24 May 2017
By Bryan T. Smyth
The organisers of ‘Street Feast’ have confirmed that over 1000 Street Feast parties around the country have been registered to date, including 76 taking place in Cork.
The 8th Annual Street Feast Day will take place on Sunday, 11th June 2017
In Cork this year, Street Feast parties are taking place throughout the county, including in Cobh, Bishopstown, Skibbereen, Leap & numerous locations in Cork City. It is expected that over 6000 neighbours will take part in county-wide Cork Street Feasts, which are supported by Cork City Council and Cork County Council. Cork Environmental Forum the Cork Food Policy Council and the Public Participation Networks are also supporters of the initiative.
There is still time to register and include your community in the 2017 celebrations. Please visit www.streetfeast.ie.
Street Feast locations across County Cork include Dunmanway, Midleton, Ballygarvan, Cobh, Clonakilty, Mallow, Bandon, Carrigaline, Schull, Glenville, Templemartin, Dromin, Carrigtohill, Ballingurteen and Cloyne.
Street Feast locations across Cork City include Bishopstown, Mount Oval, Douglas, Brian Dillon Park, Fitzgerald’s Park, Ballintemple, Montonette, Ballinlough, Blackrock, and Cork Lough.
What is Street Feast?
Street Feast is an Irish local community initiative and is an all-for-fun, do-it-yourself, not-for-profit celebration. The initiative invites individuals, groups or clubs to host a lunch on their street, in a local park or in their front gardens – inviting other neighbours to come along and join them. The all-inclusive, age-friendly initiative aims to encourage active participation, bring communities together and reduce isolation. Everyone is encouraged to bring something along to share, whether it be a dish, a chair or a tune.
To register or for more information, visit the Street Feast website – www.streetfeast.ie