Events 2018

(details subject to change)

MINI CONFERENCE – Protecting the habitat of the Freshwater Pearl Mussel

2.30pm-5.00pm – Friday 12th October

Full programme to follow

Opening of Festival – with a taste of the forest

6.00pm – Friday 12th October – FREE EVENT

Come celebrate the new stages of our Waterfall – Atlantic Link Walk

Meet: Outside Country Shop in Letterfrack village
Venue: New picnic table at Atlantic viewing point

Connemara National Park – Talk/Walk

10.00am – Saturday 13th October – TBC

Explore Ecology Kids

10.00am – Saturday 13th October – FREE EVENT

Fresh water exploration at Connemara National Park

Venue: Meet outside visitor centre entrance, Connemara National Park

Dawros River Walk – Highlighting a habitat of the Freshwater Pearl Mussel

11.00am – Saturday 13th October – FREE EVENT

Booking essential – max 15 people

Venue: Kylemore Abbey. Meet in car park. Walking boots required.

Vegetarian Cookery

12.00pm – Saturday 13th October – €10 per person, kids free

Vegetarian Cookery Demonstration & Tasting

Venue: Ellis Hall, Letterfrack

Boat Trips on Letterfrack Bay – with a taste of the sea

12.30pm, 2.30pm & 4.00pm – Saturday 13th October & Sunday 14th October


Oyster Farm Tour & Oyster Tasting

12.30pm (TBC) – Saturday 13th October – €10 per person

DK Connemara Oyster Farm, Dawros Peninsular.

Venue: DK Connemara Oyster Farm, Dawros Peninsula. Bring wellies or waterproof boots.

MINI CONFERENCE – EATING THE LANDSCAPE – how products drive the landscape

2.30pm-4.00pm – Saturday 13th October – Tickets €15

  • Environmentally friendly farming in the west of Ireland – Verena Bernard
  • Connemara  Bees – Buzzing about heather honey
  • Future foods

Includes talks, tastings and tea.

Venue: AV centre Connemara National Park. Tickets: €15 (concessions available on request)

Kayaking & Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Saturday 7th October
9:30am-10:30am  SUP/Kayak
10:45am- 11:45am SUP/Kayak
12:00pm-1:00pm SUP/Kayak

Kayaking and Stand Up Paddle Boarding in Letterfrack Bay and Ballynakill Bay – home of oysters and adventure sports

Meet at Avoca car park, Dooneen pier

Book on


6pm – Saturday 13th October – Tickets €45

Sample Tasting Menu showcasing our local food produce & foraging 


Thank you to our kind sponsors for their donations. Limited places available.  Book early to avoid disappointment. Vegetarian & vegan menu available on request.

Venue: Connemara National Park TBC


Visit to the Community Garden

11.00am – Sunday 14th October – FREE EVENT

Herb talk and tasting by Terry Conroy followed by herbal tea tastings and lavender biscuits.

Venue: Meet outside Letterfrack Lodge at 10:50am

Ecology Walk – Seaweed Foraging & Tasting

12.00pm (TBC) – Sunday 14th October – €10

With Marie Louise Heffernan

€10 donation towards conservation actions for the festival.

Venue: Meet at White Strand/Renvyle Beach car park

Mushroom Foraging in Kylemore Abbey

2pm – Sunday 14th October – €15 (includes entrance fee)

Venue: Meet at Kylemore Abbey visitor centre

Walk – Food from Trees

3.00pm – Sunday 14th October – FREE EVENT

With Brendan O Scanaill

Venue: Meet at the Visitor’s Centre, Connemara National Park

Farm to Fork – walk, talk & tasting

4.00pm – Sunday 8th October – TBC

Experience Green at Rosleague Manor.

Venue: Meet at Rosleague Manor car park

Optional: Afternoon tea at €10 per person Rosleague Manor. TBC