All eyes will be on guild members from the Irish Countrywomen’s Associations of Longford and Roscommon in a little over two weeks time for a major ‘cook-off’ at the ‘Taste of the Lakelands’ food festival in Lanesboro.
With the culinary help of the Roscommon Rose of Tralee candidate Aisling McNeill and Longford's popular Rose Caroline Doyle , the ICA members from both counties will head to the marquee at the festival in Lanesboro on Friday night October 7th for a head-to-head battle in the kitchen that will raise funds for the new Pieta House services in Athlone which open this Autumn.
TV3 Ireland AM Chef Edward Hayden is just one of a posse of celebrities who will be aiding and assisting the ladies in the cook-off.
"We are very much looking forward to a great night with good fun and great company," Monica Beegan, President of Roscommon ICA said at the launch of the event on the banks of the Shannon this week.
“We are very pleased to be supporting Pieta House and look forward to meeting all our members and friends in the marquee."
The Longford ICA President Mary Carthy was also present at the launch - complete with rolling pin to take part in combat and deighted to hear that the very popular Roscommon Solstice choir has already confirmed their attendance at 8pm on Friday October 7th to kick off the show in style.
"We are delighted with the response from the ICA so far and hope to confirm an additional panel of celebrity judges and chefs in the coming days" said Hugh Keane of the organising committee, "one of the big features of the night will be the free tea from Lyons Tea and an ice cream giveaway for everybody to go with their bickies and buns. All donations will also go to Pieta House.
For tickets please contact your local ICA Guild in Roscommon or Longford or e mail:firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets will also go on sale in O'Brien's Corner Shop, Lanesborough, Daybreak, Ballyleague and all local shops this week.