Roses of Tralee to fight it out with ICA in cook-off

The scene is set for the biggest ‘cook-off’ the people of the shannonside area have ever seen when the Irish Country Women’s Association guild members of Roscommon and Longford fight it out on October 7th with a team of top celebrities and with the help of the Roscommon Solstice Choir in the ‘Taste of the Lakelands’ food festival in Lanesborough.

  With the culinary help of the Roscommon Rose of Tralee candidate Aisling McNeill and Longford’s popular Rose Caroline Doyle, the ICA members from both counties will head to the marquee at the festival in Lanesborough for a head-to-head battle in the kitchen that will raise funds for the new Pieta House services in Athlone which open this autumn.

  TV3 Ireland AM chef Edward Hayden is just one of a posse of celebrities who will be aiding and assisting the ladies.

  “We are very much looking forward to a great night with good fun and great company” Monica Beegan, President of Roscommon ICA said at the launch. “We are very pleased to be supporting Pieta House.”

  The Longford ICA President Mary Carthy was also present at the launch – complete with rolling pin to take part in combat – and delighted to hear that the very popular Roscommon Solstice Choir has already confirmed their attendance to kick off the show in style.

  “We are delighted with the response from the ICA so far and hope to confirm an additional panel of celebrity judges and chefs in the coming days” said Hugh Keane of the organising committee.

  For tickets please contact your local ICA Guild in Roscommon or Longford or email: tasteofthelakelands@gmail.com. Tickets will also go on sale in O’Brien’s Corner Shop, Lanesborough, Daybreak, Ballyleague and all local shops this week.