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  • Blue Mountain Hut 2

Romantic Shepherds Huts for Cozy Autumn Breaks

We are gearing up for Autumn at Blackstairs Ecotrails; great foraging days in the hills picking berries, fruits and fungi. Indoors,  warm log fires and  wood stoves to keep our guests snug in the Eco Centre and if you are staying with us, comfy, cozy Shepherds Huts.                    "Shepherds

  • hen31

Foraging Hen Parties

Summer is the time for weddings and the time  to think, of how to give the Bride To Be ,the best possible send off from her friends.At Blackstairs Ecotrails we have a lovely, fun filled, wild day planned . This is what we do. We start the day ( 11 0 clock) with  a champagne

  • Blue Shepherds hut, Carlow, Ireland, Blackstaris Eco Trails

Romantic Shepherds Huts

We are growing the Blackstairs family and now have two romantic Shepherds Huts for visitors to stay in. Blue Mountain Hut and Green Mountain Hut are tucked away in a lovely wooded corner of our grounds.         All you will hear is the soft cooing of pigeons or the rustle of leaves or you

  • Emily & Leaf

Beech Leaf Gin

If you want to make a truly amazing drink, well this is it! But hurry because you need to do it while the Beech leaves are so young and tender that you can almost see through them. If they look a bit tough seek out some beech trees higher up  near a hill or a


Foraging Recipes for April and May

We have been busy with foraging workshops over the last few weeks and I promised to put up some seasonal recipes for you. So here we go! Always remember that if in any doubt  with a plant, flower,berry or fungi, please seek expert advice before you cook up!. The recipes  here are all very simple

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2016 Events at the Barn

With the clocks going back at the weekend, we know that the year is winding down, so it is time to look forward to 2016! We are planning lots of events for the coming year and we will also be highlighting our amazing Eco Centre which is suitable for so many different types of events

Wild Food Summer School

It's Wednesday evening, just three days since  our 2015 Wild Food Summer School ended. We had three days of foraging, talks, film, demonstrations, wild food cooked by extraordinary chefs and the brilliant and one and only Miles Irving who was with us for the weekend, sharing his passion and love of foraging and how we

Wild Food Summer School September 11th, 12th, 13th September 2015

  We are delighted to announce the draft programme for our  second Wild Food Summer School in September. We have changed the format this year with lots of new additions. More foraging, more great speakers, films, music,  Artisan Food stalls, Cheese making and  events for children. We also have a retrofitted ambulance  giving workshops on

Midsummer Ecotrail

We are having one of our  Eco Trails on June 20th, a very special Mid Summer Walk. We will listen for cuckoos singing in the woods, keep an eye out for Red Squirrels and watch the magical luminous colours of Dragonflies on the edges of ponds and rivers. We will try and see as many

Wexford Food Festival Foraging Recipes

I promised I would put up the recipes we talked about on our  Foraging Walks on Saturday and Sunday during the Wexford Food Festival.  If you are really interested in doing some more foraging yourselves, get a good  Flower Book and start to enjoy the amazing world of wild herbs, flowers, berries and nuts.  Or