4th Annual Fraughan Sunday 28th July

The Slow Food Sugarloaf Convivium, invite all Slow Food Members to join with them on their 4th annual celebration of ‘Fraughan Sunday’. The ancient Irish tradition of Bilberry picking combined with a social gathering to mark the first wild berries of the season to ripen.

Fraughan Sunday takes place this July 28th at 11.30 am and as always the location in Wicklow is secret and will only be disclosed to registered participants on the Friday before (July 26th) to ensure a bumper Harvest!

This is a Field Trip and a “bring your own picnic” Event. For afters, bring something to celebrate The Fraughan with…maybe cream, custard, ice cream, you decide!

As with all Field Trips, please also bring practical outdoor clothing and footwear, as well as a fully charged mobile phone.

There is no charge to for the event and as ever children are welcome. Their small fingers and good vision makes them better pickers!

To register, simply email Biddy at biddywhitelennon@gmail.com , Evan at evan@brooklodge.com or Ed at hick.edward@gmail.com  stating the numbers of adults and children in your group, as well as your mobile number. This Event is limited and is on a first come basis.ImageImage



Slow Food Sugar Loaf September Event


Dear members and friends the Sugar Loaf Club , join us on a voyage of exploration of the plants, seaweeds,  marine life of the coast of South Wicklow.

Guided by an expert with extensive local knowledge , Karin Dubsky who is an International Coordinator Coastwatch Europe  this will be a field trip to treasure

There are two parts to the afternoon activities:Taking part in a Coastwatch survey which officially begins on the 15th. An introduction and instruction will be given and test kits provided by Coast watch

The second part hones in learning how to identify and forage for the  edible wild food that may be found along the coast, costal rocks  and seawater which will include  a transect starting around the low water and working out way up into the hinterland.

WHEN:    Saturday 15th September

WHERE: Ennereilly Beach 6 K north of Arklow(details below)

WHEN:   2 pomp Saturday 15th September

WEAR :   Rain gear and,  sensible shoes and ,ideally, sand shoes

BRING:  Scissors or knife and a container for plants and seaweeds.

There is no charge for attending and in line with our Sugar Loaf  ethos all are welcome including friends and children.


From the North Exit  N11 at Jack Whites Cross road and take the  R773 keep on to a T junction where you turn R onto the R 750 (the old Arklow Coast road.)  After about 4 k the road is alongside the sea until just before Pennycomequick  Bridge over Redcross river  and a church on R side of road. Park safely before that.

From the South you can exit N11 at Johnstown unto a local road for about 1 k and when you each a T junction turn L onto R 750 Straight on over Pennycome quick bridge and park safely as soon as the road is alongside the sea.

The location is clear on Discovery series map number  62.



 If you hope to attend please send an email  to: latimerd@gofree.indigo.ie for the attention of Biddy White Lennon

Wild and Slow Video

Have a look at the video from Wild’n Slow Nov 2011

Wild&Slow Date Change

Please note that Wild&Slow Festival is now taking place in Macreddin Village on 19th & 20th November. Info for stall holders and workshops will be posted soon.


Next foraging event leading to the Wild & Slow Festival (12/13 November) will take place on Sunday 18th September. Time and location TBA so don’t forget to check back.
Check out Wild&Slow website for templates on the various wildfoods.
Leave comments here on how you are getting on with your pickling, preserving etc. Photos can be uploaded also if you wish.

For more information on Wild&Slow email wildandslow@brooklodge.com