Craicly Stories on Thursday, 5th September 2024 (part of Feast - East Cork Food & Drink Festival)

Craicly Stories at Ballyvolane House for Feast Cork Food & Drink Festival


Stories from, “Our East Cork Food Rebels.”

Where: Ballyvolane House, Castlelyons, Cork

Time: 7.30pm to 11.30pm

Date: Thursday 5th September 2024

Booking Info: Tickets are €65.00 per person. Price includes a B&T (Bertha & Tonic)on arrival, a 2-course fork supper (main course and pudding) in the house, Craicly storytelling with some of our local food and farming heroes and a quick tour of the distillery with Justin. Click on the PURCHASE TICKETS HERE button above this text block to book tickets online.

About the Event: CRAICLY and Ballyvolane House are partaking in Feast - East Cork Food & Drink Festival with a storytelling event celebrating “Our East Cork Food Rebels.” By definition, a rebel spirit (and Cork is famous for them!) is willing to take risks and hold true to their passions and beliefs. The East Cork region has a long established food history from the land to the sea, which in true Cork style has been fiercely protected, promoted and maintained by a fabulous group of dedicated artisan food producers and farmers. At this event we will hear some of the human stories behind their important work.

The event will kick-off at 7.30pm and on arrival guests will be served a complimentary B&T. Once everyone has arrived, a casual 2-course fork supper will be served in the house. After supper, the speakers will be introduced by CRAICLY STORIES founder and curator Jane Gormley and the speakers will take the floor (the storytelling will last around an hour). After the talk, Justin Green (owner of Ballyvolane House and Co-Founder of Bertha’s Revenge Gin) will give the guests a quick tour of the distillery where Bertha’s Revenge Gin is produced. The conversations will continue over tipples and pints in the bar in the barn afterwards. (Speakers will be announced closer to the event).

Accomodation is available in the house or in the great outdoors (Ballyvolane glamping) via

What’s CRAICLY? CRAICLY is a storytelling group that pops up in atmospheric, unique venues all over Ireland. Combining places and people, CRAICLY uses storytelling, and the sharing of true stories and experiences to help bring us together…and to have some craic doing it! Live Storytelling is such a key, cultural way of communicating the present, not to mention the past, and the potential future. It’s a fundamental leveller of the human experience and promotes a sense of happiness and empathy.

Hope to see you there!

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