I live by the coast and sometimes see neighbours foraging for seaweed along the shoreline. But I've always been nervous about gathering seaweed myself. I felt as though I lacked the knowledge I needed to identify what was safe to eat. I was convinced that I'd end up poisoning myself.
That was until I went on a seaweed foraging with Darach Ó Murchú, an outdoors guide who runs foraging workshops here in West Kerry. He opened my eyes to a whole new edible world along the shoreline.
I wrote about my adventures in seaweed in Monday's Irish Examiner. You can read all about it here.
|My hair may be windswept but at last I know how to identify some of Ireland's best edible seaweeds!|