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Straw Boys Storytelling Evenings

Date
Oct 25 2019 - Nov 01 2019
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Address

Ballina, Mayo,
T: +353 96 74902

This free event will feature a storyteller regaling the audience with Poitin stories of old. The history behind the most illicit drink in Ireland will be explored and local stories of Poitin tales and mishaps will also be discussed.

Straw Boys Storytelling evening in 5 different pubs in Ballina over 5 weeks in the lead up to National Poitin day.

This free event will feature a storyteller regaling the audience with Poitin stories of old. The history behind the most illicit drink in Ireland will be explored and local stories of Poitin tales and mishaps will also be discussed. The audience will then learn how the Connacht Distillery produces its copper pot distilled Straw Boys Poitin and a taste of the good stuff will be given.

Locations in Ballina:
11th October: An Seán Sibín (Betty's) Bar, Ballina: 21:00 - 22:00
18th October: Rouse's Bar, Ballina (with Live Music): 21:00 - 22:00
25th October: Harrison's Bar, Ballina: 21:00 - 22:00
1st November: Cot & Cobble, Ballina: 21:00 - 22:00


Free tours at the distillery will take place on Saturday the 12th October at 2pm and Saturday, November 16th for National Poitín Day at 2pm. Guests can enjoy the experience of a guided tour production area where the sights, sounds and smells of a real working distillery are experienced. The processes behind the distillation of Straw Boys will be explained in detail and a tasting of the good stuff will finish the tour.

This event is part of Taste the Island