Experience the outdoors this Bank Holiday weekend with Olan McNeece of Dan Kelly's Cider.
Usually, during the May Bank Holiday weekend, an apple blossom walk takes place at the Boyne Grove Fruit Farm in Drogheda, Co. Louth. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the farm is closed to the public so the walk can't take place in its typical form. Thankfully, the team at Boyne Grove Fruit Farm are planning to take the public on a virtual walk through the orchard via the internet, all in aid of SOSAD Ireland and Drogheda Homeless Aid.
On Saturday, May 2nd, Olan McNeece of Dan Kelly's Cider will be live from the orchard from 3pm through Facebook to answer all of your questions about the world of cider. To take part in the Q&A, submit your questions on Dan Kelly's Cider Facebook page - every person that submits a question will be in with a chance to win a box of cider.
Then, on Sunday, May 3rd at 3pm, there will be a live tractor tour through the orchard before a drone will fly over the orchard showcasing the 14,000 trees in full blossom.
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The event usually welcomes plenty of guests, all of who are asked to donate in-person to charity on the day. This year, the Boyne Grove Fruit Farm team have set up a GoFundMe page for participants to donate to SOSAD Ireland and Drogheda Homeless Aid.
Speaking about the virtual experience, Olan McNeece told us how important it was for the team to still conduct the apple blossom walk, despite the current restrictions. “Seeing our orchard in full bloom is such a special time of year. We look forward to this event every year, as do the many hundreds of people who attend," he said. "Even though we can’t open our gates to the public this year due to the restrictions, we are delighted to still be able to share the beauty of our orchard and tell people about how we make our ciders, the history of the farm and more."