CONNECTING WITH THE SKILLS OF THE PAST: FERMANAGH POTATO HARVEST TRADITIONS AND BOXTY DEMONSTRATION TRADITIONS

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Join us online for an evening celebrating the traditions of the Fermanagh Potato Harvest in bygone days. Guest speakers will provide a history of potato farming in the county with tales of their experiences through the years, followed by a demonstration of boxty making by Eileen McGovern.

  • The Irish Lumper potato and the origins of the famine – John Cunningham
  • Recitations from the late Pat Cassidy’s Memoirs, Lisnaskea – Eileen McGovern
  • Traditional boxty making demonstration – Eileen McGovern
  • Childhood memories and Fermanagh tales – Florence Creighton
  • Poetry recitations – Fermanagh School of Music & Performing Arts

Join us for an enjoyable evening from 7pm and feel free to share your memories and tales of working in the potato field and making boxty.

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