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Bláthanna Fiáine Wildflower Walks Inis Meáin

Join presenter of RTÉ's acclaimed nature series 'Faoi Bhláth', Aedín Ní Thiarnaigh, on a guided tour celebrating Ireland's native wildflowers. Learn to identify a wide array of flowers, gain an insight into Irish beliefs and superstitions associated with wild plants and discover the many varied uses of wildflowers in cooking, medicine and craft.

To book a tour outside of the scheduled dates below, contact Aedín directly at Loyalty discounts available for return customers.

Bláthanna Fiáine Wildflower Walks last approximately 1.5 hours and cost €20 per person (minimum group numbers apply).

Half-day tours (approx 4 hours) are also available on request and take in some of the island's most scenic walking trails and archaeological sites.

Child-friendly family tours are also available on request.

All tours can be given in English or as Gaeilge.


Ja Warren (5 Star Google Review):
"I did the wildflower walk with Aedin last week and it was really super. Having walked the island many times before, I am now viewing my walks in a completely different light! Full of knowledge and full of fun, Aedin was a fantastic guide, would highly recommend it." - 2023

Mary Hanneman (5 Star Google Review):
"Aedin was an excellent ethnobotanist and guide to Inis Maan’s beauty, history and story telling. She was knowledgeable but in the most fun way. When finished we felt we were truly welcomed into the secrets of the Island. Later in our visit to Ireland I was stung with the stinging nettle and her remedy saved me many hours of discomfort."- 2023

Stella Burkin (5 Star TripAdvisor review)
"An absolute must. Aedín's knowledge and enthusiasm about the wild flowers on Inis Meáin is incredible. We spent a really enjoyable hour and a half ramble with the sea always in sight while Aedín pointed out the many flowers growing in the fields and by the side of the roads. Aedín kept us entertained with stories and tales of the folklore associated with many of the flowers that grow on this Island including the medicinal qualities of certain plants and plants that are still used for cooking. Inis Meáin is a fascinating place to visit and this nature walk is an amazing, unique experience that should not be missed" - 2022.

Caroline (5 Star TripAdvisor review):
"My family (2 adults, 4 children aged 3-10) did a wildflower tour with Aedín on a recent visit to Inis Meáin. I had seen online that Aedín was running a tour on the island that weekend and when I contacted her to enquire whether it would be suitable for children, she very kindly offered to do a separate walk just for us. All 6 of us thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Aedín has a great grá (love) of bláthanne fiáine and for the Irish language. We learned so much about the wildflowers, with lots of interesting island history and cultural references included too. The kids loved making flower crowns along the way, and Aedín made sure that the information was fun and engaging for them. Excellent family activity " - 2022

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From 18 Jul 2024
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