Seaweed Foraging on the Aran Islands

Inis Mór is a small island at the mouth of Galway Bay. The island’s surface consists of limestone pavements, which provides little opportunity for plants to take root. To make their home more hospitable, the island’s inhabitants have hauled seaweed onto land to make soil for centuries.

Walk the shoreline and learn the tricks of a seaweed harvester, as well as its host of helpful properties that enrich the island and its residents. 

Visit a farm where your host produces goat cheese. And of course, sample the island’s exports and staples, from goat’s cheese to seaweed scones, and even a seaweed-infused desert!