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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


There is something deeply satisfying about going into a beautiful wood looking for wild mushrooms .The combination of  trees, undergrowth and stillness combined with  the thrill of discovering some  delicious edible fungi or getting to know some of the fantastic varieties that live in our broadleaf or coniferous woods appeals to  us. Whether it is


On Saturday July 27th  we are having one of our regular Hikes through the hills to lovely deserted valleys with cool mountain streams.   Blackstairs Mountains Here's the deal. We will meet at Killedmond at 12 for light refreshments then off we go to the unspoiled wilderness areas of the Blackstairs. We will

Tuesday January 1st 2013 – New Year's Day Walk In The Blackstairs

2012 is winding down. Over the last few weeks we have had some very peculiar weather. Heavy rain and gales, hard frost with snow on the Blackstairs and in between, gorgeous sunny days with blue skies. Great days for walking and watching what is happening here in South Carlow. It 's the little things that matter. Flocks of Long Tailed Tits moving

A Long Winter's Nap

We have had a terrific frost here in Killedmond. The sun is just coming up over the Blackstairs and  the colour of the Beech, Oaks and Walnut are magnificent. But some of our more fragile creatures are not interested in scuffing leaves along a path or saying to themselves how lovely the colours are. They are

Autumnal Recipes

I thought I had put up some of these recipes before, so I apologise for the late posting. Here are a few that I have used many, many times and they are all  very good and have turned out exceptionally well. My favourites are the Sloe Gin and the Elderberry Crumble.  You can  mix  the elderberries

Fungi Sunday October 16th

On October 16th we are having our second Fungi Forage in the Blackstairs. Our last weekend in September  was packed with expert information from our friend Jonathan Spazzi ,a professional mycologist and  as some of our  ecotrailers could not come that day, we are lucky to have Jonathan again on October 16th for one day only. Since our last