Lough Mardal Lodge, Lough Mardal, Bradlieve, Ballintra, Co. Donegal, Ireland

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Wild billbery-picking

July 25, 2018

We are very lucky to have wild bilberries growing along the shoreline and they are now ripe for picking! The girls actually managed to save some for later on our first foraging expedition, which was a first! I should have got a photo of their black lips by the end of our mission. Next time... :-)

 

In Ireland, the fruit is known as fraughan, from the Irish fraochán, and is traditionally gathered on the last Sunday in July, known as "Fraughan Sunday". They are known has huckleberries in North America. Billberries are very similiar to blueberries but are softer and jucier and apparently have a higher nutrient content than cultivated blueberries.

 

 

 

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