Saturday, August 23, 2014

Our Heritage Week Events

Hello Everyone

I was hoping to get a full August News out to you, but its is not completely written up for you yet.

In this upcoming news is information on upcoming Claire Roche and Woodland Bard concerts in September, Bards In The Woods events for the rest of this month and through September, Concert Window live online concerts we will resume soon from September. Our USA tour through late March and early April next year and retreat tours we are hosting in Ireland in 2015.

However, this weekend in the start of National Heritage Week in Ireland.

It started today with a huge drumming launch at the Hill Of Tara. There are over 1600 events listed around the country, most of them FREE of charge, and we are hosts for 2 of them. This is the news I wish to get to you now.

Both events are Sunday Bards In The Woods events, but different to our usual woodland events,

Isle Of Innisfree

No, we are not going onto the island, but at the point closest to it on the mainland.


This is happening tomorrow, 3 pm on a Sunday afternoon, 24th August, this 2015

This is listed wrong on the Heritage Week website, despite requests to correct it. They have us listed for Monday 3 pm so I hope we do not get angry phone calls about that.

This is not a walking event but a relaxing event.




We meet up at the Isle Of Innisfree car park, opposite the toilets there, head west a little way along the Sligo Way route, then down a pathway, to the right, to the shore, 5 to 10 minutes from the car park.

Here's a pic from Google Street View of where we park


and other Street View of where we climb over the stile to go on the path to our picnic spot


and this Street View is at the jetty looking to the island and the spur of land where we will picnic etc.


Here there is a lovely picnic spot where we share our favourite poems, stories, songs, and shared picnic.



Another view from this picnic spot


It was a lovely warm sunny day last year, for this, but this year the forecast is a cooler 14C and chance of a light shower or two. If it is too wet for us, we will go to nearby Dooney Rock Forest where the trees will shelter us.

Anyone who has shared Bards In The Woods with us knows a good craic happens in all weathers :-)

click here to see the Events Page for this Isle Of Innisfree meet up

Hugh's Well and Sweat House

From time to time, groups of us have enjoyed picnics here at this delightful picnic spot with a beautiful view over Lough Allen, Co. Leitrim.


This is happening at 3 pm on the Sunday afternoon of  31st August 2015

This is the last day of Heritage Week, which is, of course, for 9 days, and it is listed correctly on the Heritage Week website.

Again, not a walking event but a relaxing event


We meet up at the picnic spot, which has a small car park. If the car park fills there are other roadside parking options.

We will explore the ancient sweat house by here in a beautiful bubbling stream location,


and explore the iron reach holy well


surrounded by old mature holly trees.


Again, here we share our favourite poems, stories and share a picnic.


The current long range forecast as I write this is a comfortable 18C, sunny, with a change of a light shower or two.

click here to see the Events Page for this St. Hugh's Sweat House and Holy Well meet up

More about National Heritage Week 2014?


Looking forward to meeting up with some of you at these 2 events

More News Soon

Looking forward to sending you more news soon about what Claire Roche, Woodland Bard, Bards In The Woods Carrowcrory Cottage, and Bathing In The Fae's Breath retreats are up to in September, through the winter and through 2015. 


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