‘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.”‘