Foraging for free in County Fermanagh this September 2016

Join Forage Ireland and Fermanagh and Omagh District Council at two unique walks to forage for the natural wonders growing on the shores of Lough Erne.  We will explore the bounty that our lough side habitats support at Devenish Partnership Nature Reserve on Saturday 3rd September at 2pm and in Castle Archdale Country Park on Sunday 4th September 2016, also at 2pm.

This fun foray led by Dermot Hughes, expert in all things wild, will teach you about the wild food growing in our midst and the array of wildflowers and native trees that make Lough Erne their home.  Dermot’s expertise goes beyond identifying and picking wild food, he has a wealth of tips and knowledge on how to prepare and cook them too.  So come along with plenty of questions, a camera and notebook!

These free guided walks are part of an initiative funded by Waterways Ireland Heritage Grants Programme and Fermanagh and Omagh District Council to raise awareness of what biodiversity lurks along the shores of Lough Erne.  Helping to deliver both the Waterways Ireland Heritage Plan and Fermanagh and Omagh Local Biodiversity Action Plan, these walks will be followed up with small wildlife improvement projects with local communities in several parks around Lough Erne.

To book a limited place at either walk (first come first served), please contact Julie Corry, Biodiversity Officer at 03003031777 or by email on  You will receive further information on meeting points etc.  If you would like to find out more about biodiversity and free events similar to these in the Fermanagh and Omagh district area, please also contact the biodiversity officer.Foraging events in Enniskillen 2016 poster