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Fergal McGee, Head Chef at The Inn At Dromoland, Gary McGorrian, Head Chef at Bunratty Manor and David McCann, Executive Head Chef at Bunratty Castle in preparation for the forthcoming Christmas Cookery Demonstration which runs in The Inn At Dromoland on Thursday, December 5 in aid of Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry Scouts. Photograph by John Kelly.

Cooking up a storm for scouts

Food connoisseurs will be left salivating at the prospects of what three award-winning chefs can serve up in the kitchen. The chefs are sure to whet the appetites of all with some culinary delights at The Inn at Dromoland next Thursday night at a cookery demonstration, organised by the 14th Clare scout group from Sixmilebridge and Kilmurry in a bid to boost the coffers and their efforts to provide a new scout den.

Fergal McGee (The Inn at Dromoland), David McCann (Dromoland Castle) and Garry McGorrian (Bunraty Manor) will put their talents on display and provide some seasonal recipes for those in attendance.

Guests will be greeted on arrival with a glass of mulled wine, and can browse and shop at the exhibitor stands as on display will be goods that may help sorting out some Christmas presents. All attendees will be presented with a souvenir brochure, which will also contain a copy of the recipes demonstrated on the night.

This venture is part of the 14th Clare troop’s fundraising drive to complete the project of upgrading and converting the old railway station house on the Shannon Road in Sixmilebridge into a dedicated scout den.

This will provide a permanent base for the scout group and facilitate other groups in the community. It will also conserve and restore a beautiful and historic old building which has been a land mark in this parish for over 150 years.

“While we have secured major funding from Clare Local Development Company, the scout group need to raise additional funds to ensure the proper completion of the development,” a spokesperson pointed out.

The Sixmilebridge scout group is in existence for 33 years and started out with a few dedicated volunteers and just 12 youth members. The group has grown to a youth membership of approximately 100 with 25 adult leaders.

“The group has always been very active within our own parish and community. We have carried flags, built alters, provided guards of honour and given shelter to religious and sporting events.  Many have tasted our cooked sausages at Easter Vigil Mass and heard our attempts at carol singing to help raise funds for our senior citizens,” the spokesperson added.

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