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Samhain: The Origins of an Irish Halloween and The Festive Foods of Humans and Fairies

Daniel Maclise, Snap-Apple Night or All-Hallows’ Eve, c.1840, Collection: Crawford Art Gallery

Monday 31 October, 3–5:30pm 

After a whole growing season, it’s time for the Crawford to dig their spuds and pick their kale! Join food and culinary historian Regina Sexton and UCC folklorist Dr Jenny Butler for a hands-on afternoon in which we will dig spuds and cook up a batch of colcannon while discovering the traditional dishes of the festival.

Jenny will explain the pre-Christian and folk dimensions of an Irish Halloween and Regina will outline the role of food in the festival. Suitable for all ages, and if you’re going trick-or-treating straight afterwards, fancy dress is welcome too.

Free entry | No booking

Emmett Place, Cork, Ireland
T12 TNE6
Tel: 021 480 5042

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N.B. Last entry is 15 minutes before closing

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