Coole Swan afternoon delight for Julianstown Development group
AN afternoon of sandwiches, pastries, cakes and tea was just the order for the good folk of Julianstown when the local development group staged a pampering day at the Church of Ireland Parish Rooms on the Laytown Road.
The Coole Swan Afternoon Tea certainly lived up to its name, sponsored by Mary Sadlier of Coole Swan Liqueur.
The idea arose when some of the Julianstown Committee members met Mary at an event in City North Hotel and told her they had presented the Lord Mayor of Xiamen in south eastern China with a bottle of the delicious liqueur and Mary, being Mary, immediately offered to sponsor an event for them.
The event kicked off with a little taste of that beautiful Coole Swan Liqueur, and then followed by smoked salmon on brown bread. There was an assortment of sandwiches, freshly baked scones with a dollop of raspberry jam and clotted cream, and then some yummy éclairs, lemon drizzle cake, chocolate brownies to name but a few presented on a pretty 3-tiered cake stands!
Then the Cooker Demonstration began with the ultimate showstopping bake and none other than the gravity-defying cake with sweets pouring over the top and tumbling down the sides. This bake by Ann Marie Ennis definitely had the wow factor!
They finished the afternoon off with a raffle and all monies raised from the event will be used to replace expensive gardening equipment which was recently stolen from a locked container in the Julianstown Village Garden.
Julianstown Tidy Towns would like to thank Mary Sadlier, Coole Swan, Ann Marie Ennis and all who attended this really special afternoon.
‘We are forever grateful to all our committee who did such trojan work in setting up the room and then having to clear it all away! Thanks, too, to Robert Ward for coming to our rescue and building the stage! Great team event!,’ a spokesperson added.
Aisling Monahan, Brendan and Mary Logue, committee members at the Julianstown & District Community Association.