Wild Food Summer School – There was the chance to forage with Miles Irving Author of the Forager’s Handbook – The Bible for foragers, cheese making workshops, use of herbs and wild foods in cooking workshops, artisan food stalls, as well as GIY talks and Wild food & Craft Beer pairings
More foraging, more great speakers, films, music, Artisan Food stalls, Cheese making and events for children. We also have a retrofitted ambulance giving workshops on Up Cycling, Composting etc., facilitated by the Community Reuse Network Ireland (CRNI)
Lock down has been tough so when we saw an opening to get out and explore we decided to choose the Waterford Greenway as it wasn’t too far of a drive from Dublin & Wexford to get there and we also found a great all inclusive package with The Park Hotel Dungarvan which made it a no-brainer! Staff were so friendly.. Room was gorgeous with surprise gifts 🎁 😍 Breakfast in the outdoor gardens was right up our alley.. absolutely LOVED it.. great value and would highly recommend a stay here.. package deal of overnight, dinner, breakfast PLUS bike rental delivery from The Greenway Man 🚲 What more could you ask for…
Cheers to Marie at The Moorings. We stepped out for a meal on our first evening to The Moorings bar and restaurant located on the Dungarvan quayside. Wowser… 😍 super location and spoilt by beautiful sunset while having a lovely meal and couple of well deserved glasses of lemonade.
Thursday Morning we set off at about 10am having collected our bikes from the very nice Garvan Cummins of www.thegreenwayman.com along with a map. The trail begins across the road from the hotel (to the right) and so it was easy to find – we followed the other cyclists in front of us to make sure we were on the right path at the beginning – tiny bit confusing there.. and off we went!
We were lucky with the weather – it was a nice sunny day but not too hot and NO RAIN! We took it easy stopping off as we travelled to admire the treetops below us at some parts, the fairy houses with kids’ names on, the echoes of the tunnels.. There was a pit stop halfway with toilets and coffee available.
We cycled as far as Kilmacthomas workhouse where we stopped for FaBUloUS Lunch at Coachhouse Coffee Shop (GREAT food & value) and then back to Dungarvan.
I gotta admit after sitting down to eat the cycle back seemed slightly daunting. Linda is very fit (she is a mountaineer and often hikes 17Km or more) whereas I would say I am more average fitness level.. However, I thought back to my pre-Covid spinning classes and just DUG DEEP! Once I got my rhythm back I was grand. All in all we cycled 50KM that day – we stopped at Clonea beach for quick swim 🏊♂️ on the way back – brr but fab. ♥️🌊
A great day finished off with a delicious dinner at The Park Hotel and an early night! The next day I had to scoot off to Dublin to visit my twins’ allotment but Linda popped over to Mahon Falls for a short walk. Can’t wait to go back and do Dungarvan to Waterford Greenway 🚲