The workshop takes place on Barrtra Beach, 3 miles from Lahinch on the Miltown Malbay Road. Please go directly to the meeting point, Barrtra Seafood Restaurant, Miltown Malbay without stopping by Irish Seed Savers..
Join us for a fully immersive wild food experience, where you will
learn about the wonderful variety of seaweeds along our coast, how they grow,
best harvesting times and the history of seaweed harvesting in the area.You
will learn how to identify and sustainably harvest seaweed, and learn about the
many ways to use it in every day life, from fertiliser for the garden, bathing
and the many amazing ways to prepare and use it in our diets.
We will then go to the Wild Kitchen around the corner, for a wild
food /seaweed lunch. Participants will learn how to prepare and dry seaweed and
make three dishes from it including Dashi which is a wonderful seaweed stock,
Organic Vegetable and Dilisk Kimchi and Seaweed and kale crisps. Participants
can take home seaweed dishes, seaweed for drying and recipes/handouts.
Meeting point Barrtra Seafood Restaurant, Miltown Malbay at 9.45am
for registration, an introduction to the day and a safety talk.. Directions
coming from Lahinch. Go through the town and out the Miltown Malbay road for
approx 3 miles. There is a sign for the restaurant to the right and it's down a
lane-way, we will meet at the car-park, where it's safe to leave cars.
Latitude: 52º54.673'N Longitude: 9º21.485'W
Participants need non-slip footwear/old runners/sun-cream and rain coat.
Bag/basket or bucket for harvesting seaweed. Sharp scissors. Bring a camera for
the beautiful scenery and the family of wild seals.
You can book courses online or you can telephone us on 061 921866 or 921856.
Material cost: €10 (includes lunch)
Bookings & Information
Course prices: €70 per course
10% discount for supportersCourses are suitable for adults only.
For safety, children under 18 years are not permitted at the workshops.
Lunch & Refreshments
The Seed Savers Café will be open on each course day for lunch, serving soup, tea and coffee, and homemade cakes. The Café is vegetarian and uses organic ingredients from the gardens and orchards whenever possible.