It is great to be able to plan events now with an element of confidence. It’s been really lovely to be able to lead walks and meet lots of lovely people again since last summer. Most organisers are still wary of overly large gatherings, so bookings are usually required, even for free events. 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.
Sunday 28th August 2022 at 11:00
Sunday 18th September 2022 at 11:00
Broughgammon Farm, Ballycastle, Co. Antrim.
I’ve been invited back to lovely Broughgammon Farm to lead late summer and early foraging walks around the farm. As the summer draws to a close and autumn creeps in, there will be fruit and other farageables to be found, and Becky Cole will also be on hand to deliver advice on some of the herbs as well. Tickets cost £24 each.
You can book the August walk at https://www.broughgammon.com/events/summer-foraging-august/?occurrence=2022-08-28
The September walk can be booked at https://www.broughgammon.com/events/september-foraging/?occurrence=2022-09-18
Thursday 28th July 2022 at People’s Park, Ballymena (6pm)
Thursday 11th August 2022 at River Walk, Broughshane (6pm)
Saturday 27th August 2022 at Linn Glen, Larne (10am)
Saturday 24th September 2022 at Jubilee Woodland, Whitehead (10am).
Continuing Mid and East Antrim Council’s series of foraging walks and demonstrations across the Borough this year, these events are free and cover a range of sites and habitats throughout the seasons.
Booking is essential and numbers will be limited.
The next event is at Peoples’ Park, Park Ballymena on Thursday 28th July (6pm), themed around foraging for ingredients for teas. In order to book, please follow the link: Sorry, Booked Out
On Thursday 11th August (6pm), I will be leading a walk along the Riverside Walk in Broughshane, looking at wild food and herbs. The details of the event can be seen here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2077846402393937 and booked using the following link: bit.ly/3tqNoHc
Then on Saturday 27th August, we’ll be picking blackberries and other fruits and discusssing how to use them. This will be in Linn Glen in Larne (10am). Details at https://www.facebook.com/events/465558441918468 , and booking bit.ly/3IuGvJc .
On Saturday 24th September (10am) at Jubilee Woods, Whitehead, we’ll be looking at apples and seeing what’s growing in the community orchard. Details at https://www.facebook.com/events/528245618864196 , and booking bit.ly/3L9HzEd .
Portaferry, Co. Down
Saturday 6th August 2022 at at 12 and 3
Sunday 7th August 2022 at 12 and 3
Join Dermot for a foraging walk around Portaferry, and then meet with Urban Community Chef Mark Humphries for a cookery demonstration and taster in the square. We did this event last year and it was thoroughly enjoyable (and tasty). Tickets cost £20 each.
Book through the following Facebook link https://www.facebook.com/events/1876344699222121/1876344709222120?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22extra_data%22%3A%22%22%2C%22mechanism%22%3A%22surface%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22permalink%22%7D%2C%7B%22extra_data%22%3A%22%22%2C%22mechanism%22%3A%22surface%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22permalink%22%7D%2C%7B%22extra_data%22%3A%22%22%2C%22mechanism%22%3A%22surface%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22permalink%22%7D]%2C%22ref_notif_type%22%3Anull%7D
or if you’re not on Facebook, you could contact Portaferry Sailing Club directly on Shore Road, Portaferry BT 22 1JZ. Chances are, if you just turn up at the gazebo opposite the sailing club on the day, there will probably be places available.
As part of a programme of events to promote the Forth River Community Greenway through north and west Belfast, I will be leading a foraging walk through Woodvale and Paisley Parks in west Belfast.
Free, but booking essential.
Bushmills Salmon and Whiskey Festival
Sunday 25th September 2022 from 12-5
I have been invited to lead some foraging walks and offer some tasters at this year’s Salmon and Whiskey festival in Bushmills, Co. Antrim. The festival is on from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th, and I’ll be there on the Sunday afternoon. Details to follow.
Past Events – Locations of Forage events around the country
Learmount Forest, Feeny
Roe Valley CP, Limavady
Rath Dubh, Moneyneany
Drumnaph Wood, Maghera
Lough Beg, Toome
Killaloo Wood, Claudy
Ness Wood, Claudy
Cabin Wood, Cookstown
Drum Manor Forest Park, Cookstown
Lissan House, Cookstown
Gortin Glen Forest Park
Slieve Gullion Forest Park
Devenish Partnership, Enniskillen
Castle Archdale Forest Park
Sentry Hill, Newtownabbey
Eden Allotments, Carrickfergus
Antrim Castle Demesne
Jubilee Wood, Whitehead
Bashfordslnd and Oakfield Woods, Carrickfergus
Shane’s Castle Estate
Broughgammon Farm, Ballycastle
Ecos Park, Ballymena
People’s Park, Ballymena
Straidkilly and Glenarm
Republic of Ireland
Marlay Park, Dublin
St. Anne’s Park, Dublin
Carlingford, Co. Louth
Tintern, Co. Wexford
Belvoir Forest Park
Lagan Lands East
Bog Meadows NR
Castlewellan Forest Park
Rostrevor Forest Park
Tollymore Forest Park
Delamont Country Park