Gift Vouchers

Now available, WildFoodMary gift vouchers you can now give the gift of the wild food experience,guided walks, workshops and delicious food.

contact 0877418536 or email

It’s been a great year for wild food, still going. Sat Nov 30th a stroll in Slieve Blooms gave a large haul of Hedgehog mushrooms and amazingly also some Chanterelles.

The Oak leaves are dry and crispy, time to harvest some for wine and at home there is Blackberry wine to bottle, Elderberry syrup to make from frozen juice, Damson Vodka to bottle, Truffles to make from the drunken Damsons and lots lots more.

I have had a fab year, met so many interesting people, thanks for all the emails and interest and wishing each and everyone peace and a happy new year.

Transition Year workshop samples

Transition Year workshop samples

Garlic Mustard (Jack-by-hedge) dip

Handful of fresh leaves rinsed,

Oil just enough to process I like Irish rapeseed but you can use olive.

Sea salt.

chopped nuts or seeds such as walnuts, cashews or sunflower seeds(optioal)

First snip leaves with scissors to make the whole process easier.  put leaves into jug with a little oil and process to a paste with a stick blender. Season to taste with salt and add nuts if using,  process again. You can add more oil if liked to get consistency required.Use as spread on crusty bread, mix through pasta or with meat or cheese.april-pics-134

Garlic Mustard

Garlic Mustard

Ali Haslam made this after our forage on Sat and it was a big hit disappearing in minutes.

Dermot’s Secret Garden.

I went on a Wild Food Forage with Dermot O Neil in the Slieve Blooms, followed by a visit to his secret garden, have a look RTE 1 tonight Thurs Feb 28th @ 7pm.

Dates for March/April 2013. 

Sat March 9th.  Offaly forage walk,Contact me on 087/7418536, limited places, walk, talk  recipies, nutrition and ideas.






Foraging walk + weekend special offer with Damer Court Hotel

I’ll be guiding a wild food forage walk in the Slieve Bloom mountains in County Offaly on Saturday the 24th of March.

Cost is €40 which includes lunch at my house afterwards, please get in touch to book.


This walk is also available as part of a special offer through Roscrea’s Damer Court Hotel. Here’s the details:

23rd – 25th March 2012

Friday –

  • Four course a la carte dinner in the Bianconi Restaurant plus bottle of wine.
  • B & B in Roscrea’s beautiful Damer Court Hotel.
    Leap Castle

Saturday –

  • Foraging walk with “Wild Food Mary” (Ireland’s most renowned forager) in the morning, followed by lunch with her.
  • Afternoon visit to Leap castle (Ireland’s most haunted) have a chat with Sean the owner and enjoy a glass of wine.
  • Four course a la carte dinner in the Bianconi Restaurant plus bottle of wine.
  • B & B in Roscrea’s beautiful Damer Court Hotel.


  • After breakfast take  a guided walk with the Roscrea ramblers. They have two walks every Sunday in the Slieve Bloom mountains – a long or a short, whichever you’re up for.

All for just €139 per person

Click here to go to the Damer Court Hotel website for booking

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