Photographer's Note

This is a picture of the Jam Women taken at the Haymaking Festival in the town of Trim, County Meath in June 2012.

The festival is a celebration of what it is that makes the Irish people, with a look back to traditional lifestyles of the people of the island, and the hugely rural and agricultural past.
Its aim is to revive the past times, sports and way of life of the Irish; the culture, the history and the music.

Part of the festival is a row of traditional stalls, each presented in a small typical Irish thatched cottage. (which are on wheels so they can be towed home after the festival ends). Each of the stalls specializes in a particular product, apple cakes, potatoes, eggs etc. There was one woman who was only selling horse shoes for good luck!

These women were selling jam, (and were three stalls away from the Egg Woman). Although, I notice there is also some apple pies there, which may explain why this stall needed two attendees, when all the others only had one.
I loved how each of the stalls were decorated to the tastes of the person attending it, with these ladies even going to the effort of hanging a picture of Pope John Paul II.

Thanks for looking!

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