I am writing this as the sky darkens, birds fall silent and it looks like night time here in the Blackstairs. March 20th, the morning of the partial solar eclipse. It does look peculiar out there! However despite the darkness we are kicking off our Spring season with lots of events here at our Eco […]
2015! It has a nice new ring to it. New possibilities, new adventures and for us here at Blackstairs Ecotrails lots of new workshops and events for you to discover. We started Blackstairs EcoTrails in 2011, so this is our fourth year in business. For those of you who don’t know much about us we […]
It’s a beautiful frosty morning here in the Blackstairs. The bird table is stuffed with a pre -Christmas feast of cooked potatoes, peanuts, a little left over cabbage and a few old mouldy bits of cheese found in the darkest recesses of the fridge. A happy bunch of Blue Tits, Great Tits, Coal its, a […]
About Winter Herbal & Culinary Larder workshop
A hands on workshop to stock up your larder with herbal tonics, salves and creams to keep you fighting fit for winter. Jacquie Burgess our Master Herbalist will ensure our wellness and preparedness for winter.We will also cook up some delicious treats EG Sloe Gin,Rowan Berry Schnapps,Turkish Delight and […]
Ten things I loved about The Blackstairs Eco Trail’s Summer School
Autumn has always been my favourite season, with that golden sun that burrows beneath the skin to leave enough glow to last the winter – the same sun that ripens the fruits of the hedgerows and jolts those enigmatic mushrooms into springing forth. Although I […]
We have a couple of workshops coming up in the next few weeks to coincide with Autumn foraging and dare I say it, a Edible Christmas Gifts workshop. Here are the dates for your diary.
October 18th a Find It, Pick it, Cook it, Eat it Workshop
November 15th our Edible Christmas Gifts Workshop.
November 16th a great […]
I had breakfast outside this morning with the sun high overhead in an extraordinarily blue sky. Fresh strawberries from the garden, warm brown bread from the oven and a big pot of tea! Bliss. Yes I’m trying to whet your appetite for our Summer School.
We have a great line up of speakers- see details on […]
We have been working away here in the Blackstairs on a very exciting project. The first Wild Food Summer School which we believe is a first in Ireland. In August we will have three days of foraging, debate, cook ups, great talks and on the final day a Tapas style Sunday lunch of foraged food […]
An information day on this incredible pilgrimage route.
Next Saturday we are hosting our inaugural Walk the Camino Day. Lots of people who walk with us are interested in walking the Camino and have asked us for tips and advice, so we decided to share out experience of walking the incredible road to Santiago de Compostela. […]