Saturday, September 13, 2014

Between Trees and Water - mid September News

Hello everyone

Continuous glorious weather in Ireland this September
Here is about some woodland, beach and river adventures
and an introduction to Equinox Weekend next weekend.

we are returning to Milltown Wood for Bards In The Woods 
today, Sunday 14th September, 3 pm this afternoon

Its looking exceptional for Bards In The Woods here this time
at 3 pm at Milltown Woods, Co. Leitrim, just north west of Manorhamilton .
Sunny, dry, 19C, is the forecast.

No fee !!! Just bring something for shared picnic, 
and some favourite words to share.

Pics, maps, info, RSVP are all here ...


I rate this as one of the Shinrin Yoku place of Ireland?
A perfect place for Forest Bathing - Boladh na Síoga.

To get here yourself ...

Its best to click to see the larger map, or zoom out one click
as this frame image does not actually show the location


View Milltown, Lurganboy, Co. Leitrim in a larger map

When I arrived, on this visit, nobody was here ...

click here for a blog post of our magical visit here October last year



Autumn Equinox 2014

I will be sending a detailed newsletter about this next week.

Claire Roche and I will be in The Cairn, Spirit Of Folk Festival
opening at Noon on the Saturday 20th September

8pm that evening in concert at the Harcourt Hotel Lounge, Oldcastle
as part of the Loughcrew Festival there.

10 am on the Sunday morning, 21st September
Poetree Walk, Loughcrew Gardens or Millhouse, depending on weather.
Odd time? Well its after the Loughcrew Equinox Sunrise on Cairn T's art stones
and after breakfast

2pm, Bards In The Woods at Mullaghmeen Forest near Castlepollard.

As I say, more details in a special newsletter next week
or keep up to date, somewhat, by visiting my pages

click here for Woodland Bard Pages, click Happenings


For International Friends

Claire Roche and I on tour in USA,

Putting a tour schedule together for between
25th March and 22nd April in states
CA, OR, WA, ID
please email and message back your hosting interest
for Claire Roche and myself.
"Bathing In The Fae's Breath" will be the theme.
house concerts, community theaters, art centres

Vacation Retreats?

During 2015 Tree, Water and Fae lore will feature strong in Vacation Retreats, showing how this lore relates to the changing seasons landscape around us and how personal longings can be fulfilled.

Lots of visualization, creative writing and journaling, good local food, local crafted beverages, and merriment

Again there is some intro info of this on my Woodland Bard Pages

Click here for Woodland Bard Pages - click Retreats



Finally

I am sure you will enjoy this recent Blog Post.

I visited Old Head, Co. Mayo twice during the past week.

Last Sunday for Bards In The Woods
and last Wednesday Claire treated me to a picnic adventure
for a birthday treat ... and the weather was superb !!!

We also went on a local Holy Well Hunt around there,
but that's for another blog.

For one or two future retreats I would like to recommend 3 nights around here.


I had postponed coming to Old Head, Co. Mayo, as a Bards In The Woods destination for a couple of years. With an outstanding warm and sunny weather forecast for September I decided this was the place to go at last.

So this time I visited twice in a week. Through the second visit tide was almost fully out, and this is what it was like. Even the lifeboat was grounded


and if you climb into the woodland the scenes are like this


and then comes the stile,


a kind of exit onto the wild shore


and then it was picnic time


After here we went on a cliff walk, local Holy Well hunt and beautiful sunsets.
A later blog will reveal those

but for now click to read the full blog and pics of this adventure


Thank you again for wading through this lot.

More news to reveal next week

Claire and I truly appreciate your continued support
We look forward to meeting up with you when we can


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