The December lecture of the Blarney and District Historical Society takes place on Thursday 1st December 2016 at 8p.m. in Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál (Blarney Secondary School). It is titled ‘Historical Foods of Ireland’. The speaker is Dr. Liam Downey, Adjunct Professor in School of Archaeology U.C.D. & Former Director of Teagasc, presents a perspective of the main food products commonly eaten in Ireland from earlier times. The prehistoric origins of dairying in Ireland and its nutrition. Cereal and meat production and how the seasonal scarcity of food supplies affected the population. Details of all lectures and field trips can be found on website: www.blarneyhistory.ie Enquiries to Brian Gabriel 087 2153216. Everybody welcome.