A New Year ,New Events, New Trails, New Workshops

It’s all go here at Blackstairs Ecotrails as we salute the New Year and plan our calendar of events for you. I hope it’s a  Happy and Healthy New Year and that you will be able to get out into the great outdoors in this unique little corner in the South East of Ireland, tucked under the Blackstairs and close to the marvellous River Barrow.

This is what we have planned for you up to the  middle of April

Saturday February  23rd at 12 Noon  – End at 4 pm

FIND IT, PICK IT, COOK IT, EAT IT!

1st Foraging Workshop of 2013 . We will lead you on a dazzling food for free adventure deep into the woods to discover dainty salad leaves, wild garlic, emerging edible shoots and lots, lots more.

Workshop suitable for for wild food enthusiasts, foragers and lovers of the great outdoors.

Price €45 which includes  refreshments at  the start and a delicious Afternoon Tea after our forage.

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Saturday March 2nd at 12 Noon – End at 4 pm

WATCHING OUR WOODS WAKE UP

A  leisurely stroll through beautiful broadleaf woods watching for the signs of Spring, leaf shoots, buds, bird song, animal activity  mosses, lichens and lots lots more.

Price €45 which includes refreshments at the start and a delicious Afternoon Tea after our walk.

Suitable for children. Well behaved dogs on leads welcome. Children €5.

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Saturday March 16th at 12 Noon – End 4pm

GET TO KNOW YOUR IRISH BIRDS

We will take you on a stroll through the foothills of the Blackstairs showing you where our Irish birds nest, their song and habitat.

This walk suitable for  all interested in the environment, primary schoolteachers and visitors to our area.

Price €45 which includes refreshments at the start and a delicious Afternoon Tea after our walk. Children €5

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Saturday 23rd March at 12 Noon – End 4 pm
WILD FLOWERS AND HERBAL SECRETS
A walk along green roads with moss-covered granite walls and tumbling mountain rivers. On our walk  we will help you identify wild flowers, and tell you about the powerful secrets of our wild herbs.
This walk suitable for lovers of botany, those with an interest in wild flowers and herbs and herbal students. Also suitable for primary school teachers and visitors.
Price €45 which includes refreshments at the start and a delicious afternoon tea after our walk
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Saturday 30th March at 12 Noon – End 4 pm

FIND IT PICK IT, COOK IT EAT IT!

2nd Foraging Workshop. On this walk we will discover lots of edible plants, leaves and delicacies as Spring advances though the Blackstairs and the Barrow Valley area. We will pick what we can , bring all back to Killedmond, cook it up and then eat it. Delicious!

This workshop suitable for foodies, primary school teachers, survive in the wild enthusiasts and  all who are interested in food for free.

Price €45 which includes refreshments at the start and a delicious afternoon tea after our walk.

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Saturday April 6th at 12 Noon – End 4 pm

Survive in the Wild! Family Day out!

On our walk we will teach you how to survive in the wild by eating safe wild food. Delicious greens, garlic,  salads and lots more. Suitable for a family day out, children over 8 , primary school teachers and wannabe Crocodile Dundees!

Price €45 which includes refreshments at the start and a delicious afternoon tea after our walk. Children €5.

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Saturday April 13th at 12 Noon – End 4pm

Celtic Trees – Lore and Mythology

We will show you some magnificent ancient Irish trees, talk about our indigenous species, their lore and mythology. We will  talk about the Celtic Tree Alphabet and learn more about the myths of trees in Irish History.

This walk suitable for lovers of trees, woods and their lore. Also for primary school teachers, visitors and all interested in our Celtic past.

Price €45 which includes refreshments at the start and a delicious afternoon tea after our walk.

Suitable for children. Children €5

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Our regular walks   every Monday, Wednesday and Saturdays( outside the above date)s all €35. Includes Afternoon Tea at end of all walks.

Well behaved dogs on leads welcome.

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