Cider Making – Saturday Sept 9th – 10am – 4:30pm

We are seeing a huge increase of craft cider producers. This one day course covers everything you need to know about making craft cider. The trainee will be taken through every step of the process, from variety selection to bottling. The theory and the underlying principles of brewing and cider making will be supported by hands on experience such as apple pressing, juice analysis, cider racking, bottling and tasting. Trainees need to bring 6-8 kg of apples (but can bring more if you have them available) to obtain 4-5 litres of their own juice/cider to bring home. Also bring demijohn or fermenter with an airlock if you are bringing apples to juice. A good selection of carefully picked cider apple trees will be available to purchase on the day. Please inquire if you wish to order any of these trees or have any questions on equipment or materials.

Bookings & Information

Our courses always get positive feedback from participants and you will benefit from on hand expert tutors with years of experience in their field. It’s a great opportunity to meet like-minded people and spend some time in our gardens, orchards and woodlands in beautiful East Clare.

You can book courses online or you can telephone us on 061 921866 or 921856.

  • Workshop prices: €80 per course.
  • 10% discount for supporters.
  • Workshops suitable for adults only.  Children under 18 years are not permitted to attend.
  • Café serving lunch and refreshments.

The Night Orchard Pop Up Café will open onsite at Irish Seed Savers on each course day serving hearty lunches, soups, homemade cakes and tea / coffee. The café is vegetarian and uses organic, locally sourced, in-season ingredients to produce healthy and nutritious food.