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Ireland’s Earliest Takeaway: A Sea Trail with Shellfish & Sea Shells

Saturday Saturday 21 September 2019
Venue: Meet at cannon in Strandhill, County Sligo

Experienced archaeologist Auriel Robinson is your guide on this walking trail, where you will get to taste the fruits of the Atlantic, cooked on the shore on front of an ancient shell midden. Learn about the archaeology, geology, flora and fauna of this ancient landscape which hides so many secrets and treasures. You will be amazed at what is revealed on this leisurely, informative walk. The sea trail ends at beautiful Culleenamore Strand which is also a seal sanctuary, so keep your eyes peeled and cameras at the ready. Culleenamore is said to have the oldest oysterbeds in the country and features shell or kitchen middens dating back to prehistoric times. These middens are the discarded remains of our ancestors’ shellfish feasts, and we will enjoy something very similar. Freshly harvested mussels will be cooked for us on the rocks by one of Hooked Restaurant’s expert chefs. You can quite literally dine as your ancestors did, in exactly the same place. The experience is seasonal. Meeting point: cannon in Strandhill Sligo. Children are welcome, €15 per child with an accompanied adult.

This event is part of Taste the Island


Culleenamore Strand
Republic of Ireland


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