Mushroom experts and mushroom lovers from all over the world will gather to the beautiful, centuries-old, Killegar Estate in County Leitrim to exchange scientific knowledge and celebrate our natural environment over the weekend of the 12th October, 2013.
|The International Mushroom Festival runs over Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th October 2013|
For the third successive year, this festival involves experts from Ireland, UK, Germany, Italy, Poland and the US, who aim to advance the understanding of Ireland’s ecology and biodiversity with a special emphasis on the “Kingdom of Fungi“. This year the festival welcomes “Mushroom Garden”, a commercial mushroom production company based in Bangladesh who are keen to visit Ireland to study cultivation methods employed here and learn more about our wild mushrooms.
The Irish Mycologist’s Society and the Northern Ireland Fungus Group, having to date identified more than 300 species, will introduce mushroom enthusiasts to an exceptionally large variety of Ireland’s fungi this year as Autumn 2013 promises to produce a bumper crop.
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|Chef Joe Shannon will be demonstrating how to cook with mushrooms|