Allihies Coastal Education Hub is run by Sykoni who was born in Allihies. It’s upstairs at the Copper Mines Museum, it was a buzzing hive of activity yesterday;

Bob Christie makes plant-based Artisan Vegan Cheese. He gave an entertaining and relaxed talk and demonstration. He’s a experienced chef and now has perfected a flavoursome, dairy free, plant-based artisan vegan cheese. He makes cheese himself and his packages of dry ingredients are flying off the shelves in wholefood shops throughout ireland. More about Bob and his products here;

Photo from Sykoni’s website
Sykoni herself showed scone making with added tasty seaweed and also showed us how easy it is to make a delicious pesto from wild garlic and sorrel. We also saw and tasted how to incorporate nutritional seaweed into baking and which seaweeds to look for at the tide line in Beara.

Details of the next foraging walk with Sykoni on April 2nd here;

Marion Williams demonstrated how easy quilting can be and how to start a new hobby. Practical,colourful and stunning designs are possible. Marion showed some of her own works in progress and the few esencial tools needed. Contact Marion via the Hub 087) 4171146 or

Carina McNally gave a talk about Dursey Island. She touched on history and the present day access via the only cable car in Irland which travels 100m above the swirling sea between the cliffs on the mainland and the island.
Carina conducts guided historical tours throughout the Beara Peninsula in South West Ireland. A writer and storyteller, she gives visitors an appreciation of the deep history, culture and dramatic beauty of Beara. Private and specialised tours arranged on request, contact Carina for further details and booking via her web site;

I also met Kloe and Adam in the audience, or more fully, Kloe Wood Lyndorff and Adam Carveth who are launching Two Green Shoots in Glengarriff this year. What?

The Coastal Education Hub; 087 4171146 or is based at Allihies Copper Mine Museum, Allihies village, Beara, Co. Cork, Ireland, Cloan, Co. Cork, Ireland +353 27 73218 Location;

I missed other events in the parish but I’m sure gardening with Mike from Garraí Fadó at Lehanmore Community Centre. (027) 73911) was enjoyable in the sunshine.

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