At long last, foraging events are now beginning to be organised, now that lock-down is easing off. Naturally, I will still be vigilant, and all events will have some risk assessment carried out to minimise Covid risks. So read on, to see what events are in store. As there seems to be a pent-up desire for activities, and numbers may be limited, some of these events will be booked up pretty quickly.

Foraging Walk and Cooking Demo

Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th July 2021 at 11am and 3pm
Portaferry, Co Down

 

 

Organised through Portaferry Sailing Club as part of its Portaferry Sails and Sounds Festival, Dermot will lead a foraging walk around the area close to the town, followed by a cookery demonstration and taster session with local chef Mark Humphries, who will be using local seafoods and some of our foraged ingredients.

Places cost £22.50, and you must book through the sailing club at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/food-foraging-cooking-demonstration-tickets-158031948813?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

 

Foraging Walk

Monday 19th July 2021 at 12
ECOS Nature Park, Ballymena, Co Antrim.

Join Dermot for a foraging walk around ECOS in Ballymena. The walk should last about 2 hours and will be along good-quality paths. While free, booking is essential in order to keep numbers controlled. If you book, please turn up!

Book through facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/840845116552941/?ref=newsfeed or use the following link http://bit.ly/2SB9FCu to book.

 

Foraging Walk

Saturday 21st August 2021
Hillsborough Castle, Hillsborough, Co. Down.

Hillsborough Castle is organising a food fair on the weekend 21st/22ns August 2021. I have been asked to lead a foraging walk on 21st, but I am awaiting confirmation on this, so please watch this space….

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

Ballyronan

 

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

Oxford Island

 

Co. Fermanagh

Devenish Partnership, Enniskillen

Castle Archdale Forest Park

Tully Castle

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