Arts and Cultural Events

Cork Lifelong Learning Festival

As part of the Cork Lifelong Learning Festival, ACE at UCC will host the Free University in collaboration with UCC's Leaning Neighbourhoods programme. The week-long series of lectures is free and open to the general public.

May Day Milk Magic at UCC with Professor Alan Kelly, School of Food and Nutritional Sciences; food and culinary historian Regina Sexton and Breda McDonald, ICA and RTÉ's ICA Bootcamp series. Mayday or Beltane is one of the four Celtic festivals. In the agricultural year, the day was associated with the start of summertime butter-making. The folklore surrounding the activities of this day is extensive and it deals with the magic of butter-making, the threat of butter stealing and shape shifting butter stealers. This presentation will outline and examine the folklore, ritual and superstitions associated with this day. The presentation will also focus on how dairy products are made and how the art of making butter and cheese, both of which have been made for centuries, is now understood in the scientific world. A demonstration of butter-making is also included in proceedings.

Category: Arts and Cultural Events: Arts Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
Time: 3pm - 5pm
Location: Aula Maxima
Target Audience: All welcome
Admission Price: € Free
Contact: Adult Continuing Education
021 4904700

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