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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Rocker » Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:33 am

Can't find a killiney thread so I'm on here!!

A few weeks ago we went to the K Club for afternoon tea. It was "not great" and v. expensive. Made me think of the great days we have had in Killiney Castle having their wonderful afternoon tea. Perfect setting, not expensive and a feel good factor of 100 per cent. Just thinking of the tea for the day that is in it!! Mother's Day or Mothering Sunday. Oh, to have my Ma around...she would be in her element in the Castle :D
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby gingertom » Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:50 pm

Rocker wrote:Can't find a killiney thread so I'm on here!!

A few weeks ago we went to the K Club for afternoon tea. It was "not great" and v. expensive. Made me think of the great days we have had in Killiney Castle having their wonderful afternoon tea. Perfect setting, not expensive and a feel good factor of 100 per cent. Just thinking of the tea for the day that is in it!! Mother's Day or Mothering Sunday. Oh, to have my Ma around...she would be in her element in the Castle :D



Rocker, I am very lucky to still have my mom around. Afternoon tea is a hedonistic experience and if done correctly a wonderful experience. Killiney castle is super place as they convey such a wonderful dinner experience also. Have a look at the link I have included here. Sometimes less is more.

https://theculturetrip.com/europe/irela ... nd-dublin/
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Strum » Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:09 pm




OOoooooo very posh. I remember being brought to Bewley's back in the 60's and the untouchable cake stands on the table? How much of a wind up was that? :D
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Toss » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:54 am

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and not forgetting High Tea of course .........

While afternoon tea was essentially an English upper class custom, the working classes ran to a different schedule and a different budget. Tea was quite expensive back in the day and the working classes could not afford to waste their hard earned money on anything other than necessities. A wearied factory worker wouldn't arrive home until six in the evening, and when he did, he was famished! Thus, in the industrial areas of the UK (northern England and southern Scotland), the working classes evening meal evolved into high tea. High Tea usually involved a mug of tea, bread, vegetables, cheese and occasionally meat. Variations on high tea could include the addition of pies, potatoes and crackers.

And to think we used to collect Lyons Tea labels to try and win a ford escort ........ more chance of winning a prize with the credit union :P
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