Activity breaks in Ireland

Activity breaks in Ireland

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Family Fun, Activities and EcoTourism at Slieve Aughty Centre, Loughrea, Co Galway Slieve Aughty Centre (which comprises also of the fabulous Three Towers Eco House and Restaurant)  has a great range of events and activities coming up over the next few months including: Saturday & Sunday May 7-8 CELT Weekend in the Hills 2 days of
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Learn About Wild Food, Foraging and More

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Wild Food Summer School 2015 #WFSS15 Blackstairs Ecotrails are holding their second Wild Food Summer School this September – 11,12 & 13th at the lovely ‘Old Rectory in Killedmond, Carlow. They have added a number of new events and made it a much more family friendly event this year with a brilliant line up for
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Foraging for Seaweed with The Sea Gardener

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Seaweed Foraging on Kilfarrasy Beach, Waterford Saturday dawned bright and clear as we awoke early to ensure we made it on time to Fenor, Co Waterford where we were meeting Marie Power aka The Sea Gardener at last! Marie has been organising seaweed foraging events for years yet we kept missing one another at events.
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We’re Off To Fungarvan!

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West Waterford Food Festival Fun in Dungarvan! Last year we had to cancel our trip to the annual West Waterford Foodie Fest in Dungarvan (aka Fungarvan) much to our disappointment, however, this year we are delighted to be able to make it down on Saturday 11th April to see what all the fuss is about!
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Seaweed Foraging Events 2015

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The Sea Gardener Foraging Events & Workshops Marie Power aka The Sea Gardener runs a number of seaweed foraging events throughout the year and is found at many of the food festivals nationwide. She also provides individual and customized events such as Seaweed Cookery Workshops, Picnics and Seaweed Sessions With Friends!  2014 Events April 12 &
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Christmas Recipes

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Festive Drinks Mulled Wine Recipes Nothing quite says Christmas like mulled wine – albeit a marmite drink, you either love it or hate it! There are so many mulled wine recipes out there that we thought we’d put our favs here for you to try. Jamies Mulled Wine Recipe We especially like the sound of
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Learn all about Foraging and Wild Foods

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Blackstairs Eco Trails are holding a Wild Food Summer School in August Friday 8th, Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th. Where: The Barn, Old Rectory, Killedmond, Borris, Co. Carlow View – The Old Recory, Killedmond on Map Here >> When: August 8,9 & 10th How Much: Friday 8th €70 Saturday 9th €90 Sunday 10th €70 Booking in
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Plum and Custard Tart Recipe

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HomeGrown Plums and Free Range Eggs It’s days like this that I remember why I decided not to move back to Dublin in 1999! Living in the Countryside has it’s challenges ( social life, transport, jobs) but the positives are space, land, nature and the ability to become self sufficient! Anyway, As many of you
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Tapas Trail Dublin

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Foodies Love Dublin Tapas Trail One of my favorite aspects of life in the Mediterranean is the standard practice of tapas in bars. Small tasty dishes showcasing the local produce and created with such love and passion you can taste it in every mouthful. Perfect for sharing with a group of friends. Thus I am delighted
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My Secret Pavlova Recipe

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How To Make Perfect Pavlova! Okay so it’s not a secret anymore now that I am sharing it with you.. Without wanting to blow my own trumpet my Pavlova is descended upon by family and friends with many of them travelling down from Dublin just for a slice! I use summer fruits like strawberries &
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Amazing Food Tour June Bank Hol

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Rock Farm Slane Electric Bike Tours presents Boyne Valley Food Series – Special Offer Slane Food Circle 25km Menu – Food Tour by Electric Bike Monday 2nd June 2014 Rock Farm Slane is an ecotourism provider that specialises in walking and bike tours of the Slane Castle estate and the wider Boyne Valley. We also
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Waterford Food Festival

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West Waterford Festival Of Food Taking place in beautiful Dungarvan the annual West Waterford Festival Of Food (#wwfof ) began yesterday and is continuing right through the weekend. If you like food and a festival atmosphere then you simply must get your self down to Dungarvan now! There are loads of family friendly events and
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Next Foraging Workshop Coming Up

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Find It Pick It Cook It Eat It A workshop where you will forage for wild safe foods, learn what is good to eat, know the trees and bushes, what to pick and what not to pick. After a delicious organic lunch you will turn all these wild foods into delicious drinks, pestos, fritters and
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Tapping a Birch tree for Sap

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Paddy of Hunt, Forage, Harvest shares his experience I came across this lovely blog from PaddyHalligan who blogs about his and his familys’ “attempts to live a little more self-sufficiently…” Having tasted Birch sap at the Maccreddin Wild Food Dinner last year (delish!)I can highly recommend it. Obviously it is important to know what your doing and
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Handy Chart for Seasonal Food Ref

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Check out this useful chart from Bord Bia Click on the image or the link below to go to the full site which has loads more useful information 🙂

Cheap Living Tips

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EAI Top Money Saving Tips As promised, here is my cheap living blog on how to save money without having to sacrifice living the good life! I have tried to keep them to general things that everyone can do regardless of where you live but some of them may focus on rural dwellers a little
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