Christmas preparations traditionally began in Irish homes long before the Halloween celebrations, with the much-loved mixing of puddings and cake.If you’d like a little inspiration to get you thinking about the festive season ahead join Aoife Carrigy, editor of the upcoming ICA Book of Christmas, for this uplifting and informative lunchtime session. An experienced food and wine writer with a wealth of knowledge to draw from, Aoife will present a mix of inspirational readings from some of finest literary writings on an Irish Christmas along with a selection of her favourite ICA Christmas memories and practical tips on getting ready for the coming season.

Brought to you as part of Red Line Book Festival 2015