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28th Jun 2023
to 30th Jun 2023

Age Range

The Burren College of Art

Newtown Castle

Foraging Walk and Feast

This project is designed to introduce people to the culinary delights of the shore - seaweed, sea plants and shellfish, culminating in a foraged dinner which will be ‘designed’ by the participants, who will be invited to be as inventive as they can be with the food they gather.

The project is also designed to educate participants on the rich foraging and oyster-growing history of the Burren bay where the foraging will take place, the ethics of foraging, and how a
community group are bringing the endangered native oyster back to the bay.
Participants will gain a basic knowledge of shoreline foraging, its importance to our forefathers, the history of the bays of The Burren, and the culinary possibilities of foraged shoreline food.

Three two-hour long shore walks will be held on 28th , 29th and 30th June, followed by a cook-and-eat evening on Friday 30th June which will be open to all participants and members of the

The walks will be from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm each day, on the final day a foraging cooking workshop will be held from 2:00 - 4:00 pm followed by an opportunity to dine on the finished meals from 5:00 - 9:00 pm. 

Students from the Burren College of Art are invited to attend the foraging walks while the cook and eat events are open to the public. To book a place at the cook-and-eat event contact the Burren College of Art by email

Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.

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