A number of exciting events are planned around the country to celebrate National Potato Day and encourage Irish people to get involved at home and in their community. These include:
The first ever Carlow Rooster Festival will take place this year to coincide with National Potato Day. This event has been designed to celebrate the Rooster potato and its proud links to Carlow, over the last 30 years, where it was bred by Teagasc in Oak Park Research Centre. The festival begins on National Potato Day with Bord Bia Potato Ambassadors, TV dietician and nutritional expert, Aoife Hearne and Chef Padraig Óg Gallagher from the Boxty House in Temple Bar delivering nutritional talks and cookery demonstration to schools at an event in Oak Park. Local celebrations will continue over the weekend.
‘Feile an Phráta’ is an annual festival run by a community group in West Kerry to celebrate the history and heritage of the potato across eight parishes in the Dingle Peninsula. This year the group will celebrate 10 years by hosting a stand at the Dingle Food Festival which will be officially opened by Bord Bia Potato Ambassador, Chef Padraig Óg Gallagher from the Boxty House in Temple Bar on Saturday 6th October at 11am.
This free, family fun day is being hosted by local farming businesses, Country Crest and Keoghs Farm, in celebration of Ireland’s staple food – the mighty potato! Some of the exciting activities on the day will include potato sack racing, tug-o-war, face painting, bouncy castles, traditional lawn games, vintage tractors, music, cookery demos – as well as getting to see potatoes being baked in a vintage steam engine!
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