Celtic inspired events around the Heritage City

Celtic inspired food, events and experiences you can do this month...
12 May 2022
Discover Ipswich, Staff Writer

If you love all things Celtic then you’ll love these Celtic inspired events popping up around The Gathering – a two day festival celebrating Celtic traditions including food, music, live demonstrations and more at the Ipswich Turf Club on May 21 and 22.

The Celtic Flyer

The Celtic Flyer QPSR Photo: Lance Castle

The Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway is running heritage train rides on The Celtic Flyer on May 22. The trains are departing the Bundamba Racecourse on the hour from 9am to 1pm while The Gathering is running next door at the Turf Club. 

Celtic art workshop

The Gathering Sip 'n' Dip art class

Take part in a Celtic inspired art class thanks to Sip ‘n’ Dip.  The class will see you painting a scene with a Celtic twist on June 18 at The Coffee Club Springfield from 5pm-8.30pm.  It includes dinner and a glass of something nice!

Book in here.

Celtic menu

Ulster Cottage Pie (beef and Guinness pie topped with champ mash, gremolata served with house cut taties);

The Rusty Nail Bar have created a Celtic Fest tapas menu inspired by The Gathering.  There’s Pacific oysters with Guinness granite and shallots; an Ulster Cottage Pie (beef and Guinness pie topped with champ mash, gremolata served with house cut taties); salmon gravlax on beetroot chips with crème fraiche and sorrel and of course Guinness on tap!

Black beer, Guinness Pie and lamb shank deals

Guinness Pie and lamb shank deal

This month you can eat like a king at Brother’s Leagues Club as they’ve got a special King Henry Lamb Shank on the menu.  They’ve also got Guinness available to wash it down with!   But when The Gathering is on (May 21 and 22) they’ll be offering a lamb shank and Guinness pint deal for $35 and a Guinness Pie and pint combo for $25.

The prices are for members, however membership is $5 for 5 years!

Learn about Irish tea traditions

Enjoy a brew at Tranquil Tea House

Tranquil Tea House will be celebrating Irish Tea Traditions during their International Tea Day Celebrations on Saturday May 21.  Book in to learn all about Irish Tea and Irish tea culture from 2pm-4pm.

Discover Ipswich Staff Writer
Rocky the Rock Wallaby is a Sagittarius who lives at the Ipswich Nature Centre and often contributes to Discover Ipswich in his spare time. When he's not busy showing tourists around, blogging or hanging out with his cute and fluffy mates at the Nature Centre, he likes to hit the gym for a leg session, graze on quinoa salad and ponder the possibilities of the universe.

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