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Two Green Shoots Launch Immersive New Summer Experiences. Celebrated chefs and producers featured.

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Two Green Shoots Launch Immersive New Summer Experiences

Celebrated chefs and producers featured.

Learn from Sally Barnes of Woodcock Smokery

 Two Green Shoots in Glengarriff, West Cork, a haven in which visitors can ground themselves in nature and escape the everyday, has launched two immersive new summer experiences

that showcase their edible plant-filled paradise and the beautiful Beara Peninsula.

A new ‘Forage, Feast & Paddle’ package in collaboration with Outdoors Ireland, which includes a guided kayaking tour of Glengarriff Bay, home to seals, dolphins, and the occasional basking shark, will have gastronomes, nature lovers, and adventurers alike hot footing it to West Cork. 

And, for those looking to extend their stay and soak up the spectacular scenery, Two Green Shoots have teamed up with Wild Atlantic Glamping to offer a ‘A Taste of Beara’ adventure that includes a relaxing two night glamping experience in waterside bell tents on nearby Bere Island.

‘Taste The Wild’ Woodland Workshop Series

A one-of-a-kind series of ‘Taste The Wild’ workshops will also see celebrated cork-based chefs, food producers, and educators, Caitlin RuthSally Barnes (Woodcock Smokery), and Terra Ignis, heading to Glengarriff and setting up camp in Two Green Shoots’ stunning new woodland kitchen from June through to August. Plans are also afoot for a workshop collaboration with Up There The Last’s Max Jones in September.

‘Forage, Feast & Paddle’ package

‘Forage, Feast & Paddle’ is an immersive half-day experience where you take in the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of Two Green Shoots’ rare temperate rainforest valley, located in a subtropical bay on the Wild Atlantic Way. 

Start your adventure in the Caha Mountains with a guided hour-long foraging walk before sitting down in a woodland clearing to enjoy an interactive two-course campfire feast cooked up by co-founders, Kloë Wood Lyndorff and Adam Carveth, featuring the wild ingredients gathered earlier. 

Afterwards, you’ll head on a short five minute drive down to the harbour, where you’ll be met by Nathan Kingerlee of Outdoors Ireland and taken on a three-hour guided kayaking tour of the Glengarriff Bay, pausing along the way to explore its abundant flora and fauna. 

It’s not uncommon to observe seals, rich birdlife and on rare occasions, dolphins and even basking sharks during the summer months.

All tools and equipment are provided on the day. The entire tour is suitable for beginners and anyone with a basic level of fitness, with no prior experience of foraging or kayaking required.

The ‘Forage, Feast & Paddle’ package, available on Fridays weekly between 3rd June and 31st September 2024, is priced at €135.00 per person. 

When booking online at, you have the option of choosing from either the Daytime Tour, which starts at 11am and includes lunch, or their Sunset Tour, which commences at 3pm and includes dinner.

‘A Taste of Beara’ Adventure

Two Green Shoots have teamed up with Wild Atlantic Glamping to curate an incredible A Taste of Beara’ adventure that gives visitors to West Cork the chance to enjoy and explore two of the Beara Peninsula’s hidden gems.

As an add-on to all of the elements included in the aforementioned ‘Forage, Feast & Paddle’ package, ‘A Taste of Beara’ offers those wanting to extend their experience the option of driving down the coast to Castletownbere and catching the evening ferry to Bere Island for a two night stay.

After the short half-hour crossing, guests will arrive at Wild Atlantic Glamping and will be shown to their home for the weekend - a luxurious waterside bell tent that can sleep three, which comes furnished with a comfy double bed, and has ample space to add a further single bed if required.

Dinner on the first evening of your stay comes in the form of a hamper filled with delicious West Cork produce that you can enjoy on Wild Atlantic Glamping’s covered terrace, or in their dining room, which overlooks Bantry Bay.

Watch the sunset and reflect on an action-packed day while you toast marshmallows over the campfire or head back to your tent to relax and plan your adventures for the following day.


On the Saturday, you have plenty of options. You can start your day by joining some of the locals for a sunrise swim or walk/run the spectacular 5km trail across the island.

Enjoy afternoon tea and freshly made homemade scones at The Bakehouse Cafe, discover the hidden sandy cove with its stunning turquoise water, climb up to one of the Martello Towers, or hike to the Ardnakinna Lighthouse, before delighting in a dinner at one of the local restaurants.


Rise from a great night’s sleep and head down to the dining room, where a breakfast box containing locally made cheese, freshly baked brown bread, granola pots with fresh berries, juice, and your choice of tea or coffee will be waiting for you. Then pack up your belongings and make your way to the 11am ferry back to the mainland, taking many fond memories with you.

‘A Taste of Beara’ adventures are available to book online via for the following dates: Friday 7th to Sunday 9th June, Friday 5th to Sunday 7th July, and Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August 2024. 

Based on two people sharing, two night glamping stays during June are priced at €455.00 per person, with two night stays during the months of July and August costing €500.00 per person. 

What’s Included?:

  • 60 min guided foraging walk on Esk Mountain

  • Demonstration on preparing the wild ingredients gathered

  • 2-course interactive camp-fire dinner served in a woodland clearing

  • 3hr guided kayaking tour of Glengarriff bay led by Outdoors Ireland

  • Return ferry journey to Bere Island for a car with 2/3 passenger

  • 2 nights accommodation in a bell tent

  • Hamper of West Cork produce for dinner Friday evening

  • Welcome pack with prosecco, marshmallows, scones, local honey and blackberry jam

  • Post Park Run and Tea/coffee and scones at The Bakehouse Cafe

  • Guided tour of Lonehort Battery

  • 2 course dinner at a local restaurant on Saturday night (drinks not included)

  • Breakfast box on Sunday morning

  • Tea/coffee throughout the weekend

  • Access to all campsite facilities including toilets, showers, kitchen, dining area and covered deck with firepit

  • A map to guide you to our favourite Beara adventures

‘Taste The Wild’ Woodland Workshops

Celebrated West Cork-based chef and Blasta Books’ author, Caitlin Ruth, Woodcock Smokery’s Sally Barnes, and Linda O’Flynn, one half of wild foragers and fermenters, Terra Ignis, will all host one-off ‘Taste The Wild’ workshops in Two Green Shoots’ spectacular new woodland kitchen.

Their immersive hands-on sessions will celebrate nature, and the bespoke menus they create will take inspiration from and showcase some of the two hundred plus different types of rare edible plants that grow in Two Green Shoots’ temperate rainforest home.

Two Green Shoots X Caitlin Ruth:

Caitlin Ruth’s workshop on Saturday 15th June will put the fun into funky, focusing on wild picking, pickling, and using pickles to elevate food, as she cooks up a storm in Two Green Shoots’ new woodland kitchen space using ingredients foraged a matter of metres away. 

You’ll receive tips on how to use pickles and preserves in surprising ways and learn how to make, eat, and serve a range of contrasting flavour-packed dishes that celebrate the rich bounty of the forest and the best of the local West Cork produce. Round off your afternoon sipping on wild mocktails and savouring a very special seasonal lunch in the most magical of settings.

The session, which runs from 2 - 6pm on Saturday 15th June, also includes a range of treats to take home along with accompanying recipes.

Tickets for the Two Green Shoots X Caitlin Ruth workshop are priced at €140.00 per person and can be booked online at  

Two Green Shoots X Sally Barnes:

Immerse yourself in nature for the afternoon at a wild foods workshop in the heart of the forest with internationally acclaimed producer, Sally Barnes, of Woodcock Smokery on Sunday 14th July. She will demonstrate how to hot smoke and cook a range of fresh fish and shellfish over fire, and perfect the preparation of wild game such as venison and mackerel.

Using basic equipment that most people will be familiar with, you will also learn about different seasonings and wood types, and the varying flavours that they impart into food, instilling in you the confidence to experiment with wild foods when you return to your home kitchen. 

Tickets for the Two Green Shoots X Sally Barnes workshop. which runs from 2pm to 5pm on Sunday 14th July 2024, are priced at €140.00 per person and can be booked online at 

Two Green Shoots X Terra Ignis:

Join the English Market’s Terra Ignis - producers of a range of seasonal fermented foods - on Sunday 25th August for an afternoon of foraging, fun, and wild fermentation that celebrates the local landscapes and explores the many edible wonders on offer in Two Green Shoots’ plant-filled paradise.

Suitable for all levels, the hands-on woodland workshop with Terra Ignis’ co-founder & forager, Linda O’Flynn, will teach you how to correctly identify, collect, and use your own wild starters to experiment with different foraged ingredients across a variety of traditional fermentation methods. 

The session, which runs from 11.30am to 3pm on Sunday 25th August 2024, includes a light lunch of foraged fermented foods and gut-friendly probiotic drinks. 

Tickets for the Two Green Shoots X Terra Ignis workshop are priced at €140.00 per person and can be booked online at

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