Official tourism website for Mourne Mountains and Ring of Gullion
En

Spring Greens – Forage, Ferment and Feast

11a Cloughinny Road, Forkhill, Newry, Armagh, BT35 9RY
Foraged Food Slieve Gullion

About

We invite you to come and spend a day immersed in nature and wild food, in the beautiful Slieve Gullion landscape. This is a deep dive into the world of foraging spring greens and learning how to process and store this seasonal abundance particularly using the art of fermentation.

Expect a full hands on Day – after a foraging walk, we will create some wild ferments for you to take home. Depending on what is available – we may use nettle, ground elder, wild garlic or dandelion to infuse into more traditional sauerkrauts.

We will also add an exotic touch and create our very own kimchis.
INCLUDED IN YOUR DAY
LEARN:

How to safely identify and process nutritious wild spring greens.
The science and history behind fermented foods.
Immune boosting super food for the gut microbiome that also tastes great!
Safe techniques to make your own.
Ideas of how to incorporate it all into your everyday life.
The difference between kimchi / sauerkraut and brine pickles.
MAKE:

Your own jar of fermented greens to take back home.
LUNCH / TASTERS:

A variety of pickles and wild flavours straight from Brian's Fermentation larder incorporated into a tasty lunch.
At some stage we will sit down together for a lunch show casing what we can create with these fantastic, nutritious wild plants right on our doorstep!
HISTORY / FOLKLORE:

Whilst we wash, chop and sort our wild greens, we will share information and explore fermentation science and history.
Re-kindle a forgotten ancestral tradition.
Sauerkraut and Kimchi are not obviously associated with Ireland but we'll consider how our own ancient ancestors may have used some very similar techniques for thousands of years to create their own delicous ferments.
At the end of the day we hope that you have developed a new found gratitude for all wild plants that Spring has to offer, learnt some ID and fermentation skills and take your knowledge home to experiment with.

You'll also have a jar of delicously umami fermenting food to take home and look forward to.

Facilities

Establishment Features

  • Accommodation nearby
  • Fully qualified instructors

Event Facilities

  • Booking Required

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£75.00 per ticket

Please contact the organiser for any further information that's required.

Book Tickets Online

Add Spring Greens – Forage, Ferment and Feast to your Itinerary

Check availability for Spring Greens – Forage, Ferment and Feast (opens in a new window)

Close window

Call direct on:

Tel 00353 (0) 87 224 3176

Map & Directions

Opening Times

Sorry, this event has passed

What's Nearby

  1. The Slieve Gullion Forest Trail, a magnificent 10km Scenic Forest Drive will be…

    1.5 miles away
  2. Follow Fionn's Giant Adventure (previously known as the Giant's Lair) at Slieve Gullion…

    1.5 miles away
  3. Slieve Gullion Forest Park is in the heart of the Ring of Gullion. The Ring of Gullion is…

    1.5 miles away
  1. Slieve Gullion Passage Tomb, dramatically situated on the southern end of the Slieve…

    1.5 miles away
  2. Slieve Gullion is Ireland's Mountain of Mystery. Slieve Gullion Forest Park offers…

    1.5 miles away
  3. This unusual megalithic monument is set on the eastern edge of a low ridge, overlooked by…

    2.35 miles away
  4. South of the County Armagh village of Jonesborough lie the ruins of Moyry Castle, built…

    2.62 miles away
  5. Kilnassagart Inscribed Stone, in the south of County Armagh, is regarded as being one of…

    2.73 miles away
  6. The site contains two early churches situated back to back. Even earlier, it was the…

    3.02 miles away
  7. This Neolithic burial site, dated between 4000 and 2500 BC, has a huge capstone,…

    3.08 miles away
  8. Known locally as the ‘King’s Ring’, this court tomb has a prominent position in the…

    4.69 miles away
  9. This monument is an extremely well preserved Neolithic burial site with three chambers. …

    4.79 miles away
  10. The church on this site was probably founded with the arrival of the O’Neills around…

    5.87 miles away
  11. Excellent example of a tower-house and bawn built about 1568 at a point where the Newry…

    6.3 miles away
  12. Bagenal’s Castle located in historic Newry is a 16th century fortified house and…

    6.63 miles away
  13. This is undoubtedly the most commanding building in Newry and is arguably the most…

    6.67 miles away
Previous Next

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Road Directions Directions from either Belfast or Dublin – Travelling on the M1 Motorway, Exit through the Forkhill Exit, B113. This sign also directs visitors to Newry, Warrenpoint and the Mourne Coastal Route. From the slip road you will pick up the first sign for Slieve Gullion Forest Park (4th exit from north, 1st exit from south). On the exit road you will pick up signs for Forkhill B113 and Slieve Gullion Forest Park.

After 1.5km you will pass a petrol station on the right and another on your left. A further 2.5 km will take you into the village of Meigh, after exiting Meigh and a further 1.5 km you will pass by the entrance to Slieve Gullion Forest. Continue on for a further 3 kms passing alongside the village of Drumintee. After passing the Three Steps Bar and Lounge on your left-hand side, continue for a further 500 metre being careful not to miss the next minor road, The Cloughinny Road, to your right.

Turn right on to The Cloughinny Road and you will find us 800 metres further on along the road, 4th house on the right, with black railings and tall white piers.There should be signs at the gate for Mountain Ways Ireland.

(If you are coming from Jonesborough (Junction 18 on M1), take the road for 5 kms to Drumintee / Forkhill, turn left when you reach the Three Steps Bar and Lounge on the corner of the B113. From the Three Steps Bar, its only 500 metres being careful not to miss the next minor road to your right, The Cloughinny Road. Turn right on to The Cloughinny Road and you will find us 800 metres further on along the road, 4th house on the right, with black railings and tall white piers. There should be signs at the gate for Mountain Ways Ireland.)

Public Transport Directions

Public Transport DirectionsWe are located exactly halfway between Belfast and Dublin and just 5 minutes off the main North / South Motorway.

45 minutes' drive will take you from either Dublin or Belfast international airports.

There are regular train and bus connections between both Dublin / Belfast to either of our local towns of Newry or Dundalk.

Either of these towns are a 10-minute drive away and taxi transport can be arranged if you let us know in advance.

You will need car transport to arrive at our home and farm. There is ample free parking available for either car or small coach.

Look for the Mountain Ways Ireland Signs at the Farm Entrance

View Maps and Visitor Guides
View what the Mourne Mountains & Ring of Gullion has to offer and some of the best things to see and do during a visit.
E-newsletter sign up
Sign up for the Mourne Mountains & Ring of Gullion newsletter for inspiration and travel tips.
Back to Top

Visit Mourne

Tourism Northern Ireland

Geopark

>

Don't Miss