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BlackStairs EcoTrails

BlackStairs EcoTrails Foraging and Guided Walks Carlow

Want to discover the secret life of the Blackstairs Mountains in County Carlow, Ireland? Want to know more about birds, flora, fungi, mammals and butterflies of the Blackstairs mountains and the River Barrow?
BlackStairs EcoTrails run Eco Trails, Guided Hikes, Workshops, Foraging, The Foraging Hen Events – Elegant Hen Parties for Elegant Brides, Teachers Courses, School Visits Childrens Trails and Fun in the Wild!
Blackstairs Eco Trails is a formal partner of Leave No Trace Ireland.
Tel Mary White: +353 (0)59 9773184 / +353 (0)87 270 71 89
Twitter: @whiteecotrails
Facebook: /blackstairsecotrails

Family Fun Foraging Day Carlow

A Fun Foraging Day for Families.

foraging dayThis family foraging day 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.
A relaxing day in the wilds looking for wild safe foods including fungi, fruits, nuts and berries. Suitable for all the family. Learn how to make Beech Leaf liqueur, Sorrel Tabbouleh and find wild greens for salads. Turn your hand to making Wild Garlic Pesto and delicious salads from the wild.
Price: €75 per adult. Children under 12 Free. Over 12 €10
Sunday August 17th

Wild Herb Workshops Carlow

Wild Herbal Workshops

This year we will have 5 great Wild Herbal Workshops.
Learn about wild herbs, their uses in medicine, cooking and in cosmetics. Forage for these wonders of nature in lovely green lanes, meadows and byways and after a delicious organic lunch guests will turn their wild herbs into culinary delights, cosmetic uses and natural remedies.
We will have a fully qualified herbalist with us, to discuss the medicinal aspects of herbs.
Delicious treats and herbal teas will be part of a goody bag to take home.


  • Saturday March 29th,
  • Saturday April 26th,
  • Saturday May 31st,
  • Saturday June 28th,
  • Saturday July 26th.

Please note that a Minimum number 5 bookings is required for an event to go ahead. 
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Wild Christmas Gifts Foraging

Wild Christmas Gifts Foraging Event

Coming 16th November:
An exclusive ‘Wild Christmas Gifts Foraging Event’ on Saturday 16th November where you will get to forage for and then make your very own Sloe gin, Chestnut Stuffing, Rosehip Jelly and more!
Perfect for Xmas gifts.
This is what we will do:
We will forage for Sloes, Sweet Chestnuts, Rose Hips and more. We will then make delicious Sloe Gin, Rose Hip Jelly, Chestnut Stuffing and you will go home with wild foods to make your own Incredible Edible Gifts for Christmas , in your own kitchen.

  • Date November 16th
  • Time 10.30- 4pm
  • Cost €95

This is an 8 person only workshop .
We suggest you bring the following:
Strong gloves for picking Sloes and Sweet Chestnuts, boots, warm clothing, apron if they wish, small tubs to bring goodies home in!
A hands on foraging and cooking workshop ideally suited for people who want to know more about safe wild foods, people who want to make wild edible Christmas presents and who will go home with samples, recipes and much more besides.
The cost includes all Teas and Coffees , a delicious organic lunch and home made cookies.
Places are limited to 8 however if we get enough people wanting to book we will hold another event to accommodate same.
Meet The Old Rectory, Killedmond, Borris, Co. Carlow at 10.00.
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