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Interesting Facts

A farmer on Lough Erne, Co. Fermanagh is hoping to recreate the
beer-making traditions of Irish monks who once lived on Lough Erne centuries ago by setting up the county’s first micro-brewery in the hills above Derrygonnelly.

A couple in Warrenport, Co. Down are preserving a crop that changed the course of Irish history and was banned by the bishops of the time on pain of excommunication.  The couple acquired  seed from the lumper potato, the blight-affected species that led to the Great Hunger (1845-1850).  The seeds had been secretly preserved by a Galway family who have been raising a small crop of the lumper.

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