Coastal Foraging, Ireland.

Wild, edible seashore plants, molluscs & seaweeds (photos: Sean Fagan) www.pioneerbushcraft.org
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Close-up leaf features of a great coastal food-plant - Sea Radish. The roots are delicious!

Close-up leaf features of a great coastal food-plant - Sea Radish.

The underside of a limpet, showing the muscular foot on which the limpet moves on rock surfaces when submerged by tidal waters (photo: Sean Fagan).

The underside of a limpet, showing the muscular foot on which the limpet moves on rock surfaces when submerged by tidal waters (photo: Sean Fagan).

The edible dog whelk. Note diagnostic small furrow at shell entrance (photo: Sean Fagan).

The edible dog whelk. Note diagnostic small furrow at shell entrance (photo: Sean Fagan).

Not often seen but can be locally common - cockles - found just under the mud surface in tidal estuaries - cockles can be harvested by raking through the mud at low tide. They are delicious - both in flavour and texture (photo: Sean Fagan)

Not often seen but can be locally common - cockles - found just under the mud surface in tidal estuaries - cockles can be harvested by raking through the mud at low tide. They are delicious - both in flavour and texture (photo: Sean Fagan)

Edible but protected and not recommended. Grey seal taking a breather while hunting for marine prey such as fish and crabs - two of its favourite foods (photo: Sean Fagan).

Edible but protected and not recommended. Grey seal taking a breather while hunting for marine prey such as fish and crabs - two of its favourite foods (photo: Sean Fagan).

A rubber-textured source of protein and omega-three fatty acids; the limpet (photo: Sean Fagan).

A rubber-textured source of protein and omega-three fatty acids; the limpet (photo: Sean Fagan).

A delicious mollusc - periwinkle. Note distinctive pale patch at lip of shell opening (photo: Sean Fagan)

A delicious mollusc - periwinkle. Note distinctive pale patch at lip of shell opening (photo: Sean Fagan)

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