TV chef Rory O'Connell comes home to Laois

Rory O'Connell, star of How to Cook Well, to give cookery demonstration in his native Cullohill next month

Conor Ganly

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Conor Ganly

Rory O'Connell comes home to Cullohill.

Rory O'Connelly on left with his sister Darina Allen.

Cullohill Community Council is "very excited" to welcome Rory to fundraising event in November

Chef Rory O’Connell is coming home to Laois next month for cookery demonstration in his native Cullohill.

The Cullohill Community Council is "delighted and very excited" to announce that Rory O’Connell will be in the Cullohill Community Centre on Wednesday, November 23 from 7.30pm until 9.30pm.

Rory O'Connell, co-founder of Ballymaloe Cookery School, presents the popular RTÉ show How to Cook Well. He is also well- known for being the brother of Darina Allen.

This demonstration is being hosted by Cullohill Community Council in conjunction with Laois County Council as part of Laois Waste Awareness Week.

Tickets for the event are free of charge and will be available within the coming weeks. A number of tickets will be distributed locally by the Community Council on a first come basis (max 2 per person).

The date and location for the distribution of tickets will be advertised locally within the next fortnight. Tickets will also be available from Laois County Council and can be acquired by contacting Ann- Marie Kelly once the advertisement appears in the local papers.

The Community Council hopes to raise funds at the event to finance the compilation of a ‘Community Development Plan’ which will be a roadmap for developments in the area over the next number of years. In this regard the Community Council will be selling raffle tickets at the event for €5, with some great prizes up for grabs. The support of attendees would be very much appreciated.

In addition to the cookery demonstration, Laois County Council are also holding a ‘Stop Food Waste’ Course. Course dates are November 8, 15, 22, 29. The course will take place in the Cullohill Community Centre from 9.30am until 10.30am.

There are twelve spaces available and each participant will receive a ticket for Rory’s cookery demonstration. If you are interested in taking part, please contact Marian Mahony on (086) 8390266 as soon as possible.