Tonight at 8pm on RTÉ ONE, presenter of Faoi Bhláth, Aedín Ní Thiarnaigh examines the wildflowers found on our roadsides and one of Ireland's most common and controversial wildflowers is in the spotlight; the dandelion.

Sa chlár seo déanann Aedín Ní Thiarnaigh iniúchadh ar na bláthanna fiáine a fhásann ar thaobh an bhóthair agus cuirtear spotsholas ar cheann de na bláthanna is fliúrsí agus is conspóidí sa tír, an caisearbhán.

Pléitear piseoga a bhaineann leis an mbláth choitianta seo, chomh maith lena thábhacht do phailneoirí. Tugann an Dr Amanda Browne léargas dúinn ar ról an chaisearbháin i sláinte na mbeach in Éirinn agus ar leithinis Chorca Dhuibhne, casann Aedín leis an oide dúlra Darach Ó Murchú a thaispeánann di conas an bláth a úsáid chun tintiúr a dhéanamh.

Aedín Ní Thiarnaigh

Chomh maith leis sin, faigheann Aedín oideas blasta eile ón gcócaire Louise Brosnan a úsáideann peitil gheala agus duilleoga searbha an chaisearbháin chun blas uathúil a chur lena cuid cócaireachta.

In this episode Aedín Ní Thiarnaigh examines the wildflowers found on our roadsides and one of Ireland’s most common and controversial wildflowers is in the spotlight; the dandelion.

The presenter shares some widespread superstitions about the flower in Irish folklore and seeks to learn more about its role in supporting pollinators. Ecologist Amanda Browne explains the important link between dandelions and our bee population. Aedín also travels to the Dingle Penisula where Darach Ó Murchú shows her how to make a tincture from the plant.

Aedín also meets with Chef Louise Brosnan who shows her how the flower’s bright petals and bitter leaves can add a unique flavour to simple recipes.

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