Events

Spring Fair in aid of L’Arche Belfast

Saturday 6th May 2017    2-4
St. John’s Presbyterian Church Hall

Ormeau Road

Belfast

Fundraiser for L’Arche Belfast and a showcase for local artists, crafters, bakers, makers and growers. We are focusing on top quality hand-made and hand-grown produce including plants, fruit & veg from the L’Arche allotments.


There will be tea & coffee as well as live jazz music from Elaine O’Roarty & Scott Flanigan.

Admission free, kid-friendly.

Family Fun Day

Saturday 13th May 2017

12 – 3

Mossley Mill, Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim

Family fun day centred on the natural world. Dermot will be there with a display of foraged goodies, and will also be taking walks around the grounds and on the Newtownabbey Greenway. Free.

Wildlife Wander

Sunday 27th May 2017

2.00 – 3.30
Portglenone Forest, Co. Antrim

Join Dermot for a leisurely ramble through Portglenone Forest to see the bluebells and other natural wonders of this lovely piece of Co. Antrim. We might even see some plants that can be eaten! This event is free, and no booking is required.

Open Day at Incredible Edibles

Saturday 3rd June 2017

12 – 4
Cloughmills, Co. Antrim

This is a lovely open day with lots of activities and things to do, see and buy. Cloughmills Incredible Edibles is based at the old mill in Cloughmills, and has a wonderful allotment and is the focus for a wide range of community events.

Dermot will be leading some foraging walks around the site and along the nearby boreen. Free.

See https://www.facebook.com/CloughmillsCAT/ nearer the date for details.

Past Events

FUNGAL FORAY
Learmount Forest, Park, Co. Londonderry, Saturday 27th September
AUTUMN FORAGING WALKS
Roe Valley Country Park, Limavady, Sunday 21st September 2014
BLACKBERRIES AND APPLES FROM THE HEDGEROW
at the Arches, Randalstown, Saturday 20th September 2014
HEDGE FUN
Minnowburn, near Shaw’s Bridge, Belfast, Saturday 20th September
BLACKBERRIES ARE BEAUTIFUL
Sentry Hill, Newtonabbey, Thursday 18th September 2014
AUTUMN HEDGEROW FORAGE
Lagan Valley Regional Park, Sunday 14th September 2014
WORKSHOP AND FORAGING WALK FOR BLACKBERRIES
Eden Allotment Gardens, Carrickfergus, Saturday 13th September 2014
SAUCY SCAVENGING
Lock Keeper’s Cottage, Sunday 31st August 2014
TWEE TWEED DOLLS
Moneyreagh Community Centre, Sunday 24th August
WILDLY WONDERFUL
Tullycarnet Community Centre, Sunday 17th August
FAMILY FUN DAY
Eden Allotments, Saturday 16th August
FABULOUSLY FRUITY – CRAFTY CANDLES
Belvoir Activity Centre, Sunday 10th August,
BERRY BLAST – WALK AND BAKE
Lock Keeper’s Cottage, Shaw’s Bridge, Sunday 3rd August
JAM MAKING WORKSHOP
Clotworthy House, Antrim Castle Gardens, Saturday 2nd August 2014
WILDLIFE WALK
Jubilee Wood, Whitehead, Tuesday 29 July
WILDLIFE WALK
Bashfordsland Wood, Carrickfergus, Monday 28 July
CELEBRATION OF FOOD HERITAGE
Roe Valley Country Park, Saturday 26th July
APPLE DAY
Jubilee Wood Whitehead 22nd October 2016
FORAGING by BIKE
Comber Greenway 28th September 2016
CHUTNEY MAKING
Greenisland Allotments 26th November 2016
CHRISTMAS CAKES
Moneyneana 3rd December 2016
CHRISTMAS WREATHS
Mossley Mill, 10th December 2016

FORAGING WALKS
Portglenone Forest, Saturday 22nd November 2014
Drumnaph Woodland, Maghera, Sunday 23rd November 2014
Downhill Forest, Coleraine, Saturday 29th November
Delamont Forest Park, Downpatrick, Sunday 30th November 2014
GET READY FOR CHRISTMAS, WREATH MAKING
Mossley Mill, Wednesday 3rd December 2014
Eden Community Centre, Carrickfergus, Saturday 11th December 2014
HEDGEROW HARVEST
Slieve Gulion Forest Park, Saturday 12th September 2015
BLACKBERRY PICKING AND JAM MAKING
Eden Allotments, Carrickfergus, Sunday 13th September 2015
FORAGING AND SODA BREADS
Maven, Lisburn Road belfast, Tuesday 15th September 2015
FORAGING AND SODA BREAD
Sperrin Gateway Landscape Partnership, Draperstown, Co. Londonderry, 7th November 2015
CHRISTMAS WREATHS
Carrickfergus, Co Antrim, 5th December 2015
CHRISTMAS CAKES
Draperstown, Co Londonderry, 11th December 2015
BIRDWATCHING
Glynn Railway Halt, Co. Antrim, 12th December 2015
CHRISTMAS WREATHS
Ormeau Road, Belfast, 13th December 2015
St. BRIGID’S CROSSES
Moneyneena, Co Londonderry, 30th January 2016
WOODLAND FORAGE
Tollymore Forest Park, 30th April 2016
SPRINGTIME FORAGE WALK
Glenarm Nature Reserve, 7th May 2016
WILD GARLIC PESTO
Ecos Nature Park, Ballymena, 21st May 2016
SUMMER JAM MAKING
Moneyreagh, 21st May 2016
NEIGHBOURHOOD BIRDWATCH
Belfast Parks, 22-31st May 2016
WILD ABOUT FOOD
Glengormley and Larne, 4th and 11th June 2016

MARVELLOUS MARMALADE MAKING, Saturday 31st January 2015
Coltworthy House, Antrim Castle Gardens
TASTE OF THE WILD, Sunday 19th April 2015,
Straidkilly Nature Reserve, Glenarm, Co. Antrim
FORAGING AT DOWNHILL, Downhill Forest, Castlerock, Co. Londonderry
Saturday 25th April 2015
NEIGHBOURHOOD BIRDWATCH in south Belfast Parks
May 24th to June 2nd, 2015
WOODLAND TRUST FUN DAY at Carnmoney, Newtownabbey
June 6th 2015
FORAGING WALK, Bashfordsland and Oakfield Woods, Carrickfergus
July 28th 2015
FIRST WORLS WAR THEMED FAMILY DAY, Bangor, Co Down
August 1st 2015
COASTAL FORAGING WALK, Dundrum, Co. Down
August 4th, 2015
COASTAL FORAGING WALK, Groomsport, Co. Down
August 6th, 2015
LOUGHS AGENCY OPEN DAY, Prehen, Derry
August 14th 2015
BIG FAMILY FUN DAY, Cloughmills, Co Antrim
August 15th 2015
FORAGING by BIKE, National Cycle Route, Belfast
March 8th 2016
FORAGING and NETTLE SOUP, Crossmaglen, Co. Armagh
March 12th 2016
WILD GARLIC PESTO
Rathcoole and Glas-na-bradan, 14th May 2016
LOVE DAIRY
Mallusk and Larne, 4th and 11th June 2016
SWIFT WALK
Larne, 16th June 2016
FORAGE WALK
Castlewellan, 12th July 2016
FORAGE WALK
Slieve Gullion 29th August 2016
FORAGE WALK
Devenish Partnership Enniskillen 3rd September 2016
FORAGE WALK
Castle Archdale, Fermanagh 4th September 2016
COASTAL FORAGE WALK
Cushendall 10th September 2016
FORAGING by CANOE
Lough Beg, 17th and 18th September 2016