by Martha Ewence
AN array of activities and events will take place on Saturday the 7th of June as part of the Killmallock family fun day which runs in conjunction with Kilmallock’s walled towns day and heritage week. The car-park behind King’s Castle will act as the base for many of the events including a food and craft fair.
Archaeologist and organiser, Sarah McCutcheon, confirmed that this year there would be a greater focus on arts and crafts with the support of the Limerick Craft Collective (LCC).
There will be a very diverse and colourful market element to the afternoon with the addition of an appearance from Diana Dodog, the recent winner of MasterChef. Diana, originally from Hungary but living in Cork, took home the €25,000 prize and the title of Ireland’s MasterChef.
Other highlights include local producers and Pride of Ireland Awards Grand Champions, Bee Sensations. This family owned business create artisan honey and signature jams using pure Irish Honey directly from their own bees. Bean and Gone, a mobile cafe offering a range of Italian coffee will also be part of the market, along with, the award winning Ballyhoura Apple Farm.
Crafts will also be a significant feature of the fun day with local artists displaying work and craft businesses such as Little Ottle who produce beautiful vintage style cake stands and candles as well as cushions, tea cosies, aprons and bags.
King’s Castle and Blossom Castle will be open for guided tours throughout the afternoon, every half hour from 2pm -5pm. Access is limited to 15 at a time. Kilmallock Historical Society will also have the Museum open for the afternoon. There will be a town walk at 3pm. There will be plenty for children too with a kiddies painting workshop and the ever popular Treasure Hunt.