Mushroom Hunt Ballyteige Lodge

Mushroom Hunt at Ballyteige Lodge

Discover the Fascinating World of Mushrooms

Join us on September 29th, 2024, for an unforgettable Mushroom Hunt at the scenic Ballyteige Lodge in County Wicklow. Set in the secluded valley of the River Ow, this historical venue provides the perfect backdrop for a day of exploration and learning.

Event Schedule

Meet and Greet

11:00 AM
Arrive at the Stables for a warm welcome with coffee, tea, and scones.

Mushroom Talk with Bill O'Dea

11:30 AM
Expert mycologist Bill O'Dea will present an introduction to the wonderful world of mushrooms. Learn about identifying edible and toxic mushrooms, their medicinal uses, nutritional value, and their role in biodiversity.

Guided Foraging

12:30 PM
Embark on a foraging adventure around the Ballyteige Lodge estate, applying your new knowledge in the field.

Lunch and Cooking Session

2:00 PM
Enjoy a light lunch and participate in a cooking session featuring the edible mushrooms found during the forage.

Identification Workshop

After lunch, Join a workshop to identify and classify the mushrooms collected, with a focus on edible varieties. Expect to discover over 50 different types of mushrooms.

Family-Friendly Event

Children interested in mushrooms are welcome to join for a reduced fee of €20 (for under 12s). Please inform us if you plan to bring children so we can accommodate everyone.

Booking Information

Secure your spot by booking online. The cost for adults is €80.

This event has been featured in the article “Season of the Shroom” by Totally Dublin, highlighting the rise in interest in mushroom foraging and the unique experience provided by Bill O’Dea at Ballyteige Lodge. Read the full article here.