Events and Tours

Learn About Wild Food, Foraging and More

Mushroom Hunts Wild Food Summer School

For the latest Fungi Workshops with Blackstairs Ecotrails Visit

he-Forager-Handbook-Edible-BritainWild 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)

Waterford Greenway Trip

Linda & Roz Cycle the Waterford Greenway Ireland

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 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 🚲


Open Day at Bumblebee Flower Farm Sunday March 29th

Bumblebee Flower Farm located in beautiful West Cork is having an Open Day on Sunday March 29th!

This is a wonderful opportunity to experience Bumblebee Flower Farm and gain an insight into what we do and why we do things the way we do.

Introducing you to the wonderful world of edible flowers, pollinator-friendly plantings and organically produced seasonal cut flowers.

There will be an informative talk and tour of the farm with seeds and recommendation for supportive plantings no matter what size your garden is.

A lovely day and a chance to meet like-minded people.

The first in our series of Farm open Days – What to expect:

  1. Guided Tour of the farm.
  2. Talk on planting schemes including suitable plants and flowers that support the whole lifecycle.
  3. Selection of pollinator-friendly seeds for you to take home and create your very own magical bumblebee oasis.
  4. Refreshments available using Bumblebee Flower Farm ingredients.


  • Sunday, March 29th
  • Bumblebee Farm, Castledonovan, Drimoleague, Co. Cork, Ireland
  • Price: €25 (children accompanied by an adult Free)
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