Saturday, 12th October from 5-7pm.
Ailbhe Gerrard is a farmer and beekeeper behind Brookfield Farm. Ailbhe studied sustainable development in University College London, and organic farming for three years in the renowned Scottish Agricultural College (SRUC). She was recently honoured with a Nuffield Agricultural Scholarship, and lecturing at Gurteen Agricultural College. Driven by her vision of bringing agriculture back to its sustainable roots; producing good food for people.
As well as farming the land Ailbhe was inspired by the views and rich land of the farm, she set out to create entirely natural, traditionally handmade gift products from the wild honey being produced, including beeswax candles and gift boxes. The candles are dipped and hand poured often scented with botanical essential oils. During the afternoon you will learn all about bee keeping, how you can help, taste the honey and see a demonstration on how to make a bees wax candle. Enjoy a glass of wine and taste delicious Sligo Oysters freshly shucked in front of you. This event is part of Taste the Island.