Celebrating Community in Castlecomer
The Beautiful Estate Yard once the farmyard and stables of Castlecomer House, played host to another Street Food Festival on Friday 27th August. The forecast was promising and there was an air of anticipation and excitement for much loved festival now in its 3rd year.
This time we were joined by the Fruit Tree Project who provided apple pressing from 6pm. A steady flow of crates and bags and boxes of apples arrived to be crushed and juiced by Monica Fleming and her crew. There were lots of happy faces as people headed home with bottles and containers of the freshest and tastiest juice.
A number of food and beverage stalls including The Good Farm free range pork from minutes down the road, Breagagh Artisan Meats from Kilkenny, Costellos Brew Co, AuntyA, The Fermentary, The Hartrey Kitchen and the Jarrow Cafe filled the yard with their gourmet offerings. The food ranged from hearty local pork burgers to South African inspired sweet delights and vegetarian and vegan options from the Hartrey Kitchen. Beverages were provided by Gerard Costello and his range of locally brewed Costellos Beers and The Fermentary with their healthy and delicious range of Kombuchas.
The very talented showman Martin Molloy played a super eclectic selection of songs from lively ballads to modern classics. Everyone involved contributed to a social, fun and relaxed festival.
The yard buzzed with laughter and chat as the sunset and the lights came on. The now traditional bonfire burned long into the evening and provided warmth for the late evening chats.
It was a lovely celebration of community, good local food and music in a much loved historical setting.
The event was organised by Kilkenny Leader Partnership in conjunction the Synergy Network and Errol Delaney of the Estate Yard.