As Heard on TodayFM Saturday 26 July

Listeners to this mornings Alison Curtis show on Today FM will hear me talking with Alison about a number of offers and events coming up with our Eco Active Members – This blog is to reference the items mentioned. If there is something you cannot find just give me a call on 0873205680 or email  ~ Roz
Thanks to the lovely Alison Curtis for the chance to share our events 🙂
Canoe and Wild Camping Family Trips, Kilkenny Summer
Family Fun with Eco Active Ireland members“Paddle your own Canoe” breaks on the beautiful, peaceful and
interesting Barrow river.
Enjoy a holiday with everything you need supplied both in the form of equipment and also local information and suggested stop offs from ‘Go with the Flow’. 5 days / 4 nights high season only €150 pp

Tapas Trail Dublin: Daily
tapas trails for foodiesTapas Trail Dublin’ offer regular tapas tours of Dublin where you get to try a number of tasty dishes at different venues in the city whilst also being entertained by their experienced and knowledgeable guides.
10% discount off all Dublin Tapas Trail bookings using the code: TodayFM if booked before 25 August 2014

Full Moon Walk Aug 9
full moon walks
Next full moon walk with the wonderful Terry of Hilltop Treks is on August 9th- meeting at the clock tower in Enniskerry Village (44 bus from Dublin city centre)
We’ll be there – Always a fun night out and a great way to meet new people! Only €25 pp. Transport avail from Dublin.

Family Foraging Day Carlow Aug 16th
family foraging irelandThis family foraging day with Blackstairs EcoTrails will show children and adults the incredible edibles to find, pick, cook and eat. Children will be able to cook-up, under supervision, lots of treats from the wild and take them home with them after the day.
Delicious refreshments, a three course organic lunch and lots of fun will make this a fun filled summer’s day.

Eco Surf Camps, Fanore Co Clare Summer
surf camps
Kids Eco Surf Camp runs throughout the Summer holidays with Pete and the team from Aloha Surf School.
2 fun packed hours each day open to all kids from ages 8-16 years.
We provide all equipment, wetsuits, wetsuit boots and soft surfboards, so all they need to bring is their swimming gear, a towel and some warm clothes for afterwards. 1 day €30, 5 days €100

Gold Panning in Avoca Wicklow Saturdays
gold-panning-avocasmallTry your luck at finding gold in the gorgeous hills of Avoca with Avoca Tours. We can promise lots of fun, beautiful landscapes, a great guide, lots of camaraderie and, maybe, a little bit of gold….
All you need is your enthusiasm! Every Saturday at 10am.  Approximately 2-3 hours. Family Ticket (2 adults 2 children) €60

 Boyne Valley Food Series Foraging Walk & Picnic 2 August
family forage and picnic
Join Kate of Meath EcoTours on a foraging foray at Girley Bog Natural Heritage Area and learn about edible plants & flowers. Discover what plant families are safe to eat and which to avoid, and get recipes and resources for further foraging. Includes a tasty picnic with samples of foraged foods.

Wild Food Summer School Aug 8,9,10
wild food summer school irelandThis three day Summer School with Mary White of Blackstairs EcoTrails will appeal to foodies,foragers, food bloggers, chefs and all those interested in our natural environment.
Speakers include Biddy White Lennon, Author & Forager; Paddy Woodworth Irish Times columnist & Author;Philip McCabe on Bees; Mary Mulvey – Eco Tourism; John Gibbons on Climate Change & Georgina Campbell

Whiskey Tour and Glamping- Slane Bank Holiday Mon Aug 4
rock-farm-slaneThis is the first season of walking tours on the Slane Castle estate and in celebration this tour will be given by Alexander Mount Charles focussing on the production of whiskey from the barley trials at Rock Farm to the distillery project at Slane Castle for a tasting of Irish whiskeys.
The tour includes:

  • A tour of the castle, the Slane Castle Distillery project and a professional whiskey tasting.
  • An introduction to whiskey production, barley growing and organic farming.

The tour will be hosted by Alexander Mount Charles organic farmer and distillery owner. €55 pp
Glamping available on-site

Bushcraft Canoe and Camp with Into The Wild
wild camping irelandGet back to basics with Frank and the team with our: “Into the wild” survival and canoeing trips.
We SHOW you how to survive in the wild in an enjoyable atmosphere that is what “Into the wild” is about!!
Price for 2 full days / 48 hours €115 per person
Into The Wild also Do Teen Tribal Treks – Contact Us for details
Email Frank for details here >>

Family Friendly Mushroom Hunt – Galway 4 Oct
slippery-jacksLearn all about wild mushrooms in the beautiful woods of Kylebrack.
During this one day workshop, qualified experts will show you where mushrooms grow, why they grow there and how to distinguish the edible from the inedible.
The Great Mushroom Forage with Robert & Mary White

  • Saturday 4th October 2014
  • 11am – 4:30pm
  • Adults: €65pp
  • €15 per child over 12 years

Why not make a weekend of it and book into one of our Eco Bedrooms or Eco Cabins…

Seaweed Safaris – Clare, Avail Daily
seaweed foraging irelandDuring the safari you will learn about the many seaweeds the Atlantic Coastline has to offer.
You will be shown how to identify and harvest the seaweeds by hand like our ancestors would have done. You will learn about the Nutritional Benefits of the edible seaweeds along the with the Cosmetic and Horticultural benefits.
You will also be treated to Sea Veg tasting at the Wild Irish Sea Veg Company!
€15 per adult – €5 Children
Group of 10 or more is €10pp and kids free.

Bundoran Surf Co
learn to surfSurfing is a great sport to be enjoyed by people of all ages and fitness levels. It is a great way to pick up a new sport or even just an excuse to get into the great outdoors.
Beginner lessons take place in waist deep water so don’t worry if you aren’t confident in the water. Our Surf School is approved by the Irish Surfing Association, all lessons are fully insured and all instructors are qualified beach lifeguards.

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