November 2 In the Press The Richhill Apple Fayre

Armagh in top nine tourism destinations as harvest fayre crowned a huge success

Terence Brannigan has described Co Armagh as one of nine key designated visitor destinations in Northern Ireland and said he was proud to stand side by side with the people of the Orchard County at this year’s Richhill Apple Harvest Fayre.

The Tourism NI chairman, was guest speaker at this year’s fayre, which celebrates the end of the harvest and showcases what County Armagh food and drink producers have to offer. The Fayre is an authentic celebration which connects us with our land.

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August 24 In the Press The Richhill Apple Fayre

Richhill Apple Harvest Fayre launches in line with BBC’s Great British Menu

Richhill Apple Harvest Fayre attracted over 2,000 last year which was the first year of the event which celebrates artisan food and drink producers.

This year’s event celebrates food and drink, the Centenary of one of the most powerful organisations in the UK – the Women’s Institute and also Halloween. To top if off, the fayre has been launched this year in line with the BBC’s Great British Menu which will feature last year’s fayre as part of its WI celebrations. Here’s the full story:

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October 27 In the Press The Richhill Apple Fayre

Chef Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall gives Armagh Bramley Apple the thumbs up

Here’s Dean Coppard of Uluru Bar & Grill cooking at the first ever Richhill Apple Harvest Fayre which was a celebration of the Armagh Bramley Apple.

NITB chairman and special guest Dr Howard Hastings OBE quoted celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall who is also a fan of cooking with the Armagh Bramley Apple. He said: “For golden compote, the Armagh Bramley is hard to beat – cooked with a tiny bit of orange zest, it’s delicious.”

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October 20 In the Press The Richhill Apple Fayre

NITB chief praises apple harvest fayre as an event which connects us to our land

This weekend the people of Armagh and beyond will celebrate the Bramley Apple at a brand new fayre in the heart of the orchard county.

We interviewed Dr Howard Hastings OBE, chairman of NITB, who has praised the organisers for making such an event happen. The fayre is being sponsored by Irwin’s Bakery, Gilfresh and Wilsons Country. The event features cookery demonstrations and much more.

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October 6 In the Press The Richhill Apple Fayre

New harvest fayre is launched to celebrate the big apple in County Armagh’s eye

The village of Richhill in County Armagh will be celebrating the Armagh Bramley Apple as it prepares to host its first ever Apple Harvest Fayre.

Helping to launch the Richhill Apple Harvest Fayre is Helen Troughton of Armagh Cider Company and Hamilton Loney, chairman of the NI Fruit Growers Association, who say this year is a great year for growing fruit in the orchard county. The event if free and runs from 10am-6pm.

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