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Hawk's Well Theatre

Literary Lunch

Tread Softly Festival

One of the great joys of holidays is finding the time to enjoy a good book in the sun. Join us for a festival highlight and get some great book recommendations from insatiable readers: Elaine Coghill, Stephen Doyle, Geraldine Duignan, Luke Henderson, Benny Daly, Vanessa Job and more. Avid and reluctant readers alike will enjoy this celebration of the joy of reading.


From 12.30pm, lunch will be provided by Ethna Reynolds, an award-winning chef and owner of Nook Café, Collooney & My Lovely Lunchbox- healthy, convenient and nutritionally balanced lunchboxes. Ethna opened Nook Café recently to a great response. The cafe offers new age Irish cuisine, using Irish and local ingredients, with most of the produce coming from Collooney and the surrounding area. The menus change every month to offer the best of in-season produce to the customer, ensuring something new and exciting on the menu as well as a few staple favourites. Known as 'The Burlesque Chef’ due to her blog, TV appearances and love of all things vintage, Ethna has won numerous awards in local and national competitions such as CATEX, and has worked in kitchens in both New Zealand and Australia.

Nook will be providing the following lunch options:

Irish Ploughman's Box: Irish baked Ham, Irish artisan cheeses- Dozios Ella cheese, Gubbeen Cheese, Fivemiletown goats cheese, Sheridan's crackers, Markree farm salads, Nook house chutney and organic pickles


Vegetarian Mezzo Box: Markree farm grill vegetables, Nook house hummus, Sheridan's crackers, Nook house marinated olives, Markree farm pickles and salads.

Tea & coffee will be served with lunch, and is included in the €8 lunch price.

When booking your lunchtime ticket, and placing your food order, please inform booking office of any food allergies. Nook may not be able to accommodate all allergies but will do their best with advanced notice.