Loughrea Medieval Festival will bring together artists, musicians, food lovers and a range of people from Ireland, Spain and Hungary with their Small Towns Big Ideas project ‘A Taste of the Past: Exploring our European Connections’.
Loughrea Medieval Festival recognises that food is a central part of any celebration and a common identity regardless of our culture. Through a series of events from 24 to 26 August, ‘A Taste of the Past: Exploring our European Connections’, will give attendees the opportunity to understand our cultural similarities and differences and to learn from each other; thus, uniting and strengthening the connection between Ireland, Spain and Hungary.
Events over the weekend include:
‘A Taste of the Past: Exploring our European Connections’, Friday 24 August, 7pm – Lough Rea Hotel, Athenry Road.
A unique evening celebrating our rich European food heritage.
‘Drawn Together: The Loughrea Zibaldone Project’, Sunday 26 August, 1pm – 5pm – Loughrea Medieval Festival Tent (The Fairgreen).
The Loughrea Zibaldone Project involves sketchers from Hungary, Spain and Ireland sketching around the medieval town of Loughrea. Over the festival weekend, the artists will create sketches that will be brought together into a one of a kind handmade Zibaldone book.
‘Potato: King of the Vegetables’, Saturday 25 August, 2pm – 4.30pm – Temperance Hall Kitchen, Barrack Street.
Join Noel Loughnane, Culinary Arts Lecturer GMIT and team, as they prepare and cook potato dishes from Ireland, Spain and Hungary. This event is open to all and will give people an opportunity to see and sample recipes using ingredients available during the medieval period.
‘Loughrea Heritage Town Walk & Talk’, Sunday 26 August, 12.45pm Start Location: Clonfert Diocesan Museum, in the grounds of St. Brendan’s Cathedral, Barrack Street
Discover the remnants of the historic medieval town of Loughrea with Colman Shaughnessy and Joe Loughnane, our knowledgeable local guides from Loughrea Memorial Group. This is a walking tour so please wear suitable footwear and clothing.