Latest Laois Event: Emo National School fundraising Cookbook to be launched

Latest Laois Event: Emo National School fundraising Cookbook to be launched

Eileen Dunne & Darina Allen to launch fundraising Emo NS Cookbook

An exciting, engaging evening is planned with former RTE newsreader and Honorary Laois Lady, Eileen Dunne and Culinary Queen and Cullahill native Darina Allen on Thursday week, March 2nd, in the Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise at 7:30pm.  Plus, on the night you can win a luxurious stay for two, in 5-star Ballyfin Demesne!

Eilleen & Darina, two of Ireland’s esteemed Family Favourite ladies, will officially launch the Emo National School fundraising cookbook. The cookbook entitled ‘Family Favourites’ is a collection of mouth-watering recipes lovingly shared by parents, children, grandparents, staff and friends of the school. Additionally, a variety of recipes were generously donated by chefs from local restaurants along with some surprise Celebrity Chefs. Darina also kindly wrote the foreword to the cookbook.

Emo National School fundraising Cookbook to be launched by Darina Allen

With 120 recipes, this eclectic mix includes traditional and new family favourites, served from breakfast through to delicious desserts, with step-by-step instructions and cooking tips throughout. There is beautiful photography of dishes and children’s artwork included. ‘Family Favourites’ is the ultimate source of recipe inspiration. 

A drinks reception will welcome you to the event, on Thursday week, March 2nd.
An exciting addition to the evening line-up will be David Grothier, co-owner of artisan bakery Mueller & O’Connell in Abbeyleix, performing a cookery demonstration. Furthermore, there will be local food producers offering tastings, including Temptation Patisserie, Iris & Milk and O’Mimo’s

Emo National School fundraising Cookbook to be launched by Eileen Dunne

The Parents’ Association are humbled and grateful for the backing of many local businesses and organisations; for their very generous sponsorship and to those who offered contributions. Special mention to the Killeshin Hotel management who have been fantastic, so generous and supportive with this event. Much gratitude to Ballyfin Demesne for their support and spectacular raffle prize.

This beautiful recipe book ‘Family Favourites’ will make a treasured keepsake in every home and it will make a lovely gift for Mother’s Day or indeed Father’s Day. The cookbook will be available for purchase at €15 each at the launch evening. It will also be on sale in All Books Portlaoise, Hummingbird Interiors & Café Portarlington, McConville’s Supervalu Mountmellick, Siopa Ioma/ Bernie’s of Emo, Portarlington Post Office, Mueller & O’Connell Abbeyleix and Emo National School.  Thank you to these outlets for their help.

Every cent raised from the sales will go directly to the school children at Emo National School and to the school’s new Autism Spectrum Disorder unit. Admission to the launch evening on March 2nd is free, your support will be wholeheartedly appreciated.