Forage goes to Rathlin

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We are off to Rathlin Island for a spot of foraging this summer, and you are welcome to join us. We expect to have a wheen of activities covering foraging, food and the arts, starting in June on Monday 2nd through to Wednesday 4th. We will be doing it again in July (3rd to 5th) and August (26th to 28th) and if it works well, we might try this out as an annual affair. Our idea is that we will run events in the morning and afternoon, so that visitors can choose between coming for a session, for a day or for longer. There’s plenty of accommodation on Rathlin these days, although booking is pretty advisable. There are also plenty of ferries, although it is also important to book your space on the boat in advance.

We hope to rope in some other “forage friends” to bring a whole lot of other workshops and events during our forage-fest, including some amazing cooks, musicians and artists. There will also be opportunities to book boat trips to see the puffins (the RSPB visitor centre is closed this season) and learn about cooking fish. Later in the season, we hope to do something tasty with seaweed.

We won’t have any cost associated with this, although a donation would be nice. You would need to arrange your own accommodation if you want to stay over, be it in the Manorhouse, the new hostel, the various bed and breakfasts or self-catering houses or even camping.

We’re looking forward to it, so if you’re interested, drop us a line at so that we can anticipate numbers. For details, take a look at the “Events” page here on the website.

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