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 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.





Autumn Trees

Galgorm Wood, Culleybackey, Co. Antrim

Friday 10th November, 14:00

Enjoy a dander through Galgorm Wood with Mid and east Antrim Council, and learn about late autumn trees and other edible forest plants. Taste some homemade apple jelly.  Booking details here.






Winter Walk by the Lake


Lough Mourne, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim

Friday 24th November, 14:00

Join Mid and East Antrim Council and admire the early signs of winter during a walk around the lake. Learn how to identify trees and other plants from Forage Ireland expert Dermot Hughes. Warm up with some homemade soup. Booking link here.






First Signs of Spring


Blackhead Path, Whitehead, Co. Antrim

Friday 26th January 2024, 14:00

Take a walk along this beautiful coastal path and learn about edible plants, birds and nature. Finish the walk with a tasty snack. Led by Forage Ireland expert Dermot Hughes and run by Mid and East Antrim Council. Booking link here.






Spring has Sprung


Bashfordsland and Oakfield Woods, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim

Friday 23rd February 2024, 14:00

Forage for wild garlic, nettles and other edible treats and finish with a taste of delicious seasonal soup, courtesy of Mid and East Antrim Council. Led by Forage Ireland expert Dermot Hughes. Booking link here.






Seaweed Creations


Brown’s Bay, Island Magee, Co. Antrim

Friday 22nd March 2024, 14:00

Take a walk along the shoreline and learn about seaweed and shellfish. Learn how to make tasty coastal creations and finish with some homemade chowder. Led by Forage Ireland expert Dermot Hughes. Booking link here.






Foraging Walk at Lough Neagh

Ballyronan Marina, Co. Londonderry

Saturday 23rd March 2024, 10:00 – 12:30

I will be leading a walk through Ballyronan Wood and around the marina to look for early spring growth. We’ll finish in the Community Hall for a bit of tasty soup with some foraged ingredients.

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






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