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In association with Taste Leitrim: Leitrim Boxty Festival 2019

Sat 19 October, 12:00pm

Join us to celebrate the inaugural Leitrim Boxty Festival! .

Join us to celebrate Leitrim as the home of Boxty from 12 noon until 7pm. All Free. All Welcome.

Find out who has won the coveted title of Leitrim's Best Boxty Maker in 2019 in a special awards cermony at 5.30pm (Free but pre booking essential)

We will celebrate our heritage dish with free music, song, dance and some great drop in fun potato art workshops for kids and families!  

View our exhibition of Folklore Essays, read the archives, see the paraphernalia relating to Boxty making, its customs and traditions.

On the day, you can also meet Leitrim's Boxty producers and sample their delicious goods. You'll hear their food stories and discover what makes the perfect Boxty. Did you know that one of our Leitrim Boxty producers is now exporting their products to the UK and USA, giving an authentic taste of home to our Leitrim families abroad?

BOXTY FOOD TRAIL– Join the food trail for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner and discover ‘Boxty Re-imagined’ in our many cafes and restaurants in Carrick on Shannon.

On festival day, Sat 19th Oct, Boxty will be available on Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Menus in eateries throughout Carrick-on-Shannon. Boxty is made of grated raw potatoes, mashed cooked potatoes, with flour added as a binding agent, it is then boiled, baked or formed as a pancake and fried.

**The evening awards event is free but pre booking essential!***