Events

Celebrate St. Valentine’s Day

Tuesday 12th February 2020
Curran Park, Curran Road, larne, Co. Antrim

1 to 3

A variety of crafts, arts and fun events for the all family, all with a St. Valentine’s Day link. I’ll be making heart-shaped decorations and sowing seeds of Love-in-a-mist and Forget-me-not to get you in the mood. Sorry, no foraging! Free event run by Mid and East Antrim Council. For more details, see https://www.midandeastantrim.gov.uk/events/celebrate-valentines-day

Foraging Walk

Saturday 22nd February 2020
Ballycastle, Co. Antrim, 1-3.30

An afternoon foraging walk along the shore at Ballycastle. We should be able to look at seaweeds as well as shore-based plants. If all else fails, you’ll have had a day out at the seaside and enjoyed stunning scenery. This event is part of the NI Science Festival 2020. Booking is required, and there is a charge – please book through https://www.nisciencefestival.com/event.php?e=116

 

Foraging Walk

Saturday 28th March 2020
Ecos Park, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, 11-1

This is a foraging walk around the Ecos Park in Ballymena, on the lookout for spring greens and other edibles. Leaves are at their best, so we will find nettles, garlic, cow parsley and loads of other stuff. If the weather is OK, we’ll have a go at making nettle soup. Free event, with Mid and East Antrim Council. Meet in the Ecos car park.

Wild Food and Hedgerow Remedies

Sunday 5th April 2020
Broughgammon Farm, Ballycastle, Co. Antrim, 10.30 – 1

Join Becky from Broughgammon and Dermot from Forage Ireland for a foraging walk around the farm to discuss the culinary and medicinal uses for spring greens. There will be plenty to talk about for sure. Finish off with some nettle tea and pesto making. There is a £24 charge for this, so please book through https://www.broughgammon.com/product/spring-foraging-wild-food-hedgerow-remedies-5th-april-2020/

Past Events – Locations of Forage events around the country

 

Co. Londonderry

Learmount Forest, Feeny

Roe Valley CP, Limavady

Rath Dubh, Moneyneany

Draperstown

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

Augher

Drum Manor Forest Park, Cookstown

Dungannon Park

Gortin Village

Lissan House, Cookstown

Springhill, Moneymore

Gortin Glen Forest Park

 

Co. Armagh

Slieve Gullion Forest Park

Crossmaglen

 

Co. Fermanagh

Devenish Partnership, Enniskillen

Castle Archdale Forest Park

Co Antrim

Cushendall Beach

Rathcoole

Randalstown

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

Cloughmills

Bendooragh

Ballintoy

People’s Park, Ballymena

Galgorm

Crumlin Glen

Larne

Portglenone

Straidkilly and Glenarm

Glengormley

Glynn

Carnmoney Hill

Republic of Ireland

Marlay Park, Dublin

St. Anne’s Park, Dublin

Carlingford, Co. Louth

Tintern, Co. Wexford

 

Belfast

Shaw’s Bridge

Belvoir Forest Park

Tullycarnet

Ormeau Park

Lagan Lands East

Lagan Towpath

Lagan Meadows

Cherryvale Park

Bog Meadows NR

Orangefield

 

Co. Down

Moneyreagh

Hillsborough Estate

Comber Greenway

Castlewellan Forest Park

Rathfriland

Rostrevor Forest Park

Tollymore Forest Park

Delamont Country Park

Bangor

Dundrum

Groomsport

Newcastle

Portaferry

Whiterock

Strangford

Loughbrickland

Annahilt

Lacken