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Mushroom foraging in the shadow of the Blackstairs

Excellent day. Informative and interesting and set in the beautiful surroundings of the Blackstairs... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2018
Chris F
Wexford, Ireland
Log fire warmth and cosy warm huts

Excellent hosts. Lovely home made muesli, granola, bread and jams at breakfast. Eggs and tomatoes... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2018
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We give wildlife talks, wildlife photography workshops, kids nature trails and eco treasure hunts! Come and visit The Old Rectory Killedmond where we meet you and provide organic refreshments and talk about the local environment. Afterwards we'll go...more
Killedmond, Borris, Ireland
+353 59 977 3849
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Reviewed 13 October 2018

Excellent day. Informative and interesting and set in the beautiful surroundings of the Blackstairs Mountains. Robert and Mary are incredibly welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable. I would have no hesitation in recommending this to anyone with even a passing interest in foraging or mushrooms.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Excellent hosts. Lovely home made muesli, granola, bread and jams at breakfast. Eggs and tomatoes too for cooking up. Comfortable accommodation. Cosy huts close to the barn for the bathroom and for the kitchen/barn which has a large dining table, log fire and upstairs sofa...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank family0fthree3
Reviewed 8 April 2018

A wonderful and unique experience. The Shepard’s hut was cozy, lovely beds and nice interior. Mary and Robert were great hosts who have clearly put a lot of thought into this and made it a really enjoyable experience. We also booked the walk with them...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Lisah1978jill
Reviewed 1 March 2018

This is a unique experience. The shepherds' huts are small, very warm and cosy, and perfect for sleeping comfortably with a sense of the outdoors around you. Mary and Robert's welcome is exceptionally generous, kind, and engaging. The adjacent centre is spacious, very well-designed, and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank PhilipMarlowe
Reviewed 26 February 2018

We did a mushroom foraging course here in October. It was great fun and also very informative. The food was absolutely delicious too. There was a real effort put in to getting information across in an informal and fun way. This was a fantastic day...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Justbackandlovedit
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

What a lovely weekend we had staying in our Shepherd's Huts with very comfortable beds and enjoying long leisurely breakfasts in the lovely barn with Mary's delicious home made bread. This is a special place, the gardens are beautiful and Mary and Robert are very...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Mirtha
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Lovely weekend away with himself for our 2 x year anniversary. Mary was very informative by email right up to our trip so we felt 'at home' already. The huts are really cosy and warm - ideal for a quick getaway. Breakfast was delicious -...More

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank LisaDoyle
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a most pleasant stay here. It was simply delightful to be living so close to nature and the experience brought camping to a new level! Situated in a beautifully idyllic part of county Carlow, Blackstairs Eco Trails is a rare gem. Our host,...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Bridget A
Reviewed 7 May 2016

The owners of this wonderful retreat have created the perfect set-up for an escape from city life. The shepherd huts are built for comfort but allows you to feel close to the rich natural environment in this beautiful part of the country. Highly recommend!

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank RSRWoods
Reviewed 6 May 2016

Such a memorable and wonderful experience staying at Blackstairs Eco Trails. I have been telling everyone I know about this gem of a place. We stayed in the shepherd's huts. They were really comfortable, warm and cosy and such a lovely way to wake up...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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