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Gathering Grounds Cookbook Brings Café’s Mission to Your Kitchen

Gathering Grounds Cookbook Brings Café’s Mission to Your Kitchen

Kilternan Parish’s Gathering Grounds Café has launched a cookbook with a difference. The cookbook features 125 enticing recipes centred around the café’s mission of promoting community, belonging, growth and healing. It also tells the story behind Gathering Grounds.

The Gathering Grounds Café is an outreach project of Kilternan Parish. The café has been open for two years under the leadership of Julie Clements who is the Gathering Grounds Co–Ordinator and Outreach Worker.

A vast team of volunteers give their time and creativity to the daily running of this project. As with so many other businesses, Covid has had its impact on Gathering Grounds. At the current level 5 restrictions, the tables and chairs have been stacked up and stored away, outdoor seating is no longer available, footfall has lessened, and takeaway vessels are replenished more frequently. “We delight in the faces that still come up to get a coffee or takeaway soup and thoroughly enjoy in any and all conversation,” Julie says.

In an effort to bring in lost finance in 2020, the Gathering Grounds has come together to write a cookbook not only containing favourite recipes but also capturing the story of the café. This cookbook is now available at the Gathering Grounds Café at a cost of €12. If you are interested in purchasing this book and are unable to travel to Kilternan, please contact the parish office at 01–2952643, or email gatheringgrounds@kilternanparish.ie


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