Launch of ‘Fungi’ book in Avon­dale

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ALL MINDS were fo­cused on ‘mush­rooms’ at Rath­drum’s Avon­dale House on Fri­day, the set­ting for the launch of a new pub­li­ca­tion on the Fungi to be found in Ir­ish wood­lands.

Tom Killen TD, Min­is­ter of State at the Depart­ment of Agri­cul­ture, Fisheries and Food of­fi­cially launched the guide ‘For­est Fungi of Ire­land.’ The pub­li­ca­tion de­tails 43 ed­i­ble types of mush­room, 14 types best not to be eaten and 13 highly poi­sonous types to be avoided at all costs. The pub­li­ca­tion pro­vides clear il­lus­tra­tions and de­scrip­tions of the var­i­ous fungi, and is aimed at en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple to forge for wild and ed­i­ble fungi.

Com­ment­ing at the launch, Min­is­ter Killeen noted, ‘It’s clear from this pub­li­ca­tion that there are non tim­ber ben­e­fits to be gained from our wood­lands that haven’t been fully ex­ploited too date and un­doubt­edly there is a great scope for ex­pan­sion in this area.’

Copies can be bought from the web­site Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on fungi in the Ir­ish coun­try­side can be found at­

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