seashore foraging walk

With Denise Dunne from The Herb Garden

Wild leaves, flowers, berries, seeds, roots and seaweeds have been used for food and healing by all cultures for thousands of years. Our hedgerows, fields, parks, urban areas and coastlines are abundant with useful wild plants.


Learn how to safely identify native Irish coastal plants, herbs, seaweeds and shellfish, with plenty of tips on using them to create tasty and nutritious wild food dishes, drinks and simple herbal remedies.


Date: Next walk on Saturday 29th October



Enquiries: Contact Denise on 087 2758896 or email

seashore foraging walk

This walk will mainly focus on the plants in the area and we will discuss their associated folklore, along with their culinary and medicinal uses. We will also identify the seaweeds that we find on the beach.

We will have a seashell hunt for the children, where they will have a set amount of time to collect as many different shells as they can find and then we will try to identify them. Make sure they bring along their seaside buckets!


I am currently working on developing a series of Online Training Sessions, Workshops and Foraging Events. New website coming soon. Sign up for updates at

Online talks and workshops can be tailored to meet your needs. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any enquiries.

Read on for more details..



I am delighted to finally be able to resume real life workshops, talks and foraging walks and will have a programme of events available shortly.

Online talks, workshops and foraging walks can be tailored to meet your needs. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with your enquiries.

seashore wildflowers


Talks can be tailored to suit your needs, from private groups and gardening or horticultural clubs, to corporate groups, food and gardening related events, and child friendly educational activities.

The talks tend to be interactive, including hands-on demonstrations and audience participation. Slideshows are mainly used as a backdrop.


Denise has many years experience in delivering workshops, talks and demonstrations on numerous aspects of growing and using culinary, medicinal and native Irish wild herbs.

She holds a QQI Level 6 Qualification in Training and Delivery Evaluation.


All foraging walks are led by Denise, who is passionate about sharing her knowledge of the ‘weeds’ that grow all around us, from the tallest tree to the tiniest wildflower.

These plants can enhance our lives in so many ways, from creating nutruitous wild food dishes, country cordials, wines and liqueurs, to using them for safe and simple home remedies.

Topics covered include Folklore and History, Culinary Uses, Medicinal Uses, Wildlife Biodiversity and Wild Crafting.

Foraging walks can take place anywhere, from city parks or canal banks, to secluded woodlands, country lanes, riverbank walkways and coastal cliff or seashore pathways.



Basket of Cut Herbs

Learn how to plan and design a culinary or medicinal herb garden, covering topics such as design styles, situation, soil types, planting principles, organic pest and disease control, and container growing.

Whether you are an experienced herb grower or a beginner, you will get plenty of tips and inspiration to encourage you to grow your own herbs, from how to plan and design a full scale traditional herb garden, to the best herbs to start with in a window box or container garden.

There will be plenty of time for you to ask questions during the live chat and everyone who joins the class will receive a video recording that you can save for future reference.

If you would like to book the class but are unable to attend live you will have an opportunity to send your questions in advance and you can then catch up on the video recording in your own time.

Class Topic: Growing Edible and Medicinal Herbs
Date: TBA
Time: TBA (Ireland/UK/GMT+1)
Cost: TBA (including video recording)