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Something fishy going on in Ballycotton with RACHEL ALLEN this June Bank Holiday weekend

Ballycotton Pier is the PLAICE to be this Bank Holiday Sunday 3rd June between 2 – 5 pm for the 6th annual Ballycotton Seafood & Shanty Festival Family Fun Day.

Seafood & Shanty Ballycotton will kick off on Friday evening with an HB Down Syndrome Ice Cream FUNDAY Party between 5 – 6pm at the Blackbird, Ballycotton hosted by RACHEL ALLEN.

Throughout Ballycotton for the whole weekend all Ballycotton eateries will be offering fishy specials on their menus. and at 10pm on Saturday 2nd June ‘Fishy Bites’ will be served at every bar with the compliments of the village.

On FAMILY FESTIVAL DAY, Sunday 3rd JUNE, between 2 – 5pm, Ballycotton pier will be less tranquil than usual and become a sea of old-fashioned family fun, entertainment and a delicious variety of food stalls… so for CODS sake don’t MULLET over too much and come join the FIN (sorry – couldn’t resist!).

The afternoon will begin with RACHEL ALLEN demonstrating at 2pm how to smoke fish in a biscuit tin and a delicious summer salad to serve it with. ARUN KAPIL, Green Saffron will spice things up with a summer curry, with BBQ monkfish steaks, charred greens, tamarind ginger hot dressing and Chris from OKAWARI SUSHI will take a break from his food stall to show us the techniques he acquired in Japan.

SEAFOOD & SHANTY Timetable of events (Fishy Specials in the pubs and restaurants all weekend)

Fri 1st June: 5 – 6pm Rachel is hosting a HB FUNDAY Ice cream party for Down Syndrome Ireland at The Blackbird

Sat 2nd June: 10pm Free fishy ‘Bites’ in the pubs

Sun 3rd June: Between 2–5pm:

2pm - Rachel Allen Cookery Demo

2.45pm - Arun Kapil (Green Saffron) Cookery Demo

3pm - Duffy’s Cut start playing

3.15pm - Fish Filleting Demo (TBC)

3.30pm - OKAWARI Sushi Cookery Demo with Chris

4pm - School of Uke

5pm - Seafood & Shanty Ballycotton CRAB DERBY

One of the many highlights of the weekend is the festival CRABY DERBY which brings the family fun day to a hilarious close at 5pm Sunday evening. It takes place on the pier and you are invited to get involved on the day – this is a truly unique experience not to be missed!

Follow the Seafood & Shanty Ballycotton event page on the @BallycottonCommunity Facebook page for updated information. We look forward to SEAing you this June Bank Holiday weekend. And remember… What’s the best way to communicate with a fish?…. drop it a line! (sorry)…. Catch you next weekend! #Ballycotton #SeafoodandShantyBallycotton

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