When summer in Ireland comes to an end there is a slight drop in temperature and the evenings get a little shorter but what comes next is
an amazing transformation and the beginning of a new season. Once the leaves begin to fall from the trees, the views of the countryside become a
wonderful glow of golden and orange. With these seasonal colours it is a sign that Autumn is here.
- 1 kg Sugar
- 1 kg Blackberries, washed
- 1 Lemon
- Sterilized jam jars & jam pot covers
- Place 1kg of sugar, 1kg of blackberries and juice and zest of one lemon in a large heavy bottomed pot.
- Bring the mixture to the boil, stirring all the time until all the sugar has dissolves. Cook the jam for approximately 15 minutes or until it reaches 105˚C on a sugar thermometer.
- Remove from the heat and carefully transfer to sterilised jars, cover each with a disc of wax paper and seal tightly with a lid.
- Kept in a cool dark place the jam will keep for up to 12 months if you can keep it that long.
Autumn brings a number of food and harvesting festivals taking place in a celebration of the best of Irish food. Popular festivals include the Belfast Food and Drink Festival, the Waterford Harvest Festival, the Galway International Oyster and Seafood Festival and a number of other food events happening nationwide. Along with the popularity of food festivals, a number of food trails take place where you can discover and forage the best foods. Find out more about Ireland’s food festivals and food trails on discoverireland.com
goes better with homemade jam than a homemade seed and honey bread? You will find Olivia’s delicious recipe here.
- Route: The Lower Shannon River, Ireland – Between Glasson and Killaloe
- Up to 10 guests in 5 cabins. All on the main level.
- Charters and Cabin cruises
- Itineraries: Standard classic, Artisan Food Trail, Biking/Cycling, Family, Golf, Walking
- Learn More: Online Brochure
Shannon Princess has been thoughtfully designed throughout. The barge’s
inviting interior makes a charming floating living space – a perfect
“Home away from home” for guests to enjoy. The welcoming atmosphere is
enhanced by Ruairi and Olivia’s love of antiquities, crafts, pottery and
art with many works by established and local Irish artists. Onboard
the barge a friendly & relaxed mood has been created by carefully
mixing casual informality with quality service.
Shannon Princess provides accommodation for up to 10 guests in 5 cabins
which can be configured as double or twins, each with ensuite
facilities. This barge is owner-operated with a total of five
professional crew in attendance.You will be charmed with excellent but
friendly service, gorgeous food & wines, and share in a slice of
local life and knowledge.
View Shannon Princess’ online brochure
Visit our website for more info on our barges and barging: www.BargeCharters.com