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City Of Ideas: Ellie Kisyombe

Cork Midsummer Festival

City Of Ideas: Ellie Kisyombe




The Farmgate Café


60 minutes

Additional Info

Free but ticketed.

Please enter the English Market via the Princes Street entrance.

We have invited some of the thinkers and doers that we really admire to come and tell you about the incredible work they have been doing and to fire your imagination for things you never dreamed possible.

Ellie Kisyombe: Our Table

Ellie and her children have lived in Direct Provision for eight years as asylum seekers. Alongside chef and food writer Michelle Dermody, Ellie co-founded Our Table in 2015 as a community-driven, non-profit project aiming to highlight the need to end direct provision in Ireland. Their goal is to facilitate change through conversation over food. For more information see

Chaired by Joe McNamee, food writer for the Irish Examiner.