SEASHORE FORAGING EXPERIENCE

Venue: Donabate, County Dublin    Dates: Saturday 2nd March 2024, Saturday 6th April 2024, Saturday 4th May 2024

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.

Basket of seaweed

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

If there are any children in the group, we will have a seashell hunt for them, where they will have some 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: Saturday 2nd March 2024; Saturday 6th April 2024; Saturday 4th May 2024

11:00am: Meet at the Fonté coffee truck in the outdoor seating area at The Shoreline Hotel, Donabate, Co Dublin
1:00pm:   Finish (approx)

Cost:
ADULT: €45.00 (Including a photo identification eBook on the native Irish coastal plants and seaweeds that we will see and discuss on the walk)
CHILD: €15 (under 16 years old)
PRE-SCHOOL: Free for pre-school children

Booking: Please make sure to choose the correct date for each adult and child!

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Spiral Wrack

Please Note: In the event of severe weather warnings some of these dates may be liable to change. While wild, wet, windy and stormy weather is great for throwing wonderful seaweeds on to the shore, safety considerations will take priority.

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

Future Dates: This coastal foraging walk will be held on the first Saturday of the month, from March through to October, depending on demand. The walks will usually be held on Saturday mornings. Exact dates will be announced about six weeks in advance.

Kelp

BESPOKE EVENTS

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

Group Bookings: Group bookings are welcome. Contact me to discuss your requirements.

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

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