Discover Coastal Foraging At Dundrum Bay

Discover delicious wild food along the coast by joining Ulster Wildlife and Forage Ireland on Friday 31 August for a coastal foraging walk at Dundrum Bay, Co. Down.

Forage Ireland’s Dermot Hughes will lead us to find out how to harvest wild food sustainably, what’s good to eat and what isn’t, and learn more about the wildlife of our rugged, but accessible, shores.

Join Ulster Wildlife for a coastal foraging walk on Friday 31 August at Dundrum Bay.

Dave Wall, Living Seas Officer with Ulster Wildlife, said: “Many people in Northern Ireland have tried foods that can be foraged along our coasts, such as mussels and dulse, but there are plenty more delicious plants, seaweeds and animals to be found. A lot of foods can easily be foraged sustainably, providing tasty, healthy meals without harming our coastal ecosystems.

“The foraging workshop will involve a guided walk along the shoreline to collect wild food and learn more about the local wildlife. Participants will then cook some of the food, followed by a tasting session. Edible finds will likely include leafy greens such as sea beet, a variety of seaweeds, and some shellfish.

“The event will run from 10.30am to 1.30pm and costs £10 per person.

“Book and pay online at:

“Please check THE forecast beforehand and dress suitably for outdoors and the weather. Walking boots/wellingtons/sturdy shoes are recommended for walking on rocky, muddy and slippy surfaces.”

Meet at Carpark on Dundrum Road (opposite the church), Dundrum, Co. Down, BT33 0WA.

Ulster Wildlife is working with communities all over Northern Ireland to help them protect and promote their local coastal wildlife.

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