As part of the Féile na Bealtaine festival 2023, Re-discover the ancient art of foraging. Bealtaine is one of those ancient turning points of the calendar. The time we decorate our May Bush, the time that cattle were traditionally driven to higher mountain Booley pastures. It’s also a beautiful time of the year to learn about foraging and how to re-connect with our ancient past. It all sits within the story of Slieve Gullion, Land of Mountain, Myth and Legend.
Join us to learn about edible ‘weeds’ and medicinal wild plants once used by our ancestors at Slieve Gullion’s foot. Spring foraging is one of the highlights of the foraging calendar.
Spring is a lovely time of the year to forage with new growth bursting from the hedgerows and delicate greens popping up for a new season.
Join Brian from Mountain Ways Ireland on his farm. He is a wild food enthusiast and will introduce you to this fascinating world. To most people, the hedgerow is one green mass but after this event, you’ll see it very differently.
After a short introduction to the ancient art of ‘gathering’, you set off on foot to meet the plants. This slow-paced guided walk allows you to get back in touch with deep ancestral skills. This is what our forefathers did on a daily basis and rich folklore goes hand in hand.
The species-rich hill farm is set in the spectacular Ring of Gullion landscape. It’s the perfect setting to slow down and tune in with nature. When you meet and gather wild plants here, it’s like stepping back in time. In a small way, you can experience life as your ancestors did for thousands of years.
To book go to https://www.mountainwaysireland.com/foraging-in-the-foothills-tickets/
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