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Ballynahinch Castle Hotel is hosting a foraging weekend

A crash course in wild food - Connemara style.


If you’re interested in the intriguing world of foraging, here’s your chance to learn straight from the experts.

The beautiful Ballynahinch Castle Hotel in Connemara is running a wild food foraging weekend on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th of March 2020.

Brian Gannon of Wild Foods Galway will bring guests on a two-hour forage along the seashore on the Saturday morning. A foraging expert, Brian will share his knowledge of the local area and the array of edible sea vegetables and seaweeds it is home to. There will be a chance to taste some of the produce over a packed lunch too.

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On Sunday morning, Ballynahinch Castle’s chef Alan McArdle will take over, bringing guests through the estate’s woodlands and riverside on the hunt for edible plants, berries and mushrooms. Then it’s on to the walled garden where fruits, herbs and vegetables are grown throughout the year and used in the Owenmore, the Fishermans Pub and Ranji Room at Ballynahinch.

The wild food foraging weekend takes place on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th March. Priced at €345 per person sharing, it comprises two nights bed and breakfast, dinner on one night in the Owenmore restaurant, two half-days foraging, with a Saturday picnic lunch and Sunday lunch in the Fishermans Pub.

For more info go to Ballynahinchcastle.com