The Mustard Seed in Ballingarry, Co. Limerick will host its annual International Women’s Day dinner on Thursday 7th March, the eve of the global day of celebration.

This is the third year that the Victorian country house has marked the occasion, having previously teamed up in 2017 with Sharon Noonan, presenter of the Best Possible Taste radio show and food podcast. The broadcaster is originally from Co. Antrim and collaborated with the Mustard Seed to create a cross border menu for the inaugural year of the dinner. Last year dishes shone a spotlight on ingredients associated with well known producers including Birgitta Hedin Curtin from the Burren Smokehouse and Helen Cahill from Cahills’ Cheese.

This year, guests will once again choose from a menu that has been carefully curated by Angel Pirev. The head chef is an advocate for using ingredients freshly picked from the Mustard Seed garden as well as from local producers. There will also be literary works courtesy of Listowel Writers’ Week and Bean and Goose chocolate treats thanks to sisters Karen and Natalie Keane, who founded the Irish craft chocolate brand in 2014.

International Women’s Day takes place on Friday 8th March and celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The 2019 campaign theme is #Balanceforbetter.

The Mustard Seed dinner costs €49 per person for four courses plus tea/coffee with petits fours. Guests wishing to spend the night in one of the recently refurbished rooms can avail of a special overnight rate of €55 B&B per person sharing. Pre booking is essential by contacting The Mustard Seed on 069 68508 or emailing

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