If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about seaweeds and seashore foraging, you got a great opportunity this National Heritage Week (20th – 28th August). There are three interesting events taking place along the west coast that will definitely appeal to you.
On Sunday in Cork, explore the seaweeds on the shores of Whiddy Island with Dr Susan Steele as you follow in the footsteps of Irish botanist Ellen Hutchins who collected, identified and drew specimens in the early 1800s. Also on Sunday, up in Galway, foraging for those looking to add seaweed to their diet and then on Wednesday (24th) in Mayo, go foraging for seaweeds and also edible herbs that grow along our seashore.
Check out the events below for more information
Location: Bank House, Whiddy Island
County/Area: Cork County
Date: 21st August 11:30 AM to 13:30 PM
Location: Renvyle Beach Car Park
County/Area: Galway County
Date: 21st August 14:00 PM to 15:30 PM
Location: Famine Garden Blacksod
Date: 24th August 14:00 PM to 16:00 PM