Garrai Glas Episode Guide

Episode Guide

Garrai Glas: Season 4

  • Season 4 Episode 15: EPISODE: 15

    Sile Nic Chonaonaigh visits Sean Boylan at his farm and clinic in Dunboyne, Co Meath, where they drink hawthorn flower and berry nectar followed by an ox-eye daisy chaser. She also meets Darach O Murchu to make a simple but effective insect repellent, and Tony McNally, who shows her how to make wine from hawthorn flowers

  • Season 4 Episode 14: EPISODE: 14

    Sile Nic Chonaonaigh meets Tony McNally, who shows her how to collect oak galls and make ink from them. Plus, the presenter learns how to dye wool using heather with Lisbeth Mulcahy, and Gaby Wieland chats about rose hips

  • Season 4 Episode 13: EPISODE: 13

    Presenter Sile Nic Chonaonaigh finds out how to make cod liver oil with sheep farmer Eoghan O Curraighin, and learns how to help farm animals with upset stomachs by creating a remedy from tormentil roots with Margaret Kitty Ni Bhaoill. She also makes a return visit to Sean Boylan, who teaches her about more herbs

  • Season 4 Episode 12: EPISODE: 12

    Sile Nic Chonaonaigh visits fourth-generation butcher Ed Hick in Bray, Co Wicklow, who shows her how to make damson jam from plums. Plus, the presenter meets Cearbhuil Ni Fhionghusa, who creates an autumn syrup from blackberries and elderberries

  • Season 4 Episode 11: EPISODE: 11

    Presenter Sile Nic Chonaonaigh meets Andy Perkins in Tir an Fhia, Conamara, who shows her how to make an ancient medicinal remedy using a St Brigid's cross. Plus, Padraig Molloy illustrates how to compress comfrey roots, and Eddie Leniham discuses the use of hawthorn

  • Season 4 Episode 10: EPISODE: 10

    Presenter Sile Nic Chonaonaigh learns how to make wine from beetroot with Josie and Maire O Giobuin in Camus, Conamra, and creates a face mask from carrageen with Cearbhuil Ni Fhionghusa. Later, she finds out about the benefits and dangers of using rowan trees in medicine with Gaby Wieland

  • Season 4 Episode 9: EPISODE: 9

    Presenter Sile Nic Chonaonaigh visits Co Clare's Miltown Malbay to meet Cearbhuil Ni Fhionghusa, who creates cosmetics and natural remedies from the plants she grows and finds in her local area. She also visits herbalist Vivienne Campbell, who shows her how to make a tincture from the bark of the geulder rose tree

  • Season 4 Episode 8: EPISODE: 8

    Presenter Sile Nic Chonaoniagh visits bee keeper Micheal Mac Giolla Coda from Co Tipperary, who shows her how to extract honey from a hive. She also meets Dr Frieda Ni Chathain, who demonstrates how to make honey and wild garlic syrup, and herbalist Vivien Campbell discusses a tree that can grow virtually anywhere

  • Season 4 Episode 7: EPISODE: 7

    Presenter Sile Nic Chonaonaigh visits Eoin Warner in County Dublin, who shows her how to make Turkish delight from elder flowers. She also meets up with herbalist Marina Kesso who talks about the health benefits of chickweed, and green fingered Fiann O Nuallain shows her how to 'upcycle' a palette into a herb garden

  • Season 4 Episode 6: EPISODE: 6

    Sile Nic Chonaonaigh visits Micheal O Domhnaill, who explains how to use some of Ireland's traditional herbs to cure ailments, and shows her how to make a blood-cleansing tonic made from nettle roots. Next, she visits herbalist Vivienne Campbell, who demonstrates how to make plantain cream, and Sean Boylan, who takes her to see a field of oxeye daisies

  • Season 4 Episode 5: EPISODE: 5

    Presenter Sile Nic Chonaonaigh explores the health benefits of seaweed, meeting John Bhaba Jeaic who shows her how to forage for the plant at Ceann Golaim. She also visits Dr Prannie Rhatugan, who explains its nutritional value, and award-winning chef Enda McEvoy shows her how to find sea herbs and make an al fresco lunch

  • Season 4 Episode 4: EPISODE: 4

    Presenter Sile Nic Chonaonaigh meets Marina Kesso, who has a herb garden in Sligo, and learns about the health-giving properties of different coloured foods. Later, she forages for wild garlic with Eoin Warner, who demonstrates how to make a quick and easy pesto

  • Season 4 Episode 3: EPISODE: 3

    Sile Nic Chonaonaigh meets mountaineer Rarach O Murchu, and they forage for wild herbs in his garden in Dingle, Co Kerry. They also visit a mountain glen to see the tormentil flower. Later, the presenter goes to see herbalist Gaby Wieland, who has the coltsfoot plant growing outside her back door. The pair discuss the healing and preventative properties of the herb

  • Season 4 Episode 2: EPISODE: 2

    Sile Nic Chonaonaigh meets Margaret Kitty, who practises herbal medicine in Co Donegal. They forage for a bog bean, then make it into a tea which can help cure the winter blues. Sile also goes to the Organic Centre to see Jim McNamara, who has made a diagram of the evolution of plants, and meets botanist Tony McNally

  • Season 4 Episode 1: EPISODE: 1

    The return of the programme in which Sile Nic Chonaonaigh meets people who garden using traditional methods. She begins by visiting Dr Frieda Ni Chathain, who uses herbs to treat many illnesses and has established a physic garden at Mount Trenchard, Co Limerick, while Jim McNamara, Dr Aoibheann Nic Dhonnchadh and Gaby Wieland talk about the medicinal properties of the globe artichoke, feverfew, valerian, St. John's Wort and lemon balm

Garrai Glas: Season 3

  • Season 3 Episode 13: EPISODE: 13

    Sile Nic Chonaonaigh visits Stiofan O Currain in Cill Chiarain where he grows a huge variety of vegetables. Anne McKeon shares tips on how to clear up the garden at the end of the season, and Klaus Laitenberger demonstrates how to make a traditional clamp to store potatoes for winter

  • Season 3 Episode 12: EPISODE: 12

    Sile Nic Chonaonaigh visits regular guest expert Jim McNamara in his own garden, which includes a four-acre forest he has planted over the course of 20 years. Gaby Wieland takes the presenter foraging for nettle seeds and talks about their great benefits, while Klaus Laitenberger builds a cold frame

  • Season 3 Episode 11: EPISODE: 11

    Merchant Navy man Simon Jennings, who lives in Carna, Co Galway, provides a tour of his vegetable garden, which is inspired by the food he has seen on his travels as well as traditional Irish staples. Kay Synott explores the progress in Sile Nic Chonaonaigh's own garden and John O Maille teaches her how to build the traditional cruach mona, the reek of turf

  • Season 3 Episode 10: EPISODE: 10

    Sile Nic Chonaonaigh visits Lochlann O Mearain in his garden just outside Westport, where he grows vegetables, has an apple orchard and keeps pigs. The actor reveals why he is passionate about food grown and made locally. Plus, Sile visits a holy well with Jim McNamara

  • Season 3 Episode 9: EPISODE: 9

    Sile Nic Chonaonaigh takes a look at old crafts and visits quilter Ester Kiely, who shows her how to hand-quilt. Anne McKeon demonstrates how to enhance a garden space by making use of things other people throw away, and Gaby Wieland explains how to make a medicinal oat straw tincture

  • Season 3 Episode 8: EPISODE: 8

    Sile Nic Chonaonaigh visits a small farm in Gleann Trasna, Connemara, owned by Ronan O hEidhin, who discusses his plans to renovate the house and have a smallholding like his grandparents once had. Klaus Laitenberger shows Sile how to build an insect hotel, and she learns from Miriam Sheerin about generating turbine power

  • Season 3 Episode 7: EPISODE: 7

    Sile Nic Chonaonaigh heads to Ceathru Thaidhg in Mayo to visit Caitlin and Micheal O Seighin's flower and vegetable garden, which has been badly affected by storms. Plus, the Future Forests nursery in West Cork offers Sile advice on what to grow in a seaside garden, and Peadar O Riada shows her how to make a traditional beehive using straw

  • Season 3 Episode 6: EPISODE: 6

    Sile Nic Chonaonaigh visits John Dolan in West Cork, where he has transformed several acres of boggy hillside into a forest garden. Later, John O Maille gives her a second lesson in traditional turf-cutting, and Klaus Laitenberger offers weeding tips

  • Season 3 Episode 5: EPISODE: 5

    Sile Nic Chonaonaigh meets Gary O Gallachoir and Josephine Nic Aoidh, who have a smallholding in Anagaire in Donegal, where they grow their own food and keep fowl and pigs. Sile also visits Klaus Laitenberger to build a cloche and speaks to John McDonald in Co Clare about generating power. Plus, Gaby Wieland shares a recipe for a wild herb smoothie

  • Season 3 Episode 4: EPISODE: 4

    Sile Nic Chonaonaigh travels to Cuil Aodha in Co Cork to meet Nancy Murray, who has a vegetable garden and also keeps hens, ducks and bees. Later, Sile meets John O Maille on the bog, where he shows her how turf was cut by hand long ago. Plus, Kay Synott builds raised beds for the garden, and Gaby Wieland uses dandelion flowers to make lemonade

  • Season 3 Episode 3: EPISODE: 3

    Sile Nic Chonaonaigh builds a compost system in her garden with the help of Kay Synott, and visits Moycullen, Co Galway, to meet Fionn O Sealbhaigh who rents an allotment plot. She also goes foraging on the shore with Jorg Muller and tries fly fishing with Sean O Fiannachta

  • Season 3 Episode 2: EPISODE: 2

    Sile Nic Chonaonaigh visits Indreabhan, Co Galway, to meet Mairtin Daibhi O Coisdealbha who has a small garden and experiments with different ways of growing plants in peaty soil. Later, she goes foraging in the woods with Jorg Muller and speaks to Klaus Laitenberger about the best ways to start a garden

  • Season 3 Episode 1: EPISODE: 1

    Sile Nic Chonaonaigh travels the country to meet gardeners who grow using traditional methods, plus cooks, foragers and fishermen. In the first episode, Sile works on the outdoor space of her new property, and Maidhc P O Conaola offers stories and tips

Garrai Glas: Season 2

  • Season 2 Episode 13: EPISODE: 13

    Sile Nic Chonaonaigh meets Enda O Conghaile, who grows much of the produce used in his restaurant on Inis Oirr, and the pair catch a lobster for lunch. Jim McNamara examines medicinal herbs, and Kay Synott demonstrates mulching techniques, while Aoife Kirwan discusses the effects of food on the body

  • Season 2 Episode 12: EPISODE: 12

    Sile Nic Chonaonaigh visits Moycullen in Co Galway to meet Marcus Thornton, who grows a variety of produce on his vegetable patch. She also hunts for mushrooms with Johnathan Spazzi, Jim McNamara builds a herb spiral, and Pat Spain shows how to care for an apple tree

  • Season 2 Episode 11: EPISODE: 11

    Sile Nic Chonaonaigh meets Ciara Ni Dhiomsaigh, who after starting gardening just a few years ago, now grows the majority of her own food. Jim McNamara, the director of Limerick's Organic College, discusses the importance of healthy soil, while Gaby Wieland makes sourdough bread and Mairin Ni Mhurchu looks at biodiversity

  • Season 2 Episode 10: EPISODE: 10

    Sile Nic Chonaonaigh talks to Peadar Mac a Bhaird who promotes local produce in any way he can. She also speaks to √Čanna Ni Lamhna about the secret enemies of the garden, while Jim McNamara builds a high bed. Plus, Aoife Kirwan discusses how to look after your diet when working long hours

  • Season 2 Episode 9: EPISODE: 9

    The team meets Micheal and Tina O Maolain, who grow vegetables at a site in Cill Chiarain, Connemara. Gaby Wieland makes nettle soup, Joerg Mueller goes foraging with Sile Nic Chonaonaigh, and Aoife Kirwan talks about healthy eating for children

  • Season 2 Episode 8: EPISODE: 8

    Sile Nic Chonaonaigh heads to Co Waterford to meet Fergal O Neill, who grows vegetables and keeps chickens. Kay Synott gives Sile a lesson in crop rotation, while √Čanna Ni Lamhna discusses the insects a gardener needs, and Gaby Wieland makes tea with flowers and herbs

  • Season 2 Episode 7: EPISODE: 7

    Sile Nic Chonaonaigh travels to An Daingean to meet Juli Ni Mhaoileoin, who gardens using a traditional method associated with the phases of the moon, before going foraging on the seashore with Joerg Mueller. Jim McNamara plants an edible hedge, and Hans Wieland makes jam without sugar

  • Season 2 Episode 6: EPISODE: 6

    Sile Nic Chonaonaigh meets Padraig O Duibhir - her neighbour in Na Forbacha - who has a large traditional garden and plans carefully in order to have plenty growing through the winter. Jim McNamara discusses the lessons that can be learned from having weeds, and Gaby Mieland shows how to use herbs in the kitchen

  • Season 2 Episode 5: EPISODE: 5

    Sile Nic Chonaonaigh meets Michael Kelly, the founder of the Grow it Yourself Ireland network, at a site in Dunmore East where he grows most of his own food and keeps a holding of animals. She also visits the Organic College in Co Limerick to find out more about composting, and discovers how to make goat's cheese, while Mairin Ni Mhurchu talks about conserving water in the garden

  • Season 2 Episode 4: EPISODE: 4

    Sile Nic Chonaonaigh visits Padraig O Tuairisc's garden on Inis Mor and looks around a polytunnel. Kay Synott explains how to lay out the structures and Hans Wieland makes ketchup

  • Season 2 Episode 3: EPISODE: 3

    Sile Nic Chonaonaigh travels to North Galway, where she meets basket-maker and grower Joe Hogan, before meeting up with old friend Jim McNamara, who teaches her how to deal with wet ground. Jorg Muller forages by a lake and Hans Wieland makes green tomato chutney

  • Season 2 Episode 2: EPISODE: 2

    Sile Nic Chonaonaigh visits Trevor Sargent in Balbriggan, Co Dublin, who has a small but productive garden, and Gaby Wieland talks about 'superfoods'. Plus, Lynn O'Keeffe-Lascar demonstrates how wildlife can be attracted with a garden pond

  • Season 2 Episode 1: EPISODE: 1

    Sile Nic Chonaonaigh visits Nuala Ni Chonghaile in Ros a Mhil, Co Galway, where generations of her family have grown food on the same plot of land. They plant courgettes together in her Connemara version of a Victorian garden, and look at the Bog Myrtle, a flowering plant, as a way of preventing mosquito bites

Garrai Glas: Season 1

  • Season 1 Episode 13: EPISODE: 13

    Sile Nic Chonaonaigh visits Setanta O Dochartaigh, who has reclaimed a garden from a bog in Connemara, and Jim McNamara shows her how to care for soil in winter

  • Season 1 Episode 12: EPISODE: 12

    Sile Nic Chonaonaigh travels to Inis Mor and meets Padraig O Direain, who grows co-operatively with other people on the island. She also visits a doctor who cooks a seaweed feast

  • Season 1 Episode 11: EPISODE: 11

    Sile Nic Chonaonaigh visits Co Mayo to meet Stiofan O Donnacha, who grows his own fruit and vegetables just as his parents did, and Jim McNamara demonstrates how planting willows can provide shelter for a garden

  • Season 1 Episode 10: EPISODE: 10

    Sile Nic Chonaonaigh revisits Inis Oirr and meets Mairead Ui Fhlatharta, who shows her how to grow potatoes and make bread. She also views the potato collection at Lissadell House

  • Season 1 Episode 9: EPISODE: 9

    Sile Nic Chonaonaigh meets Alastair Mac Aindreasa who shows her how to plant tomatoes from seed and she learns how to make the best organic fertilizer using a plant from the garden

  • Season 1 Episode 8: EPISODE: 8

    Sile Nic Chonaonaigh meets Sean O Coistealbha, who has a herb garden by the sea, as well as visiting the Organic Centre in Leitrim to learn how to make blackcurrant wine

  • Season 1 Episode 7: EPISODE: 7

    Sile Nic Chonaonaigh meets Colm O Gallchoir, who planted his Donegal garden on the hill surrounding his house, and visits Seedsavers in Co Clare, where more than 100 varieties of heritage apple have been saved

  • Season 1 Episode 6: EPISODE: 6

    Sile Nic Chonaonaigh meets Maedhbh Seoighe, who has a small back garden in a city and wants to grow her own produce, and Niamh Ni Dhuill gives expert composting advice

  • Season 1 Episode 5: EPISODE: 5

    Sile Nic Chonaonaigh visits Inis Mor, where she meets Dara Molloy, who has been growing organic produce for 25 years, and Jim McNamara shows her several varieties of heritage potatoes

  • Season 1 Episode 4: EPISODE: 4

    Sile Nic Chonaonaigh visits Loughrea, Co Galway, and talks to Padai Rua O Baoill who has been growing vegetables in the past few years. Gaby Wieland from The Organic Centre in Co Leitrim makes winter remedies to cure aches and pains

  • Season 1 Episode 3: EPISODE: 3

    Sile Nic Chonaonaigh meets Donal O Cnaimhsi, a gardener at Glenveagh National Park, who shows her how organic gardening is managed on a larger scale. Sile also embarks on a woodland foraging trip

  • Season 1 Episode 2: EPISODE: 2

    Sile Nic Chonaonaigh meets Padraig Poil, who grows his own organic vegetables and raises his cattle on the Aran Island of Inis Oirr, and views beehives with Breandan O Cochlain

  • Season 1 Episode 1: EPISODE: 1

    Sile Nic Chonaonaigh takes a look at organic gardening, travelling the country and meeting people who use natural techniques to help their gardens grow

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