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Tuesday, 17th September 2019

Clams, crafts, Vikings and music at Taste of Togher Festival

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A Viking Longboat parked outside the Glyde Inn during last year's Taste of Togher Festival. 

All roads lead to Annagassan this week where the seventh annual Taste of Togher Festival will take place in The Glyde Inn over two days, Friday 20th and Saturday 21st September 2019 with collections on both days for the Clogherhead Lifeboat.

Annagassan Razor Clam Experience

This event on Friday 20th September: (9:00pm - Late), forms part of Failte Ireland's Taste the Island initiative which explores Ireland's Food Flavours. The night will begin with a video about Annagassan Razor Clams followed by a discussion from local fishermen, razor clam tasting and live music from The Full Shilling.  Entry is Free but you must register.  Register here theglydeinn.ie/events

Food, Craft & Heritage Fair

On Saturday 21st September: (12:00pm-5:.30pm) The Crafty Rock will be showcasing a wide range of local crafts, a food village and The Vikings are back and this year we will have the actual Viking Ship from The TV Series 'The Vikings'. Kids will be able to get aboard a real Viking Ship and discover what it was like to be a Viking. Admission is free.  

The Flo Gas Stage

2pm on the Flo Gas Stage, Archaeologist and Archaeobotanist, Nikolah Gilligan is going to demonstrate a medieval technique for making oatcakes called 'grain grinding' and she will also display an ancient technique for making cheese.

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3pm Seafood cookery demonstration from Tara Walker from East Coast Cookery School.

There will be a wide range of local products and produce to try, from cheese and honey to jam, cupcakes along with plenty of local crafts. 

Historical Walking Tour

4pm In Keeping with the theme, local historian Micheál Mc Keown will give a historical walking tour of the Viking site in Annagassan. Micheál’s speciality is the Viking and Anglo-Norman period. He is also a noted artist and sculptor best known for his iconic "Bull of Cooley" on the M1 motorway. 

Tickets for this walk are available at theglydeinn.ie/events 

Entry is FREE and there will be plenty of family fun!

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