Saturdays Irish Independent in April 2017

Discover seaweed in the kingdom

Atlantic Irish Seaweed – foraging in Kerry

Atlantic Irish Seaweed – foraging in Kerry. Photo: Pól Ó Conghaile

Irish adventures don’t have to involve surfing slabs or abseiling down sea stacks. There’s wonder in the Wild Atlantic Way’s little things too, as I discovered on a shoreline walk with John Fitzgerald of Atlantic Irish Seaweed. Seaweed is “the most on-trend food thing we’ve seen in years,” John said, giving me a hands-on introduction to everything from bubbly bladderwrack to “the truffle of the sea” (that’ll be the peppery-pungent dulse, or dillisk). The workshops wind up with a tasting lunch. Seaweed champagne, anyone? — PÓC

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National Geographic, Traveller. November Issue 2016

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The Saturday Supplement with Frank Lewis.

October 29 2016

Listen to the podcast – Foraging, cooking and folklore on South Kerry’s shore


‘It falls to John Fitzgerald, founder of Atlantic Irish Seaweed and self-professed “ageing punk” to medicine our self-indulgence from a beautiful beach in Caherdaniel.

John and his infectious zeal take us through the wild bounty on our doorstep, singing the benefits to both palette and body of duileasc, sea lettuce and carrageen moss while cutting off fronds to taste.

“This stuff makes gogiberries and kale look like chips and kebab,” he trumpets before sitting us down to a 12-course gourmet.”‘


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Best Loved Hotels 2016
“Raw shore-dining on the Ring of Kerry coastline. The peninsula spreads out into the Atlantic, with the dark, pointed hills of islands and neighbouring land brooding beneath a wide silver sky, across the water, giving heart-hitting views. You could just devour the place – and, it turns out, you can.”

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Check out The Irish Times article.

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Irish Times



South Kerry Advertiser May 2015

South Kerry Advertiser
May 2015


The Sunday Times, 2015
“Taste the sea”

The Sunday Times Hidden Gems supplement May 2015


Root and Bone Magazine

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Article from Root + Bone magazine. Their issue #4 on unconventional cooking. Autumn 2014


The Irish Times, 2015
“A feast for mind, body & taste buds”


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Listen to the podcast here 17min in. July 23rd 2015
The business show


November 21st 2015

Saturday supplement, Radio Kerry