Cider Ireland. Then and Now: AppleFest. Slow Food Apple and Craft Cider Festival.


1911 Encyclopedia Britannica:

Cider used to be made in the south of Ireland, but the industry had almost become extinct until revived by the Department of Agriculture, which in 1904 erected a cider-making plant at Drogheda, Co. Louth, gave assistance to private firms at Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, and Fermoy, Co. Cork, and provided a traveling mill and press to work in the South Riding of Co. Tipperary. The results have been highly satisfactory, a large quantity of good cider having been produced.

Source: 1911 Encyclopedia Brittannica. The eleventh edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica, first published in 1911

Entry: Cider

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From the Cider Ireland website:

Cider Ireland is a group of like-minded apple growers and cider makers from the island of Ireland.

As a group we can promise you that we are owner operators who only make cider from 100% Irish grown apples, that the cider we produce is made from the juice of pressed apples, never, ever from concentrate, and we don’t add colourants.

Read about Redefining Irish Cider

Slow Food Ireland Celebrating AppleFest 

21st – 22nd, September 2013

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