Drum Roll……Thursday the 7th of August we officially launched Heather and celebrated 50 years of the Moriarty family Business. The ever gracious Rachel Allen was on site for the day to oversee ceremonies and check out our work to date!

 

Here she is getting the grand tour with Denis, Ailish and Tim Austin our award winning garden designer.

 

 

We had invited some of our local suppliers to come along on the day and give out samples of their delicious produce market style around the grounds. Ballyhoura Apple Juice, Mountain Man Beer, Sasta Sausages, Knockatee Cheese and Valentia Icecream were present on the day to meet with our invited guests and give out samples of their produce.

 

 

Rachel gave a lovely speech on encouraging artisan production and commending us on the endeavour to date. We had live music from LYDA a great 3 piece band from cork. We supplemented what the producers were giving out with tasty treats from our own kitchen. Little samples of our daily menu like mini Ring of Kerry Lamb Burgers, Ballinskelligs Chicken wrapped in Cos Lettuce, Smoked Mackeral with Beetroot on Melba Toast. We also had some tasty treats from our baker Kathleen which as ever went down a storm!

Heres Kathleen with one of her baking heroes!

 

 

 

 

We had Dee our resident gardener down at the polytunnels showing kids how to plant their own seeds and giving them little pots to take home themselves!

 

 

 

I was busy doling out sparkling elderflower cordial with frozen raspberries and a selection of our house wines to cool everyone down. The place looked great and had an almost festival feel to it with everyone congregating and sitting around outside in the sun for hours!

 

 

 

A big thank you to everyone who made our special day a success. It was inspiring to see so many people excited about the same things we are. Great food, local produce, growing your own and having fun while your at it!!!