring them along too for everyone to share. It doesn’t matter what types of seeds they are, you may arrive with some spare lettuce seed but end up going home with some rare Emerald Apple Tomato seeds from Russia.

Don’t be surprised if you end up going home with more seeds than when you arrived. Bring your friends and family and enjoy a walk through the twenty acres of Organic Seed Gardens, Heritage Orchards and Native Woodland trails. On the day there will have  be a selected menu in the cafe and the Cob Pizza Oven will be fired up

Guest Speakers to be confirmed.

East Cork meets West Cork in the Middle
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm

East Cork meets West Cork in the Middle

East Cork meets West Cork in the Middle. A celebration of Corks food regions and produce.

On Tuesday, March 6th in Greenes Restaurant, Cork City,
top chefs Robbie Krawczyk (soon to open a new West Cork restaurant), Kevin Ahern (Sage in Midleton) and Greenes own Bryan McCarthy will do their best to showcase Cork produce, from their respective areas. Robbie using West Cork produce in a vegetable course, Kevin using East Cork produce in a seafood course & Bryan using North Cork produce in a carnivorous course. Served with a drinks pairing on the night by Greenes Matre`d & sommelier Frank Schiltkamp.


Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair
Mar 8 @ 5:00 pm – Mar 11 @ 11:00 pm

Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair

Join the crew for 3 days of brews, food, fun and entertainment at Ireland’s largest craft brews and food festival. This year we’re looking forward to:

🍻Over 400 brews to enjoy – beer, cider, gin, whiskey, vodka🍻
🍸New Distiller’s Quarter🍸
🏉Live Six Nations Rugby – Ireland vs Scotland on Saturday🏉
🎸Live music all weekend🎸
🍔Lots of delicious food to try🍔
😀Unforgettable nights with your friends and colleagues😀

Tickets available on Eventbrite or via our website https://www.alltechbrews.ie/

Spring Foraging Workshop Offaly
Mar 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Spring Foraging Workshop Offaly

1 Day Spring Foraging Workshop Offaly with Wild Food Mary in Clareen, Birr, County Offaly. Please arrive 9:45.

You will meet other wild food enthusiasts from different walks of life.  In the morning all are gathering at 9:45am, aiming to make a start at 10am after meeting each other over a cuppa.  Then Mary will lead the group on a forage, first within the grounds and then extending into surrounding woodlands, hedgerows and anywhere else you can discover hidden treasures. Once you see just how much is to be found, be sure you will have the foraging bug and those primal instincts will kick in!  You’ll then be surprised, if not astonished, at just how much food is growing all around you and your new found interest in foraging. More details here.

Wild Food Mary, expert forager, chef, organic food enthusiast and author.  She also produces a select range of fine natural products and has many recipes to share and recommend. With a life time of experience Mary leads a highly informative, yet friendly and relaxed workshop with lots of great craic! You may have seen her on TV on RTÉ in Dermot’s Secret Garden and Lords and Ladles.  She pops up in the newspaper from time to time too and has been recognised by Fáilte Ireland as a Quality Unique Food experience in Ireland’s Ancient East.  Her Wild Damson Liqueur was awarded 2 Gold Stars by Great Taste in 2014.

Phone: 0877418536

Email: contact@wildfoodmary.com

Website: https://wildfoodmary.com

Food Photography Workshop for Chefs
Mar 12 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Food Photography Workshop for Chefs

Food photography is an important part of every food business. A picture says more than a thousand words – a good photo can entice visitors to your business while a bad image can have the opposite effect. Food Photography Wrkshop for Chefs

In this workshop, we will visit Stoneview Restaurant in Blarney, Co. Cork and learn about taking professional looking photos under the hot lamp and other locations in a professional kitchen. Shaunagh O’Connell is our expert on the day, having worked with The River Lee Hotel, Cornstore and Coqbull as well as lecturing in CIT, understands the importance of good imagery.

Join us for a special workshop on Monday, 12th March from 10am – 2pm to learn about lighting, atmosphere and setting a scene from one of the best in the business. The first part of the workshop is dedicated to understanding technique etc before we head to the kitchen where Patrick Murphy of Stoneview will have prepared a light lunch for us. Shaunagh will then demonstrate how to take photos with an iPhone/Smartphone under the hot lamp as well as the rest of the kitchen.

After lunch, we will be talking about social media and changes in the algorithm of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Tickets are €45 including lunch. Places are limited, booking is essential and payment has to be made prior to the event. For any inquiries, please contact Elke O’Mahony of Bia Sasta (phone: 087 3168855, email: elke@biasasta.ie).

Please note that tickets are none refundable but can be transferred to a third party.

Cocktails, Cuisine & Style
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm


….the Spring Fashion event happens again in March for Pieta House, Preventing Suicide and Self Harm and in association with Classic Drinks sponsors of the Cocktail Reception prior to the meal, models by Lockdown PR & fabulous Spring fashion & accessories from Blush Cork & itso me Boutiques, both located at Douglas Shopping Centre with accessories from Azure Jewellery Cork..

so round up the girlies now because when the tickets are gone…they’re gone!

Entertaining with Darina & Rachel Allen
Apr 18 @ 2:00 pm – Apr 20 @ 5:00 pm

Entertaining with Darina & Rachel Allen

Darina and Rachel Allen have presented many successful television series and produced dozens of best-selling cook books between them. They also love to entertain…hence Entertaining with Darina & Rachel Allen was born.

This two and a half day course promises to be one of the most entertaining, instructive and popular courses of the year. Watch and learn as Darina and Rachel have fun cooking together and sharing their favourite recipes for easy entertaining with you.

Then it’s your turn in the kitchen. Two hands-on sessions with one tutor for every six students ensures an unusually high level of personal attention. So you will also learn important tips and tricks to get the best out of the recipes and your ingredients.

Darina and Rachel’s recipes use many seasonal ingredients from the school’s organic farm and gardens. They will share a selection of fish, meat and vegetarian options for delicious appetisers, starters, mains and puds.

And don’t worry, you will be well fed! As well as having the opportunity to taste all the dishes prepared after each demonstration, you’ll enjoy a delicious lunch every day.

By the end of the course you will have mastered a whole new repertoire of recipes and techniques. You’ll return home confident to entertain with panache and just chill out, sip some bubbles and enjoy your guests!

*Please note that each Part of this course do not need to be taken in order. Each course shares a different set of recipes.


How it works.

We will welcome you on your arrival at the cookery school with a cup of coffee and a cake.  The Demonstration with Darina and Rachel will start at 2.00pm with a great selection of all kinds of entertaining recipes and a wide range of tips and tricks.  Keep an eye out as you will have to choose what you would like to cook for the following morning.  After class it’s off to the cottages for a well earned rest.

Each morning begins with Breakfast at 8:30 for all our students.  This is a time to enjoy the morning sunshine in our farm dining room and get ready for the day with a bowl of steaming hot porridge, jersey cream and local honey, freshly made bread and Irish farmhouse cheese and a nice strong cup of coffee.

For the rest of the days (after a good breakfast each morning) you will cook a selection of items each morning under the watchful eyes of our teachers where you will learn the important tips and trick to get the best out of the recipes and your ingredients.  After you have sit down to enjoy your lunch you will enjoy and afternoon demonstration with a further set of recipes.  By Wednesday you will have mastered numerous new recipes and techniques.