August 22, 2013

Did you know Ireland has a National Potato Day?

Did you know it's National Potato Day this Friday, 23rd August? Well it is and it's an opportunity to celebrate the humble spud, one of the most versatile vegetables around. Whether you like them mashed, boiled, in their jackets or slathered in butter, they offer something for everyone. National Potato Day, in association with Bord Bia, Irish Potato Federation Members and the Irish Farmer’s Association, plans to celebrate the wonderful spud with lots of events around the country. 

In Dublin Keoghs are bringing the farm to the city with  'Spud Fest' which will take place on South King Street.  'Spud Fest' will take place from 12.00pm – 4pm with potato performers, music, tastings, “Spud” Snaps and plenty of other festival fun.

In Navan there will be an All Ireland Potato Dig and Pic Competition while in Lusk there will be a Guinness World Record attempt for the world’s longest potato and spoon race. Teagasc will also host a National Virtual Workshop on “Growing Potatoes” which will be open to everybody for a live Q&A Session on  August 23rd  from 1-2pm. To find out more about the events taking place click here. And if like me you won't get a chance to get to any of the events make sure you have a spudtastic dinner instead! 

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