Stuck at home this January? The team at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park want to share with you some of our best loved activities and tips to brighten up even the dullest of January days!
Bean an Tí's Apple Pie Recipe
The Bean an Tí's at Bunratty Folk Park are famed for their mouth-watering home-baking.
This January Given current restrictions and a nationwide desire to become master bakers, our Bean an Tí's have generously agreed to share their top secret recipe with us!
Click here to download the recipe.
t's time for little ones to let out their inner artist and get creative! This January we have an exciting colouring competition for all to enjoy! Simply colour in this picture of Bunratty Castle and our beautiful wolfhounds Meabh and Saoirse, and be in with a chance of winning a family pass to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park redeemable once the park reopens later this Spring. To enter simply download the image from link below, colour it in, take a picture of it and DM us the image of your creation via the Bunratty Castle and Folk Park Facebook Page. Winner will be announced on Monday 15th of February!
Bunratty Castle with Meabh and Saoirse Colouring Image
January Gardening Tips
January might be the middle of winter but now is a great time to plan for the year ahead. To help you on your way here are some top tips from the gardeners in Bunratty Folk Park ...
1.Tidy up your garden shed and glasshouse in preparation for Spring. Watch for any signs of overwintering snails in your glasshouse as they love to feed on young spring seedlings.
2. Divide clumps of herbaceous perennials that have become too large for their allocated space, and pot on the unwanted clumps to share with friends.
3. Winter Bedding, eg. pansies and primula, continue to dead head as they will continue to flower until early summer. Also remove any winter debris from your bedding as it can cause rotting.
4. January is a good time to plant woody plants and hedging as they can get an opportunity to root into the soil. 5. Continue to feed your feathered garden friends especially in frosty weather.