A unique foraging event in Ferns on Sunday, April 9th from 10am – 12.30pm.

Exploring the hidden history of our weeds, trees and wild plants. Lorraine from Gallivanting.ie will peel back the layers and reveal what the monks and residents would have foraged in the medieval period.

The main focus of the forage will be in the Cathedral graveyard – what looks like a graveyard surrounded by stone walls is actually a medieval pantry, with plants used by monks and residents in the medieval period for nourishment and to treat injuries and illnesses and they’re still available to us today!

After the forage, we’ll go back to the Medieval Ferns Experience where Lorraine will give a demonstration on medieval herb butter – and if you bring a small block of butter, you can actually make your own too. And before you leave – Lorraine will gift a bottle of Sparkling Nettle Drink and a jar of Wild Garlic Pesto from the local brand WildAbout.

And that’s not all, the event organisers – the Ferns Heritage Project – have arranged 2 fabulous After Dinner Box food hampers as prizes to be won on the day.

The event is at a special rate of €10pp thanks to the support of the Ancient Connections project. Meet up at 10am at the Medieval Ferns Experience, Upper Main St., Ferns Y21VW29.

To book a place at the forage and demo, you can drop in to the Medieval Ferns Experience or email: [email protected].