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In Pictures: Foraging Ramble at Roundwood House

On a bright and sunny Autumn afternoon recently, Laois PPN were delighted to hold a “Foraging Ramble at Roundwood House”. 

PPN Member Groups rambled through the grounds of Roundwood House, Mountrath, and discovered the wild treasures Ireland has to offer in Autumn with wild food expert Mary Bulfin aka “Wild Food Mary”.

Roundwood House is surrounded by native Irish woodland. Attendees followed the meandering path of the Perimeter Walk around the grounds and enjoy their little patch of this unique ecosystem while foraging with Wild Food Mary.

Attendees were delighted to learn from Mary about hedgerow herbals, fungi forays, wild edibles and natural remedies that are there to be foraged and enjoyed. 

Dan Bergin, Laois PPN Resource Worker said “Thanks to Mary for showing our PPN Members how they could pick a hedgerow, a field or a wood in their locality and enjoy the bounty that nature has to offer.

The day finished with a packed lunch of locally sourced goodies supplied by Mary.

Laois PPN consists of 600+ Member Groups from the Community, Social Inclusion and Environmental Pillars. A

ll groups registered with Laois PPN are given the opportunity to attend Laois PPN events. Any group wishing to join Laois PPN can do so by completing the application on the Laois PPN website www.laoisppn.ie. 

Rachel Fitzpatrick and Ann Talbot
Maureen Culleton enjoying the Laois P.P.N Foraging Workshop with Wild Food Mary at Roundwood House Photo Denis Byrne
Pictured are Mary Bulfin (Wild Food Mary) and Ailish Keane, Laois P.P.N at the Foraging Workshop held at Roundwood House Photo Denis Byrne
Photo Denis Byrne

Walkers pass beneath a Great Oak at Roundwood House on Sunday Photo Denis Byrne
Pictured at Roundwood House for the Laois P.P.N Foraging Workshop were Kathleen Kennedy and Valerie Hancock

Liam Dowling attending the Laois P.P.N Foraging Workshop at Roundwood House Photo Denis Byrne
Mary Bulfin, (Wild Mary) with a King Alfred Cake

Mary Bulfin, (Wild Food Mary) explaining the many benefits of the varied fungi to be found in Ireland Photos: Denis Byrne

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