2016 Autumn Series

The 2016 Autumn Series is a curation of workshops, talks, and events this coming Autumn which will run between mid-September and mid-November.  The series has a focus on food and health, community and sustainability and aims to convey the power that we feel food has as a connector.

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All our events are ticketed, so registration is required, even for the free events.


  • Wine Tasting Workshop with Shane Murphy
    September 22, 2016
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Natural wine is a punk movement in a very traditional industry, but what is it and how is it different from conventional wine making? Shane Murphy (La Rousse Wines) will host an evening workshop, tasting bottles from leading producers of natural wines such as Marcel Lapierre, Jean Foillard, Jeff Coutelou, Domaine Matassa, Testalonga and more. The workshop […]


  • Offsite Workshop on Urban Composting with Tony Lowth
    September 25, 2016
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

The ground’s generosity takes in our compost and grows beauty! Try to be more like the ground. [Rumi] A composting talk for individuals and communities by Tony Lowth, onsite at NCAD Community Garden. Composting is an essential means of returning vital nutrients to our soil, and ensuring healthy growth of plant life and vegetables. Good compost […]


  • Sourdough Bread Workshop with Shane Palmer
    September 27, 2016
    4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fumbally chef turned baker, Shane Palmer has spent the last year in San Francisco working in some of the worlds finest Bakeries. He will be hosting an interactive workshop on all things bread in the Stables Kitchen. As well as learning all about the flour, fermentation and helpful habit of bread making, the workshop will also […]


  • A talk with Anja Murray, Martyn Simpson and Karin Dubsky
    October 5, 2016
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

How many of you actually know which fish we should be buying at different times of the year, whether it has come off a super trawler or a small local day boat. How can you contribute to making fishing more sustainable? We’ll also have the guys from Grown on site to support with their t-shirts, engaging people to change their mind-set about the environment and clothing.


  • Debate on Food and Health
    October 6, 2016
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

An old school debate between the Happy Pear and The Hopsack, chaired by Catherine Cleary. Dave and Steve Flynn will be manning the podium against Finn Murray and Dr Robert Verkerk on the topic of: ANIMALS: DO WE NEED THEM IN OUR DIET There may be no right or wrong answers but we can have […]


  • Introduction to Fermentation with April Danann
    October 11, 2016
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Fermentation of food and drink is an ancient art and a necessary skill to maintain a healthy, balanced gut – turning ordinary vegetables, fruit and water, herbs or apples into a tasty treat or a healing tonic is the ultimate quest for the Food Alchemist. This workshop by April Danann introduces several methods of wild […]


  • Seaweed workshop with Sally McKenna and Karin Dubsky
    October 12, 2016
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn how to identify and cook with the most abundant Irish Seaweeds This evening event will teach you the basics of seaweed habitat, foraging, preservation and some recipes on how to incorporate seaweed into your every day cooking. Expect to learn about dashi, seaweed salads, baking, fermenting and seaweed in sweet treats. Outside of the kitchen, […]


  • Film Screening
    October 13, 2016
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Symphony of The Soil is a documentary by Deborah Koons Garcia which outlines the importance and the richness that is held in the dark muddy substance that surrounds us and grounds us. This evening screening of what we consider a documentary for everyone will be accompanied by soil-inspired snacks.


  • Fermentation Workshop with Dearbhla Reynolds
    October 15, 2016
    12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Dearbhla Reynolds, of The Cultured Club, offers a unique opportunity to learn about some of her favourite ferments and how to incorporate them into a meal. This is a small class of only 12 people who will be served a 5 course tasting menu, each course accompanied by a short demo to guide you through […]


  • Talk, Cupping and Tasting workshop
    October 16, 2016
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This is a rare opportunity to spend a day with one of the worlds most innovative coffee roasters: Denmark’s The Coffee Collective. Their involvement and establishment of direct trade relationships with their coffee growers is an inspirational approach to the sustainability of the specialty coffee industry. Direct Trade is based on the notion that the better […]


  • Introducing Irish bees and beekeeping with Sinead Finn
    October 18, 2016
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This talk will introduce you to Irish bees, both the domestic honey bee and also Ireland’s wild bees. Learn to differentiate between the different types of bee – the honey bee, bumble bee and solitary bee – gaining an understanding of the habitat and lifecycle of each species. Identify why our bees are currently under […]


  • Talk by Domini Kemp & Patricia Daly. Chair: Finn Murray
    October 19, 2016
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

We can no longer underestimate the importance of diet when it comes to cancer diagnosis. All of us need to become better informed about what we should or should not be eating while undergoing treatment … and during recovery afterwards. Yet, information can vary considerably, depending on where it comes from. The “ideal” diet is […]


  • Yoga Brunch with Eithne Kennedy + Katie Sanderson (Sat)
    October 22, 2016
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm

The yoga – with Eithne Kennedy An open level yoga workshop to celebrate the beauty of Autumn.  We will begin with a slow steady flow to open the body and build internal heat.  The focus of our practice will then turn inwards, with a series of asanas to mirror the approach of Samhain, the celtic […]


  • Sourdough Bread Workshop with Shane Palmer
    October 25, 2016
    4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fumbally chef turned baker, Shane Palmer has spent the last year in San Francisco working in some of the worlds finest Bakeries. He will be hosting an interactive workshop on all things bread in the Stables Kitchen. As well as learning all about the flour, fermentation and helpful habit of bread making, the workshop will also […]


  • A Talk by April Danann on Herbs and Health
    October 26, 2016
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Herbs can be culinary, they can be natural medicines, and they can be used for personal care. Think of Rosemary; you cook with it, and you find it in shampoo as a skin care ingredient. Herbs carry unique anti-oxidants, essential-oils, vitamins, phyto-sterols and many other plant-derived nutrient substances, which help equip our body to fight against germs, […]


  • Workshop and Meal with Angus Denoon
    October 29, 2016
    12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A daylong workshop with Angus Denoon, incorporating afternoon cooking lessons and an evening feast. Learn how to create a Bengali Lunch, a traditionally long drawn out affair of  vibrant dishes, tastes and colours. Think: rice – dal – fish – subgee – chutni – pickle – salad – chapati – swee. Best thing of all, every participant gets to bring two friends to the dinner!


  • Workshop with Angus Denoon on cooking with leftovers
    October 30, 2016
    1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Where the memory lives, the essence lie and the real power reside. The Bits that cost the least but give the most. An interactive, all tasting, all talking afternoon exploring the potential of the Bits we discard and disregard. Opening the mind to all options that complete the natural cycle. WHAT WE WILL BE MAKING: […]


  • Bitters Making Workshop with Jarrod Cuffe
    November 2, 2016
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Learn how to make and use your own bitters in our hands-on workshop. In recent times we’ve seen bitters appearing more and more across a range of culinary avenues – added to unconventional drinks, drizzled on desserts and included in all sorts of dishes … not to mention the number of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks you can make with them!


  • An Introduction to Seed Savers and seed saving
    November 5, 2016
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Discover the difference between an insitu and an exsitu seed bank, learn about Lady Christl and May Queen potatoes, find out what Auld Sod and Cabot Canadians are. Seed Savers will share their skills and knowledge with you about some of their 600 varieties of organic, open pollinated heritage seeds and inform you why seed […]


  • Seed Saving workshop with Jo Newton
    November 5, 2016
    2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Saving seeds is an essential skill  in completing the gardens natural cycle, from seed to seed.  It is the most basic way of carrying on our heritage/native varieties of fruits and vegetables from generation to generation. In this workshop you will learn how to ensure the continuation of rare crops and gain ‘hands on’ practical […]


  • An afternoon with Moyhill Farm and Friends
    November 6, 2016
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

We are delighted to welcome back our friends from the Moyhill Farm and Community Garden in Co. Clare and hope you will join us for an afternoon of inspiring talks, discussion, food and perhaps a little music. Moyhill Farm is one of those projects that stops you in your tracks and forces you to open […]


  • Sourdough Bread Workshop with Shane Palmer
    November 8, 2016
    4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fumbally chef turned baker, Shane Palmer has spent the last year in San Francisco working in some of the worlds finest Bakeries. He will be hosting an interactive workshop on all things bread in the Stables Kitchen. As well as learning all about the flour, fermentation and helpful habit of bread making, the workshop will also […]


  • A Dinner by Takashi Miyazaki and Katie Sanderson
    November 12, 2016
    7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
  • A Sunday Dinner by Takashi Miyazaki and Katie Sanderson
    November 13, 2016
    7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Ichigo Ichie (一期一会 “one time, one meeting”). This dinner is a collaboration of Japanese and Irish influences between two of Ireland’s most creative and passionate chefs.


  • Sourdough Bread Workshop with Shane Palmer
    November 29, 2016
    4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fumbally chef turned baker, Shane Palmer has spent the last year in San Francisco working in some of the worlds finest Bakeries. He will be hosting an interactive workshop on all things bread in the Stables Kitchen. As well as learning all about the flour, fermentation and helpful habit of bread making, the workshop will also […]


  • Workshop by Yvonne Scanlan, Hilary O Hagan Brennan (3fe) + Aisling Rogerson ( The Fumbally)
    November 30, 2016
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Yvonne, Hilary and Aisling present an intimate workshop that will give people a chance to reflect on how they are currently taking care of their mental health and to explore everyday strategies that will improve their ability to do so. The core focus will be on time use, diet, lifestyle balance and responsible leadership.