Want to forage seaweed? These free events will interest you.

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

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1. Walking in the footsteps of Ellen Hutchins: Whiddy Island seaweed event

Location: Bank House, Whiddy Island

County/Area: Cork County

Date: 21st August 11:30 AM to 13:30 PM


2. Seaweed Foraging

Location: Renvyle Beach Car Park

County/Area: Galway County

Date: 21st August 14:00 PM to 15:30 PM


3. Wild Seashore Foraging

Location: Famine Garden Blacksod

County/Area: Mayo

Date: 24th August 14:00 PM to 16:00 PM

About the Author

Daniel Farrell
Interested in all things on the Irish coast and sharing the best of it. // Email: Daniel@coastmonkey.ie // Follow on Twitter: @DanielsSeaViews