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Deer Park Inn Farm Market


Deer Park Inn Farm Market

Corrigan looks for local growers to set up market

Ballivor native posted images of the back yard of the new Deer Park Inn on social media.

Chef Richard Corrigan has called on local growers in the north-east to make use of the farmer’s market he is planning to establish as part of the the official opening of his latest culinary venture in Cavan.

The former Chestnut Tree in Virginia Town will soon make way for the Deerpark Inn, work on which is near completion.

The Ballivor native posted images of the back yard where he hopes to host the proposed farmer’s market to the rear of the Main Street property.

“We are ready to go in October,” he said, posting also that any growers or producers interested in taking part can express interest by contacting his sister managing sister business, the Virginia Park Lodge.

Having reportedly shelled out €1.1 million to purchase the Virginia Park Lodge property and its sprawling 100 acres in 2013, the multi-award winning and TV personality followed that deal by securing ownership of the Chestnut Tree bar on Virginia’s Main Street in 2019.

He is reported to have spent close to €6 million in redeveloping the Park Lodge as one of country’s most exclusive wedding venues, and previously indicated he would be investing a “substantial” six-figure sum in refurbishing the Chestnut Tree in a similar vein to his hugely successful Daffodil Mulligans venture in London’s uber chic Shoreditch.

He told The Anglo-Celt recently that he also hopes to attract some of the country’s leading folk artists to the venue in future.

To “get it right”, Richard brought on board Lankum’s Darragh Lynch and producer/engineer John ‘Spud’ Murphy who helped record the band’s Choice Music Prize 2019 winning album ‘The Livelong Day’.

“Cavan has an incredible burgeoning folk music scene, really good, and I’m a huge fan of what’s going on, from the trad to the modern and contemporary, and I’d like to be able to express that and encompass it somehow in what we’re doing here.”

Anglo Celt



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