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Eco Tour of Ireland Day 10 Part 2

A Visit to Gortbrac Organic Farm & Eco Cabins Tralee

Like magic, the rain disappeared after I left Tralee Bay Wetlands and I found myself arriving (very easily – thanks again to my trusty Smartphone companion Google Maps) at a quaint little sign for Gortbrac Organic Farm.
Gortbrac Organic Farm is much more than an Organic farm. Owned, Created (literally) and Managed by Ian and Eileen Mc Grigor – with help from Cathy Eastman :), Gortbrac Organic Farm offer comfortable private Eco Accommodation and lot’s of really cool and interesting workshops and events throughout the year. 
Workshops held here include Mushroom Foraging, Natural Cosmetics, Seaweed Foraging, Biodiversity, Woodland Management, Coppicing and oh so much more!
Ian’s background is in biodiversity and education so he can put together a customised grow plan for your school, club, business or private area based on working with what already exists and the introduction of suitable native species.
Accommodation is available and eco friendly with two eco cabins available for rent both utilising best sustainable practices yet having a bit of luxury ( regular loos anyone?) thrown in for good measure!
I really enjoyed my visit here and plan to head back very soon – for the seaweed forage if I can get out of a pre arranged date!
For contact details on how to contact Gortbrac Organic Farm online visit their profile page here >>
Listen to our EcoTour Audio with Ian here:

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Mushroom Hunting Ireland

Hunting for Mushrooms with Mary

Hunting for wild mushrooms is one of the great joys of life, however it is important to be 100% sure of what your collecting thus identifying edible mushrooms is an important skill to have.
Mushroom expert Mary White is hosting two wild mushroom events in the coming weeks in the lovely woods of the Blackstairs, one on Saturday September 28th and then on Saturday October 5th.
Boletus Edulis
Cost per person is €50 per person plus €5 booking fee which includes all snacks, refreshments and a delicious organic lunch plus the opportunity to learn the names of some of our commonest mushrooms .
Hopefully we will find some edibles, Ceps and Chanterelles which we will cook up after our Mushroom Hunt .
Please bring a basket, boots and a coat in case the weather is cold or wet.
As this is one of our most popular events, please do book in good time as places are limited.
To book this event Visit our Booking Page here >>