A Taste of Ireland: Coast to Coast

Special Tour 5 day Availability: 2019-07-31
Dublin, Ireland Ireland

Dublin (Google Map)
  • Handpicked Accommodation
  • Breakfasts and meals
  • Expert guides
  • Foraging
  • Transport
  • Picking Equipment

  • Airfare
  • Optional extra tasting Experiences

What to Expect

This tour truly comes from the heart. When we were young we took these paths that weren’t often travelled and followed our nose as guides on where and what wild foods we could find. Traditions such as wickle collecting, cockling, mushroom hunting, blackberry picking and others have been passed down for centuries.  Now we want to share some of these food gems with the world so that the next generation doesn’t miss out.

Join the local experts on our taste of Ireland tour that brings you from the east to the west coast. This food filled experience is ideal for anyone interested in food, nature and getting outdoors.

We will enjoy forest walks, mushroom hunting and dining with foragers in Dublin before heading to the stunning coast of Mayo to embark on a unique foodie adventure. Walk through old mansion ruins, take in the scenic landscape, learn how to pick cockles and mussels.

If you want to see the best of the East and West than this is the tour for you. Blessed with stunning beaches, picturesque fishing towns and local guides, enjoy this handmade Irish adventure.

Each package includes accommodation, foraging, easy walks authentic Irish cuisine. This tour is perfect from groups that want to learn and explore together.

  • Hands-on foraging workshop. Meet the local producers, taste the wild plants.
  • Identify different wild and seafood varieties.
  • Get up close and personal with the local producers.
  • Discover historic Abbeys and ruins in the region.
  • Explore the beautiful landscapes of Ireland.

We cater for private groups and individuals. Our next guided Taste of Ireland adventure will take place from September 14 – 18, 2019. Contact info@orchardsnearme.com


Arrive in the capital town of Dublin to soak up the history, the sites and take a stroll through the city with your local guide. You will have time to enjoy a pint of guinness and get to know your group..


Today we meet with the local foraging expert who brings us to the heart of the Irish woodlands on the outskirts of Dublin. Get to know the nature trees, discover the wild plants and enjoy an introduction to foraging for mushrooms. In the evening we will share a home-cooked meal with our freshly foraged produce.


Now it is time to get a transfer to Mayo to the charming town of Westport where you will stay in the town centre and enjoy getting acquainted with this charming village which is full of craic agus cheoil. Enjoy a hearty dinner and an introduction from your local guide this evening.


A highlight of the trip is our coastal walk and foraging tour today. You will be brought to a secret location to get a real taste of the Irish sea, learn about the local shellfish and get hands-on foraging lessons. As our trip is coming to an end tomorrow we have arranged a special 7 course tasting menu for our last night together. This is designed by a local chef and is a treat for all of your senses (we use our foraged goods).


We bid you farewell today but you are free to visit Croagh Patrick, one of Ireland’s most famous mountains. This climb is a challenge but the views are worth it. Slainte!

Total: $690.00 From $690.00 /person

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