Discover the wild world of seaweed – a seaweed event like no other on Whiddy Island!
Join Dr. Susan Steele on Whiddy Island for an exciting and educational shoreline exploration known as the Whiddy Island seaweed event! Follow in the footsteps of Ellen Hutchins and takes participants on journey of diversity along the shores of the lovely Whiddy Island. Everyone will carefully collect a few specimens and bring them indoors to identify. Then, get a chance to preserve your specimens 1800s-style by floating them onto paper!
This is a free event (plus cost of ferry) and is part of the annual Ellen Hutchins Festival.
Ferries leave Bantry 11am and 1pm and return from Whiddy 4:15pm & 5:45pm.
Cost: €6:50 return
The Bank House Bar on Whiddy serves food and drink
Free event, but ferry must be paid for
No booking needed!
More about the Festival
Ellen Hutchins was Ireland’s first female botanist. Born ion Ballylickey in County Cork, she specialised in lichens, mosses, liverworts & seaweeds. This festival celebrates her life, discoveries, and work. Now an annual event, the festival includes walks with botanists, talks, exhibitions, children’s events, and a very special seaweed event on Whiddy Island.