Foraging, Walking, Hiking, with Blackstairs Eco Trails

Mary White hiking on the Barrow Track in Carlow Photo: Tony Maher

Mary White hiking on the Barrow Track in Carlow Photo: Tony Maher

Want to discover the secret life of the Blackstairs Mountains in County Carlow, Ireland? Want to know more about birds, flora, fungi, mammals and butterflies of the Blackstairs mountains and the River Barrow? We’ll lead you on an unhurried, relaxing eco walk – low hills to no hills!

We run Eco Trails, Guided Hikes, Workshops, Foraging, The Foraging Hen Events – Elegant Hen Parties for Elegant Brides,  the Celtic Tree Experience -learn about the Nobles of the woods, the Ogham alphabet and why the Celts worshipped their trees ,School Visits Childrens’ Trails and Fun in the Wild!

If you would like us to travel to you to give a talk, seminar, field trip or workshop in your area on Climate Change, GMO’S, Foraging, Fungi, Sustainability or biodiversity, please contact us.

Heritage_logo_small_100Mary White is one of the Heritage Council’s Heritage Experts. Schools can book a visit by logging onto www.heritageinschools.ie

Gift Vouchers for Christmas 2017.

Give that special person the gift of the Blackstairs
Walking, Eco Trails or Workshop Vouchers
Keep it Wild This Christmas!

Christmas gift voucher Blackstairs Eco Trails

Edible Christmas Gifts Workshop

13th November 2016 10.30 am-4pm

Have fun making delicious edible Christmas Gifts.

See Event Calendar for further details

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ECO TOURISM

We are Delighted to have been Awarded Gold Certification from Eco Tourism Ireland in 2014. We support the principles of Eco Tourism and our colleagues in the sector who run Eco Tourism businesses. We are also delighted to  adopt Friends of the Earth Ireland as our registered charity. Information on Friends of the Earth is in our Eco Centre at The Barn, Killedmond.

Please see our dedicated Ecotourism Tab on the Home  Page for our policies , Eco Tourism initiatives

and a contact list for our colleagues in the Eco Tourism business.

 

CLICK HERE: EVENT CALENDAR FOR BLACKSTAIRS ECO TRAILS 2016

Alternative Hen Parties

Thinking about your Hen Party? We have a really lovely day planned for you. Check out our Foraging Hen Page for details. Now rated as one of the top Hen Foodie Parties in Ireland! It’s  unusual , it’s a Hen Party to crow about!

No fowl moods at our Hen Parties !

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The Barn at The Old Rectory

The Barn at The Old Rectory is now ready for your event. It is in a completely secluded and private setting. It has the highest Eco credentials and is surrounded by a stream, Water garden, Rose Garden and  wild meadows. Click here for more details.

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CLICK HERE TO VISIT OUR GALLERY

We have some great workshops and walks for 2017

OPENING HOURS & DAYS 2017  

House and Gardens open to the Public on the selected days.
Fee €10   –    OAP/ Students €6- Children Free

 

March

18 March – 24th March       Saturday – Friday         9am-1pm

27th March – 28th March    Monday- Tuesday        9am-1pm

May

3rd May  –  7th May             Wednesday-Saturday   9am.1pm

20th May – 23rd May        Saturday – Tuesday       9am-1pm

June

10th June – 13th June          Saturday – Tuesday      9am-1pm

24th June- 26th June           Saturday- Monday         9am-1pm

July

1st July – 6th July             Saturday-Thursday           9am-1pm

15th July-19th July          Saturday-Wednesday        9am-1pm

21st July-24th July           Friday-Monday                   9am-1pm

August

8th August -11th August   Tuesday-Friday                   9am-1pm

19th August-27th August  Friday-Sunday                    9am-1pm

September

6th Sept -8th Sept        Wednesday-Friday                 9am-1pm

19th Sept-22nd Sept   Tuesday-Friday                          9am-1p

October  

11th Oct.-13th Oct. Wednesday-Friday 9AM-1PM