An Afternoon At Carrowcrory ...

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Here is how our afternoon itinerary works

12 noon

Births Of Mythology

We visit the base of Céis Caves

We visit the base for a photo session and a few myth stories about the mountain and caves.

Here, I share some tales of the Mór na Coire Cíuin, Morrigu, Morrigan

and birth of Bhride, Brideog, Brighid

along with one or two about ancient rascals linked to here.

Some groups arrive here earlier, usually about 11 am, and climb to the caves for a longer session and visit..

I do not accompany that, though. A guide is not really needed so this saves group costs.

I can answer some questions later.

1 pm

Lunch at our local Fox's Den Pub

This is a real traditional local pub,

Its not one that tries to be a traditional pub as visitors may imagine but is what it is, a very old local pub in Ireland. Visitors love having lunch here.

They are not open for lunch daily though. We have to book you in for lunch in advance.

2 pm

Sacred Well Visions

Visit to our local Kingstone, Hags, Grainne Well, according to what story or legend you attach to.

This is a beautiful clean, clear, always fresh spring well.

Here, I share some Sacred Well and Holy well traditions with you,

that I am sure you will discover to be very inspiring

3 pm

Tree Labyrinth Journey at Carrowcrory

Introduction to some tree mythology.

Then, I invite you to take on a simple task to do within the labyrinth

to raise your inspirations and imagination. This is quite a fun time.

4 pm

Share Your Story

The fellowship of turf fireside session to share inspirations and any visions collected from within the Tree Labyrinth,

I do not have any pics to share with you from these sessions as they are for the people present only :-)

If the afternoon is warm and sunny, we enjoy this outside,

and I am currently working on creating a wildflower and herbs 'peace garden' with seats included for that purpose.

This session is followed with the fun of tea and home made scones and home made jam.

5 pm

Hearth Session

Claire Roche shares stories, songs accompanied by her harps.

Sometimes, this is followed by one or two performance offerings from members of the visiting group.

We end the afternoon with a finale of Claire and I, Woodland Bard, together.

The farewells and group bus departing is about 6 pm, in good time for accommodation and dinner.


The entire Afternoon At Carrowcrory for any size group from 1 to 18 people is €200 flat rate for the group, plus €10 per person for lunch. If your group is more than 18 people we can still work something for you.

To Get Here ...

Here's a Google Map to help you get here from the N4 Dublin to Sligo Road by Ballinafad. Look out for the ruined Ballinafad Castle. We are 5 km from Ballinafad, 5 to 10 minutes.

View Carrowcrory Cottage in a larger map

Our Living Tree Labyrinth has over 300 trees, and is about 400 metres to walk.

Here is a construction video clip
but the trees have grown a lot more since this