bushcraft ireland

A Foray into Foraging

Eco Active Events is a place to find and book eco related activities and events and join our community of nature lovers who understand and value sustainable practices. By booking through Eco Active Events you are supporting local business across Ireland. 

How it Began…
Finding it difficult to source foraging type events online I decided to begin Eco Active in 2013. 

Delighted to have supported Clifden Eco Campsite I worked with lot’s of interesting people during those formative years blogging their events and workshops including Mary White of Blackstairs EcoTrails, Bumble Bee Flowers, Crann Og Eco Stay, Three Towers amongst many others and attended many Ecotourism Conferences always promoting my members and Nominating them for Awards – one of which Clifden Eco Camping won in 2014! 
I organised an EcoTour of Ireland meeting people such as Rock Farm Slane and Boyne Valley Activities who were striving to create sustainable eco-friendly businesses and was interviewed by Damien O’Reilly of RTE Countrywide Radio show who followed my progress, with Mary Mulvey of Eco Tourism Ireland live from a studio in Sligo! 

Roz Kelly Eco Active IrelandWith new experiences being added daily make sure to check back soon or get in touch if you’re looking for something in particular. 
~ Roz 

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Cook a Turkey in the ground!

Into the Wild Survival & Canoe Trip’s have a large Xmas camp with tipi’s and canoeing end of November at riverhollow co Kilkenny:

“we’ll have a santa appearing, Turkey cooked in the ground and this should not be missed
Into the Wild Survival & Canoe Trip’s Also I’ll be in wicklow next weekend for a weekend camp with tipi adventures
And don’t forget to get your Christmas voucher for next years canoeing and wildcamping. ”
Holy Moly!!- See you there!
To book call Frank Deegan:  087 1355207
Email: intothewildsurvival@gmail.com or visit them on

Facebook: /Into-the-Wild-Survival-Canoe-Trips

Into The Wild Survival & Canoe Trips

Into The Wild Survival & Canoe Trips

Into The Wild SurvivalLiving off the Land, learn to light a fire using Ice & Water, Sleep comfortably with-out a sleeping bag in -10 outdoors, learn to eat what you previously thought was not possible..
There’s loads more to learn if you have the interest. Did you ever hear of lighting a fire using a bicycle pump.?? Well now you have…Want to see how?
Frank Deegan:  087 1355207
Email: intothewildsurvival@gmail.com
Facebook: /Into-the-Wild-Survival-Canoe-Trips

Pioneer Bushcraft Dublin

Pioneer Bushcraft Ireland

Pioneer Bushcraft is all about teaching informative, relevant and extremely practical courses. The courses are short to facilitate people who do not have the time or inclination to spend a lot of money on longer duration bushcraft or nature courses – but who still want a high quality outdoor experience.
Sean Fagan offers a variety of regular workshops including:

  • Urban Botany of Dublin City
  • Bull Island Birdwatching Tour
  • Coastal Foraging & Rocky Shore Ecology – Balbriggan
  • Native Woodland Masterclass – Enniskerry
  • Primitive & Modern Fire Skills Workshop – Enniskerry
  • Basic Map & Compass Navigation Skills – Bray

There are many interpretations of Bushcraft. So many, it’s impossible to give a definitive answer as to what Bushcraft is – partly because Bushcraft is very personal to the individual. For me, Bushcraft is a way of getting closer to nature…
Contact – meaningful contact, with nature allows empathy and sensitivity towards nature to flourish where it may have been absent – and Bushcraft is one of the best ways I know to facilitate a passion for the great outdoors.

For more information visit www.pioneerbushcraft.org
Mobile: 086-3704773 Email: pioneerbushcraft@gmail.com

Wild Camping Weekends

Into the wild

irish-survivalists-A weekend of adventure with Frank of Irish Survivalists. Experience  2 days by Canadian canoe and 1 day over land by foot back to Graig picking up tips all the way.

  • 3 Day event – suitable for adults – age limit 16+ to 65

Starting point is “Graiguenamanagh” Co. Kilkenny at the diving
board area and club house.

  • Time 10.00 am
  • Date: 23rd – 26th May
  • Places available this event is 7 people
  • Price €290.00 PP

This includes all food, Drink & camping equipment (all required is
a sleeping bag in waterproof bag, change of clothes)
Email Frank To Book Here >>

Bushcraft Courses Ireland

Bushcraft For Groups

Bushcraft skills are available to book for groups over 10 people.
I recently went along to one such event with Aebhric and Andy in Co Wicklow.
As I was only partaking for only a few hours I missed out on some of the events but took note of what had taken place before my arrival.
The group had been taught how to light a fire without matches or lighter and would be in the middle of something when they were asked to quickly light a fire again – the idea was to ensure they could have a successful fire going within 3-5 minutes in case of very cold weather.
bedmakingWe also learnt a bit about foraging for salads and how to make a shelter to sleep in that would protect you from the elements using found branches and fronds.
I had to leave then but the guys were busy boiling water and preparing their dinner which they would cook over an open fire sleeping out under the stars that night with more to learn the next morning- I wish I could have stayed – maybe next time!
If you would like to book a bushcraft course for a group then get in touch at play[at]ecoactiveireland.com with the following details and we will get back to you with options and prices.

  • Your name
  • Contact Telephone
  • Number of people
  • Date/s preferred
  • Location preferred
  • Activity of interest
  • Any other details


Bushcraft Courses Ireland

Bushcraft in Ireland

Bushcraft courses are growing in popularity throughout Ireland with people wanting to learn how to survive in the wild.
Bushcraft courses can include making outdoor sleeping areas, how to stay warm and spot signs of hypothermia, how to light a fire with found objects, making a stove to cook on, how to catch and skin wild animals for food, foraging for berries and leaves and much much more.
If you run bushcraft courses and would like to get listed on EAI then call Roz today on 0831949444 or contact us via our contact form here >>