I hope that you will be able to make it to one of these events. Please note that booking is usually required, and details will be uploaded as soon as possible. Please honour your booking, as “no-shows” mean that someone else loses out – if you can’t make it, please let me or the organisers know.

Foraging Walks in Castlewellan

Castlewellan Forest Park, Down

Sunday 17th September,

10:00, 12:30 and 2.30

Join Newry Mourne and Down District Council for a fun and relaxed introduction to foraging. Participants will be guided by Dermot Hughes from Forage Ireland, where you will be introduced to the fruits of the forest!

You will be shown how to identify various edible species and given tips on how to forage sustainably and safely, as well as sampling a taster or two.

This event is suitable for all ages but a responsible adult must accompany children.

Provided FREE through the Re-rooting our past in our future project that is made possible with The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Newry, Mourne and Down District Council.

Spaces MUST be reserved by emailing cfp@nmandd.org



Blackberry Walk at Carnlough

Carnlough, Co. Antrim

Friday 6th October, 16:00 – 18:00

Join Dermot and Mid and East Antrim Council for a walk from Carnlough village to Cranny Falls to look for the last blackberries of the season. I’ll be bringing some of my blackberry and apple jam for you to taste.

Booking detailsĀ  here



Foraging Walk in Ballymena

People’s Park, Ballymena, Co. Antrim

Friday 13th October, 16:00 – 18:00

I will be leading a foraging walk around People’s Park, courtesy of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council. We will be looking for fruits and berries on the numerous trees and shrubs throughout the park. We’ll start off with a wee taster of foraged stuff.
Booking details here.

Foraging Walks at Lough Neagh

Ballyronan Marina, Co. Londonderry

Saturday 7th October, 10:00 – 12:30

Join me for a walk around Ballyronan Wood and the lough shore to look for autumn goodies, and maybe a mushroom or two. We’ll finish off by making some soda bread on the griddle inside the community centre.

Please book by emailing Liam Glavin at tabbda@outlook.com

Further walks have been arranged for early in the new year – details to follow.


Foraging Walk at Oxford Island

Oxford Island, Lurgan, Co. Armagh

Saturday 14th October, 10:00

Join me for a walk around Oxford Island Nature Reserve with Armagh City Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council. We’ll be looking at what is available to pick, eat and preserve, and we’ll finish off with some apple-pressingĀ  and tasting.

Booking essential – details here soon.



Foraging with the Woodland Trust

Faughan Valley, Claudy, Co. Londonderry

Sunday 15th October, 10:00

Join me and Woodland Trust for a foraging walk around the beautiful woodlands in the Faughan Valley near Claudy.

Booking essential – details here soon.




Foraging for Fungi

Carnfunnock Country Park, Larne, Co. Antrim

Saturday 21st October, 10:00

I will be leading a foraging walk around Carnfunnock Country Park, courtesy of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council. We will be looking for mushrooms and other fungi throughout the park.
Booking details here.





Past Events – Locations of Forage events around the country

Co. Londonderry

Learmount Forest, Feeny

Roe Valley CP, Limavady

Rath Dubh, Moneyneany


Downhill Forest

Ballyscullion, Bellaghy

Drumnaph Wood, Maghera

Prehen, Derry

Gransha, Derry

Lough Beg, Toome

Killaloo Wood, Claudy

Ness Wood, Claudy



Co. Tyrone

Cabin Wood, Cookstown


Drum Manor Forest Park, Cookstown

Dungannon Park

Gortin Village

Lissan House, Cookstown

Springhill, Moneymore

Gortin Glen Forest Park

Ecclesville Wood, Fintona


Co. Armagh

Slieve Gullion Forest Park


Oxford Island


Co. Fermanagh

Devenish Partnership, Enniskillen

Castle Archdale Forest Park

Tully Castle

Killyfole Lough

Co Antrim

Cushendall Beach



Sentry Hill, Newtownabbey

Eden Allotments, Carrickfergus

Antrim Castle Demesne

Jubilee Wood, Whitehead

Bashfordslnd and Oakfield Woods, Carrickfergus

Mossley Mill

Rathlin Island

Greenisland Allotments

Shane’s Castle Estate

Broughgammon Farm, Ballycastle

Ecos Park, Ballymena




People’s Park, Ballymena


Crumlin Glen



Straidkilly and Glenarm



Carnmoney Hill

Republic of Ireland

Marlay Park, Dublin

St. Anne’s Park, Dublin

Carlingford, Co. Louth

Tintern, Co. Wexford



Shaw’s Bridge

Belvoir Forest Park


Ormeau Park

Lagan Lands East

Lagan Towpath

Lagan Meadows

Cherryvale Park

Bog Meadows NR



Co. Down


Hillsborough Estate

Comber Greenway

Castlewellan Forest Park


Rostrevor Forest Park

Tollymore Forest Park

Delamont Country Park