The walks are generally held at various locations from Garnish Strand to places like Tousist Strand to help you learn how to identify, forage and use some of the many seaweeds that grow along in abundance on the Atlantic coastline.
The walks are leisurely along rocky shorelines with lots of stopping breaks generally in low tide.
Items to bring on the walks with you:
- Suitable clothing – waterproof footwear (wellies) , hat, rain/wind protection and/or sun protection.
- A camera to take pictures of the seaweed we are foraging.
- A pen and notebook for observations and notes.
- A pair of sharp scissors and a basket or a bag if you are going to take your foraging home.
If foraging for yourself, please be aware of the tides! A good low tide is a good starting point. A red tide can lead to illness so please be careful. Red tides are not necessarily red and are actually harmful algal blooms or HABs. Before you go foraging check out http://marine.ie/habs where you can check the biotoxin report to see if there is a red tide in your area.