Nature Therapy - Destress Detox Ireland

July 2, 2017
by rosa
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De-Stress and Detox on a Nature Retreat with a Difference

Life too busy? Never seem to have time to just think? Feel like a hamster on a wheel and too scared to jump off because you have no idea what direction you should or could take? I hear ya! And I think I have found the answer.

Crann Og Eco Stay have what they call a ‘ReNature’ event happening in September –   Having visited them during my 2013 Ecotour I can heartily testify to their passion for natural living with a wonderful gift for making the most of found objects that can sustain themselves. I hope to be able to make this myself having been too busy in work for the April workshop – (the irony – I know!!) .

If you can make it – please do! I have a feeling life will never be quite the same again… 

Over to them:

Back to Nature Retreats – the Antidote to stressed lifestyles

Tense, tired, stressed out, dissatisfied with the world around you? Feel less than vibrant, low energy, not so joyous?
Though living in a highly networked culture with increasing digital connectivity, we can feel even more and more isolated. At ReNature we guide you back, in a much deeper sense than taking a break from the story. We teach you how to renature and enhance your relationship to the natural world, even long after you leave our retreat. Participants emerge from Crann Og reconnected, restored and relaxed. Their shoulders drop, their smiles broaden and they sleep deeper.

Why is it called ReNature?
ReNature is our word for reconnection and re-immersion in nature. It’s all about getting back to your authentic self, minus all the distractions like digital technology, work, media, stress and artificial environments. Take time to slow right down into the moment, coming back to your self in mind and body. Rediscover our interdependence with all of nature, remember it’s importance as our greatest source of wisdom, inspiration and healing.

upcoming reNature retreats
Arrival: Thursdays 5 pm Departure: Sundays 4 pm
28th September to 1st October 2017
Full Retreat: €300 per person

Book Your Place by filling in their online registration form here 


Seaweed Foraging Irelands Ancient Feast

July 2, 2017
by rosa
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Seaweed Foraging – Irelands Ancient Feast

Those of you who know me know I am a great lover of nature and incorporating that into a bit of an adventurous day out is what I love! Marie Power aka the Sea Gardener has another great event coming up this July based on Ireland’s Ancient East, she’s calling it Ireland’s Ancient FEAST! 

Having been out on one of Marie’s Seaweed Foraging Days Out I can heartily recommend this as a unique and fun adventurous day out! 

We have been inspired by the Ireland’s Ancient East concept to think about the earliest, ancient settlers of this island, and what foods they lived on.We have researched the plant and animal species living here at the time, about 8,000 years ago and created a range of dishes based on what was available to those Mesolithic people. With some concessions to modern tastes, we hope to share that on the new moon in July. We will start foraging on the shore for seaweeds and continue through the Anne Valley gathering wild plants. Come with a spirit of adventure and take a walk on the wild side!

 Irelands Ancient Feast

Visit Marie’s Facebook Event here to register your interest or contact Marie via her profile page here 

April 18, 2016
by me
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Find It, Pick It, Cook It, Eat It Forage

One Day Forage for all ages with Mary and Robert White of Blackstairs Ecotrails.

foraging-workshopThis event is part of a number of CELT weekend events being held at Slieve Aughty Centre, Loughrea, Co Galway.

Saturday May 7th 2016
This Find It, Pick It, Cook It, Eat It workshop will help you know all about wild safe food. A relaxing day in the wilds looking for wild safe foods including fungi, fruits, nuts and berries. Suitable for all the family. Learn how to make Beech Leaf liqueur, Sorrel Tabbouleh and find wild greens for salads. Turn your hand to making Wild Garlic Pesto and delicious salads from the wild.

For more details or to book contact Slieve Aughty Centre +353 (0)909745246, or visit

April 18, 2016
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Wild Food Foraging with Wild Food Mary Bulfin

Wild Food Foraging at CrannOg Eco Farm

wild food mary foragingGo Wild Food Foraging with Wild Food Mary Bulfin, forager, chef, and lover of all good food nature has to offer.

Collect wild foods, use them fresh and learn how to preserve, make all kinds of treats from delicious elderflower delight to relishes, dried mushrooms, and wonderful liqueurs.  Guided foraging walks and workshops for small groups.

Upcoming Dates 2016:

Spring Forage:
Saturday May 14:  Learn what’s available in late spring, flowers and much more.  Make all sorts from floral syrups to home made wines and a few surprises! Only 6 places left!

Autumn bounty: 
Saturday/Sunday September 10 – 11:  With a little luck for a good Summer, woods and hedges will be full of berries, nuts and fungi……a feast for the forager.

Year’s end: 
Saturday October 22:  Fungi, preserves and much more.

€50 per person for the day including end of day meal prepared from foraged & additional organic goodies!
Email to book.

Accommodation available on site. For more information visit

April 18, 2016
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Wild Food Foraging at GortBrac Organic Farm


Gortbrac Organic FarmForaging workshops based at Gortbrack with Darach Ó Murchú. Learn how to forage and cook wild food available from early spring to early summer.
Next workshop dates:

  • Sunday April 24th 2016
    10am – 2.30pm. €60
  • May 15th 2016
    10am – 2.30pm. €60

BOOKINGS: E-mail or call/text Darach on 087 2153758 or Niamh on 086 7247066.

Accommodation available on site in our self-catering eco-cabins.
For more information visit

Read our blog on our visit to Gortbrac here >>

April 18, 2016
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Foraging Breaks in Ireland

Foraging walks in Leitrim

Tawny Lust Lodge Eco Breaks IrelandLeitrim Landscapes Guided Walks offer ‘on demand’ foraging walks for two or more people with eco friendly accommodation at Tawny Lust Lodge (or they can recommend eco friendly accommodation nearby).

We are a small business that caters for corporate & social groups and private parties, who would like to experience the North West in a unique way. Sessions tailored to your own ability and interest are our specialty and we pride ourselves on very high standards, both in the range of expertise and our eco friendly practices. Accommodation is also available.

They also hold a number of foraging events throughout the year so do check out their website for details at

Read our blog on our visit to Leitrims’ Tawny Lust Lodge here>>

April 18, 2016
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Seaweed Foraging

Seaweed Forage and Beach Picnic with The Sea Gardener

Harvesting the sea in WaterfordNear Tramore, Co.Waterford
Meet at Mother McHugh’s Pub, Fenor.
  • Directions: 6 km west of Tramore on the Copper Coast Road.
  • Date: Saturday June 18th
  • Time: 10.30 am – 1 pm.
  • Description:
    Join us to find edible seaweeds, learn how dry and store and how to prepare & cook with them, to use them in the garden and in the bath. We’ll prepare lunch with our forage afterwards, so you will taste the unique flavours of several species.
  • Price: €30 per person. To book email Marie or Tel: +353(0)86 8124275

Read our blog on our day spent seaweed foraging with Marie last Summer >>

Location Fenor, Waterford Meetup Point: