As a member of the Boyne Valley Food series, premium seed oil producer Newgrange Gold, will be hosting their first Farm Walk on the banks of the Boyne on Saturday 19th July at 10.00am.
You will be guided by taste this summer with a feast from the Boyne Valley’s best food producers as you wander through 9,000 years of history. As part of a series of over 30 up-coming events Newgrange Gold will host a walking tour on their farm. Taking in magnificent views of the Boyne, the ancient burial tomb at Knowth and the lush flat plain that makes the Boyne Valley and Newgrange Gold oil so special.
You will be guided by Jack and John Rogers and learn about archaeological finds at the sight and some of the significant history of Crewbawn during the 6th-8th Century. You will be brought on a guided tour of the northern bank of the River Boyne following a track down to the riverbank you will explore the old Boyne Navigation System that operated between Drogheda and Navan. There will be special mention of some of the local history, for instance the drainage schemes created in the 17th and 18th century at Gilltown House on the south side of the river.
You will explore the recently revealed souterrain at Crewbawn and hear the story of the Ancient Passage tomb at Newgrange & Knowth before gathering back at the house to explore the raw ingredients of Newgrange Gold oils; examining the seed, followed by a visit to the production facility and a demonstration of the pressing process, you will be brought on the journey from seed to soil to serving.
|Cooking Demo by Marketing Guru, Foodie, Journalist & Blogger, Caroline Byrne|
Next up as part of your culinary adventure you will be treated to a cookery demonstration by Caroline Byrne – foodie, journalist, blogger and Dublin editor of the McKenna Guides. Caroline studied ancient History and Archaeology before entering the world of Food. She will explore some of the more unique foods of the Boyne Valley which will be available to purchase from the pop-up shop on site for the day.
A truly magical place where history plays a large part, there is no doubt the soil and method of tillage in the fields across the Boyne Valley from Newgrange have given distinction to the taste and flavour of these wonderful culinary oils.
The Farm Walk costs €30 per person and includes a light lunch and refreshments. A 10% Discount for bookings of 6 or more is available.
For more information on Newgrange Gold Farm Walk call 041 982 4273 or visit www.newgrangegold.ie