SEASHORE FORAGING EXPERIENCE

Venue: Donabate, Co. Dublin     Date: 2023 dates to be announced soon

seashore foraging walk

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.

seashore foraging walk

This walk will focus on the seaweeds and plants that we find on the day. We will identify and taste some of the seasonal plants, berries and sea vegetables that we find 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 and share ideas of how to incorporate their mega healthy properties into an everyday diet.

Some of the plants we will cover include:

  • Sea Beet
  • Sea Radish
  • Sea Buckthorn
  • Rosehip
  • Rock Samphire
  • Mallow
  • Wild carrot

Seaweed selection

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!

BOOKING DETAILS

Venue: Donabate, Co. Dublin

Dates: This coastal foraging walk will be held at least once a month, from late March through to early October, depending on the weather conditions. The walks will usually be held on Saturday mornings. Exact dates will be announced about six weeks in advance, commencing in early March. See note below..

10:30am: Meet at the Fonté coffee truck in the outdoor seating area at The Shoreline Hotel, Donabate, Co Dublin
1:00pm:   Finish (approx)

Cost:
ADULTS €35.00 (Including a photo identification eBook on the native Irish coastal plants and seaweeds that we will see and discuss on the walk)
CHILDREN €10 (under 16 years old)
Not suitable for very young children as we will be walking on rocks and elevated narrow seashore pathways.

Contact: Denise on 087 2758896 or email denise@theherbschool.ie

Please Note: Some of these dates may be liable to change depending on the weather. While wild, wet, windy and stormy weather is great for throwing wonderful seaweeds on to the shore, it isn’t great for writing notes or taking reference photographs!

You can buy a gift voucher for the Seashore Foraging Experience by clicking on the link below.

FORAGING WALK GIFT VOUCHER

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Personalised Events: Private events can be arranged for your group in other locations and tailored to suit your needs.

Contact: Denise on 087 2758896 or email denise@theherbschool.ie