16 06, 2016
  • Blue Shepherds hut, Carlow, Ireland, Blackstaris Eco Trails

Romantic Shepherds Huts

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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

31 05, 2016

Beech Leaf Gin

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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

17 09, 2015

Wild Food Summer School

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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

27 05, 2015

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

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  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

25 05, 2015

Wexford Food Festival Foraging Recipes

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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