Put this one in your foodie diary.
The Creative Killeagh Pop-up Restaurant will appear in the east Cork village for one night only this weekend, serving a range of food from the local land, wood and sea.
Comida chef Mike Clery will led the charge on Saturday, April 14th at 7pm, with a menu that features home gin-cured trout with beetroot and horseradish cream and slow-cooked lamb shoulder with wild garlic and rosemary.
In case you’re not familiar, Comida is a collective of different cooks and promoters who have been cooking local, tasty and seasonal grub in and around Cork for the last few years – with pop-ups and tapas nights in the Sirius Arts Centre, Cork Cricket Club, Levis’ of Ballydehob and beyond.
For the price of the €30 ticket, guest receive three courses and their first drink and support the Creative Killeagh project and festival. Tickets can be purchased here.
The pop-up is all part of an attempt to revive an historic Killeagh tradition: May Sunday.
The festivities surrounding the first Sunday in May trace back to the de Cappel Brooke family, whose estate is now Glenbower Wood. In order to show off their newly built bridges and renovations in the 1830s, they invited the villagers onto the estate.
This became an annual celebration, which continued until 2001.
This year four artists have been researching May Sunday traditions and Killeagh parish history. Each artist is leading a community project in the run-up to, or at the May Sunday Festival.
Traditions you will see resurface in 2018 include a torchlight procession, a fancy dress competition, and an open-air dance.
You’ll find the full list of brilliant, family-friendly events happening in Killeagh in the coming weeks over here.