Streetfeast tickles the tastebuds in Knocknagree
DINING al fresco was the theme in Knocknagree last Sunday when locals got together to celebrate Street Feast Day.
The Fair Green at the heart of the village provided the perfect setting and mother nature duly obliged with sunshine and balmy temperatures throughout the day.
The laden tables were groaning with a fine selection of food and beverages and there were plenty of activities to keep the children entertained.
Maíread Cronin who was one of the event organisers told The Corkman that days such as this were a perfect way to encourage and foster community spirit.
“In Knocknagree, we realize the importance of community togetherness and here in our beautiful Fair Green people of all ages and nationalities can enjoy sitting down to meals together,” said Maíread.
“This has provided a wonderful opportunity to share good food, conversation and strengthen relationships with our neighbours,” she added.
Organisers thanked the Fairfield and hall Committees and Knocknagree Development Association for their help in running the Street Feast.
The concept of Street Feast was first introduced in Dublin in 2010 as a means to reduce isolation and boost community resilience.
President Michael D Higgins became the patron in 2016 and this novel way of mingling within communities has been growing in popularity each year all across Ireland.
Valerie and Mike Doyle, Coleen and Denis Linehan and Maureen Shannon clearly had a ball at t lasts Sunday’s Street Feast in Knocknagree.
Street Feast organisers Margaret Goulding, Noreen McSweeney, Mairead Cronin, Breda Twomey, Michael John O’ Mahony, Benny O’Dea, Junior Goulding, Denny O’ Mahony and Carmel O’Mahony.
Cáit, Peter and Kyle Koziel; Mairead and Sean Curran, and Mary and Mike Murphy pose for the camera lens at the Knocknagree Street Feast.
Marian Hickey, Jane O’Keeffe, Mary Fitzpatrick, Sheila McSweeney, Patsy Murphy, Claire Smith and Orla O’Mahony savoured the atmosphere and aromas at the Knocknagree Street Feast.
Debbie Kelleher, Connie Moynihan and Jackie Hickey relaxing and enjoying some of the culinary delights on offer .
Patrick, Zelela, and Zach Linehan enjoyed the family fun in Knocknagree last Sunday.
Eileen and Joe McAuliffe, Killarney with Denis Hickey, Knocknagree enjoying fine weather and great food at Street Feast.