Tuesday, April 24, 2018

the market

Leghowney Country Market is located in  the Leghowney Community Hall which is not far from Donegal Town.  Every other Saturday the market is held and members sell their crafts, produce and baked goods.  The food they serve is all from the local area.  On their menu, they have a five mile fry which everything is within five miles locally. 



the Irish Famine Pot



those two loaves that you see are inflatable.  Hard to believe, they looked so real. :)


the tea man was hard to focus, he was always moving refilling tea mugs.


26 comments:

  1. Hi Bill.

    Nice to keep local products in this way.

    Groettie from Patricia.

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  2. A very popular person is the Tea man

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  3. I enlarged the Famine plaque to read it. It puts today's world of plenty into context.

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  4. The Famine plaque is over now but it stil lives in the heart of many Irish people.

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  5. A terrible history of the Famine plaque.

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  6. Thank you for sharing the famine plaque. The market is a wonderful idea and yes, the tea man is most popular.

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  7. ...the Irish Famine brought my family to America.

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  8. Great photos once again, Bill. They speak to their audience. Well done.

    God bless.

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  9. It still boggles the mind that the failure of the lowly potato could have so decimated the Irish population. It should serve as a lesson for us as we mess around with pollinators and in other ways jeopardize food plants. Nature can repeat itself very quickly.

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  10. It is good to remind ourselves what our predecessors went through. Thank you for sharing, Bill.

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  11. Hi Bill, I also enlarged the Famine Pot plaque. Frightening. I like how the local produce is promoted. Your posts are interesting, Bill. Have a great day. Jo

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  12. This is so interesting. The time of famine was, as I recall, when so many people in Ireland headed to the States in hopes of finding a better life. Love local markets...the food and other goodies are usually high quality. And yes, I would have never guessed those loaves of bread were not real!

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  13. A wonderful community event indeed! I'm a descendent of those that left during the famine.

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  14. Liked catching this post . . .
    and the read . . . pictures . . .

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  15. Hello Bill.
    Wonderful pictures of the Country Market!
    The tea man is very busy!
    I didn’t know the story of the famine.Very interesting!
    Thank you for sharing! Enjoy your day!
    Dimi...

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  16. I love the idea of a "five mile fry". Very good!

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  17. A good thing to have such a market here. The Great Famine had its own influence, indirectly, here, as it led to a large Irish influx of people coming into the country.

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  18. I find markets with crafts and local food always a joy to visit.

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  19. The irish famine bought my great great grandmother here to nz at 23 years old by herself in steerage. Such a brave soul and were those who went through the same thing.

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  20. I love learning about Ireland through your posts! I enjoy going to markets etc.! I had to Google "dipping sheep" lol! That bread does look real, I'd have never guessed the were inflatable.

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  21. Nice to see that the local produce is being promoted. My ancestors came to America before the famine.

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  22. I love the idea of a five mile fry. I think many of us would be better off if we could keep our foods closer to home. I think I'm going to track down a good book on the famine for my next history reading.

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  23. Very interesting post. I am learning all the time
    MB

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  24. Love the idea of a local market selling local produce and craft Bill.. I'm a huge fan of buying local, I think the big supermarkets and stores do well enough 😉

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  25. Very interesting concept to help the locals!

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