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Mummers offer Prince Charles tips on cider drinking

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The Prince of Wales was advised of the best way to drink cider on a visit to Northern Ireland yesterday.

The Prince and the Duchess of Cornwall encountered a troupe of mummers, clad head to toe in woven straw costumes, as they toured Enniskillen Castle.

Charles commended the present-day generation of Aughakillymaude mummers. Captain Mummer, Jim Ledwith, told the prince that the good times flow when mummers, who are also known as the Men of Straw, meet similar groups from England. “It helps if they are cider drinkers,” he added. Charles inquired: “But you take the [costume] lid off first before you pour it in?” Mr Ledwith agreed that was the best way

 

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