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How To Find Us

How To Find Us

From Tullamore or Athlone to Wild Food Mary, travel time approx 30mins:

There are two options from Tullamore, you can travel through Birr or take the scenic route through Cadamstown and Kinnitty.

Scenic route.Take the R421 past golf course and through Killurin meeting the Mountmellick to Kinnitty road at T junction, turn right toward Kinnitty (still R421) drive through Cadamstown and Kinnitty toward Birr. Just outside Kinnitty take first left (still R421) toward Clareen, continue through Clareen passing St Kieran’s “raggy bush” on your right. Take next right, approx 2km farther on,(L4007) signed Birr and also Tom Shaw farm machinery. My house is  just 100 metres from this T junction, a two storey with a cream coloured old cast-iron gate.

From Birr to Wild Food Mary, travel time approx 12 mins:

From the square in Birr follow road to left and at small roundabout take the first exit toward Kinnitty, continue on this road crossing a bridge and travelling slight uphill to next small round about, at roundabout take second exit (straight ahead) toward Clareen, passing Clonoghill cemetry on your right. At next junction (5roads) take the road signed TomShaw farm machinery, the L4007, continue for about 7km on this road passing Tom Shaw on left. My house is approx 1km farther along this road on your right, 2storey with a cream coloured cast-iron gate, if you miss it you will come to the T junction of L4007 and the R421 just 100 meters farther along, just turn around.

From Roscrea. Take the road toward Kinnitty R421, leaving the town past the railway station, continue on this road out into country as far as Brertons pub.Turn Left stay on R421 and continue, soon you will drive uphill and pass Leap Castle on your right. Continue and take the next left the L4007 signed Birr 10km and Tom Shaw, farm Machinery.

My house is the first two storey house on this road on your left with an iron cream coloured gate.

Find Us From Dublin/M7:

Exit M7 at junction 18 (Portlaoise) at roundabout turn for Mountrath and continue to Roscrea, at first roundabout in Roscrea take town centre exit, at next junction turn right passing by small roundabout and the entry to carpark at Tesco and at next lights turn right onto R421 toward Kinnitty, R421. (if you have difficulty finding road ask for Railway station as you must pass it)

Continue on R421 out into countryside over the railway bridge and travel for about 7km till you reach Brereton’s pub, Turn left, still marked R421 drive for about 3km uphill passing Leap Castle on your right, 1km farther along this road take next left L4007 toward Birr (sign for Tom Shaw Farm Machinery). My house is on this road just 100 meters from junction with an old iron gate (cream colour) two story house with a brick porch. Unruly plants round the gate.

If using GPS:

Coordinates: 53.043474, -7.808426
My house is @ junction of R421 and L4007 look for Ballygaddy cross roads, Clareen, Birr.

If asking directions:

Mary Bulfin, same road as Tom Shaw farm machinery.

Drive carefully! And if you need more help with route call Mary 087 7418536


Hi everyone,

so good to have some sunny weather, especially at Easter when so many are lucky enough to have time to be out enjoying it. My Hotmail account has been permanently blocked and as I had emailed many of you from that address my apologies as I have been unable to see messages or reply to them.

If you wish to contact me please send email to contact@wildfoodmary or phone 0877418536,thank you and happy Easter to all.


Jersey Day

Here I am on the lovely island of Jersey with it’s lanes and byways, handsome cows, accessible coast and balmy weather.

Yesterday the warm muggy day tempted me out and I went down to the sea to scramble up rocky coastal outcrops and sit dreaming for a bit. Then rumble of distant thunder coming from the direction of France just 12 miles away sent me back to the beach and I turned for home.

Stopped along the way to chat a gardener stocking up on seaweed for his spud patch and flower garden, he explained in his charming Gallic accent that he spreads the seaweed over the beds now and removes to compost in Feb,the winter rains wash the nutrients from the weed straight into the soil beneath also it keeps the ground slightly warmer and prevents weeds from growing making soil so much easier to work. Anyway where was I? o yes supposed to be getting shelter of course with all this chat and loitering I got caught in the down pour and as I was soaked decided that I may as well pick some Blackberries or “Brambles” as they are called here.

Found plenty of mushrooms too though mostly of the inedible varieties like Devil’s bolete and Death cap.

Got home muddy and happy like a kid to cook up the Brambles and other, edible, finds. We dined on very fresh and delicious Halibut accompanied by veg from the garden, some Sorrell and Navelworth from the laneways and desert of hazelnut cake served with Bramble and Apple sauce.

A good day.

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