Out And About

Ireland has a great biodiversity of fungi but how have the Irish referred to puffballs, stinkhorns and the like over the centuries?

The Irish phrase for mushroom is fás-aon-oíche, meaning that it grows overnight. Interestingly the phrase is also used in relation to city suburbs springing up quickly. Have a listen. Plenty folklore here.

I came upon these growing under a small tree near the Dungarvan bypass, a few kilometres from me. It was a lovely day for a walk.