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Fraughan Sunday - Foraging Walk

Join us for a foraging walk on Fraughan Sunday, to see some of the flora and fauna of the site and a chance to pick your own bilberries.

  • Booking essential
  • Free event

The festival of Lughnasa (the Irish word for "August") marks the beginning of the harvest season that was historically observed throughout Ireland and other Celtic nations. “Fraughan Sunday” is held on the last Sunday of July, before Lughnasa begins.

Fraughans, also known as bilberries/blaeberries (members of the same family as the blackberry and wild blueberry), are traditionally picked during Lughnasa and eaten in pies, jams, and puddings.

Please note that the crop will depend on weather conditions in the weeks leading up to this event.

Times

The basics

Booking details

Call 02890 825434 Call us on 02890 825434 or email belfast@nationaltrust.org.uk to reserve your free space.

Meeting point

Divis Café Barn.

What to bring and wear

Weather appropriate clothing and sturdy footwear, as we will be going off-path at times. A cup will be provided to gather the bilberries, but you are more than welcome to bring your own containers.

Accessibility

Moderate trail with some incline and uneven terrain at times. Accessible parking and changing places facilities available at the café.

Contact info

Divis & the Black Mountain

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