Forage for Wild Food along Powerscourt River Walk

Forage for Wild Food along Powerscourt River Walk

It’s nearly harvest time! Would you like to discover the art of foraging wild and edible foods such as wild flowers, herbs, walnuts, berries, mushrooms and garlic? Join horticulture graduate Vincent Sheehy for a guided foraging walk along Powerscourt River Walk. Normally reserved exclusively for Powerscourt annual members, the river walk offers natural, unspoilt beauty and this is a great opportunity for members of the public to visit this tranquil, hidden gem.

River Walk Powerscourt

According to The Irish Times “Sheehy can spot chickweed and sorrel across a crowded field the way some people can spot designer labels.” On September 29th at 11am, Vincent will give a guided walk at Powerscourt River Walk where you can learn how to:  

Grow your plant knowledge and learn how to identify plants

Learn when is the best time to forage for wild plants

How to use and cook with wild plants at home


Foraging for wild foods was once a way of life for generations long past. It has the ability to reawaken something inherent that connects us with nature and our landscape. Getting out to woodlands or seashores with friends and family is a great way to spend time and if you can satisfy your appetite while doing so, even better! Foraging adds extra letters to a cook’s alphabet of ingredients, providing a richer vocabulary with which we can enjoy food. Come along and learn about this primeval custom to help renew an old relationship. Bring with you a curious mind and enjoy!


Vincent Sheehy is a horticulture graduate from University College Dublin. From a farming background in County Meath, Vincent grew up with a strong appreciation of the countryside. Vincent has spent time foraging on Søren Wiuff’s farm in Copenhagen which is helping create a new type of Nordic food culture. He is currently supplying a number of Irish venues including the Greenhouse Restaurant in Stephens’ Green with wild plants such as wood sorrel, sea purslane and mallow flowers.


Venue: Powerscourt River Walk, Powerscourt Estate, Enniskerry, County Wicklow.

Contact Details: W: T: (01) 204 6000

Date and Time: 29th September 11am, meet at Powerscourt Garden Pavilion at 10.45am

Cost: Event is free of charge and no booking is required.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Powerscourt Estate

*COVID Update – April 2021* 

Further to the government announcements, the Powerscourt Estate team is pleased to inform you  that from Monday 12th April we will be able to welcome visitors from the rest of County Wicklow, and those living within 20km of Powerscourt Estate.

In line with the latest Government guidelines, we can welcome back visitors and annual members to enjoy the Gardens, Waterfall and Riverwalk (members only). The Garden Pavilion is also open for essential retail. The Golf Club will reopen to members from the 26th April.

During April the Gardens are open from 9.30 to 17.30 and the Waterfall from 10.30 to 17.30, with last admission 30 minutes before close.

The Avoca Food Hall is open 7 days a week (9.30 am – 5.30 pm). Avoca Outdoor Hatch is open for takeaway coffee, toasted sandwiches & treats 7 days a week (10.00 am – 4.00 pm). Avoca Pizza Van in the Courtyard is open Fridays, Saturday & Sundays from 12 noon – 3.30 pm.

The following facilities will remain closed for the duration of the latest restrictions.

Avoca Café Restaurant
Avoca Retail (Visit for details)
The Design Loft
Neptune by Global Village
Powerscourt Hotel
Powerscourt Distillery
Cool Planet Experience

To keep you and our staff safe we continue to facilitate social distancing, hand sanitizing and other safety measures.

Further updates will follow in the coming weeks as guidelines are adjusted.

Best wishes, ⁠⁠

Powerscourt Management⁠