THIS Sunday, 7th July, Cooley Country Market takes place in Cooley Parochial Hall. The doors of the market will open at 10 am sharp.
This will be a special day on the Peninsula when local people come together in a huge community effort to care for their own and support ‘The Birches at Rathabbey’.
Many local ladies will put on their aprons and produce a vast array of mouth-watering foods for the market.
There will be a huge selection of breads – brown, currant, treacle, ginger, to name but a few. No two cakes of bread will be similar because so many different recipes will be used, so a cake of bread to suit each palate is guaranteed.
There will be apple and rhubarb tarts galore, fancy cupcakes, old fashioned scones, and fruit cakes.
There will be a selection of jams, freshly made from fruits grown on the Cooley peninsula, all free of additives, just good old fashioned wholesome fruits sweetened with sugar.
There will be big demand for the new season Cooley potatoes, Skerries queens, and organic vegetables with their mouth-watering flavours. There will be valuable bric a brac at recession beating prices, antiques, paintings, handbags, shoes and much more. Gifted Cooley hands have produced a fine selection of knitwear for the market.
The clients who use The Birches Alzheimer Day Care Centre in Dundalk are taking up the challenge of making good old fashioned Cooley country butter for the market.
Last year’s market was a huge success, and there was much demand for the creamy country butter. The Birches’ clients, under the watchful eye of Teenie Rogan made a super job of creating lots of lovely butter, proving the fact that people living with Alzheimer’s disease can continue to make a valuable contribution to society.
Grandma’s country kitchen will be open all day, serving teas, coffees and delicious home baking. A ‘cead mile failte’ is extended to all visitors to the market. Please call, browse the stalls, savour the good food, and the warm hospitality.
The Cooley Active Retirement Group is also hosting a stall at the market. This will be a ‘showcase’ of delightful items, demonstrating that now retired from work, they are in a position to support others with their life long skills and ideas.
Admission is free, with all proceeds going to support those living with and caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease.
For further information on ‘The Birches’, or to donate something to the market, contact Anne Carroll on 086 3938289 or 042 9373898.