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Apple Folklore & Avalon Stories

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Next Nature Folklore Sessions Live - Sunday 19th September, at 2pm Irish Time Watch here Live! ... or watch the archive later (click pic to set reminder) Apple Folklore & Avalon Stories exploring apples and their traditions for survival, inspiration, and wisdom I am passionate about Apple folklore, probably my own favourite folklore. I find a bite into a fresh crispy apple is always enchanting and always sets off my imagination. Does this happen with you? We will adventure into ancient apple symbolisms of life, nourishment, and survival. Also included will be fairy stories and enchanting goddess stories where apples and apple trees are a central within them, and even serpents among them too. The intimate connections between water, sacred wells, and apple trees will be entered into also. Apple celebrations in Ireland will be introduced, including the return of the Lovely Leitrim Apple Day, and the fun and inspiring Clonmel Apple Fest. During this Nature F

Tree Sanctuaries Autumn Gathering 2021

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Next Nature Folklore Sessions Live - Sunday 12th September, at 2pm Irish Time Watch here Live! ... or watch the archive later (click pic to set reminder) Tree Sanctuaries Autumn Gathering support for Your Tree Sanctuary desires A time and opportunity to recap on where we are with our Tree Sanctuaries and Tree Sanctuary ideas. This is a time when trees are truly turning colour around us in many places where we live. It is also a time we start to think about and plan our next tree planting season between November and March. This year I will talk about changes that I feel we need to make regarding our attitude and expectations of Tree Planting.  This includes encouraging nature's own regeneration planting and not being in such a rush or over ambitious with our own planting.                                                                                                                                     This also serves as a follow up to our March 'Us An

Harvest Home Gathering 2021

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Next Nature Folklore Sessions Live - Sunday 5th September, at 2pm Irish Time Watch here Live! ... or watch the archive later (click pic to set reminder) Harvest Home Gathering an Autumn Celebration Gathering A social interactive online session. The focus will be on discussions and presentations of harvests from our gardens that we 'bring home'. We can include what we are cooking, making, and baking too. Also how we are storing, preserving, drying, and what we are looking forward to with food and social times, and survival, from now until next Spring. Please volunteer to be a guest focused on you garden harvest, food storing and preparing, and any other natural preparing for the upcoming winter. As a guest you can be live, or send me a pre-recorded video clip, or audio with photographs, or send me some photos and chat about them live with me next Sunday. Please message me to let me know what you can offer, thank you. Also, I would love to share your Ha

Sensing Herbs

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Next Nature Folklore Sessions Live - Sunday 29th August, at 2pm Irish Time Watch here Live! ... or watch the archive later (click pic to set reminder) Sensing Herbs how we are all herbalists A herb session without herb books. A quest to learn a bit from herb plants through your senses, and past uses memories. An experience of wonder, trust, discovery and confidence about some of the plants that may already surround you. You will not need to know their names of the herbs but allow senses to discover how they can benefit you and how to harvest and store them. A lovely intimacy with nature session. Also I invite any herbalists among you who work closely with plants to be included in this broadcast. You can be a live guest on the Sunday or send me a pre-recorded video, or even an audio accompanied with photos and I can weave those together for the show. So intimate herbalists, please contact me :-) Looking forward to you joining us on Sunday.

Poets For Heritage - for Heritage Week

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Next Nature Folklore Sessions Live - Sunday 22nd August, at 2pm Irish Time Watch here Live! ... or watch the archive later (click pic to set reminder) Poets For Heritage - for Heritage Week words that guide us This 'Nature Folklore' session is on the last day of National Heritage Week in Ireland. This is an invitation for you to share your poems on Irish Heritage, especially in relation to water. I will also discuss the importance poetry can have on our lives for well being, vision, interpretation, guidance, memory aid, and for maintaining a sense of connection and wholeness.  What poems have you to share on the rivers, loughs, lakes, ponds, sea shores, holy wells, and water pools in bogs? You can share them on this Nature Folklore session by ... sending me a pre-recorded video offering to perform live online on the show next Sunday sending me a pre-recorded audio with some photos Please message me so we can co-ordinate this Looking forward to you jo

Crom Dubh Legends

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Next Nature Folklore Sessions Live - Sunday 15th August, at 2pm Irish Time Watch here Live! ... or watch the archive later (click pic to set reminder) Crom Cruach LegendsCrom Dubh Legends the lesser known mythology of harvests gathered This, and the previous 'Nature Folklore' sessions, last Sunday, featuring Croms Cruach and Dubh, are perhaps the most niche of all that I present. This is part two of a two part Nature Folklore session exploring the folklore and mythologies of Crom Cruach and Crom Dubh. It is a challenge to separate the two as similar tales are told of both legends. But it does seem that the Crom Dubh mythology arrived later than the reverence for Crom Cruach as a god. The tales of Crom Cruach and Crom Dubh are very intertwined these days. Though nobody really knows the origins and details of either I am going to approach this as Crom Cruach being symbolic as a bringer of harvests, and Crom Dubh as a metaphor mythology of what happens

Crom Cruach Legends

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Next Nature Folklore Sessions Live - Sunday 8th August, at 2pm Irish Time Watch here Live! ... or watch the archive later (click pic to set reminder) Crom Cruach Legends of the lesser known bringer of harvests This, and the following 'Nature Folklore' sessions featuring Crom Dubh, are perhaps the most niche of all that I present. This Crom Cruach sessions is part one of a two part Nature Folklore sessions exploring the folklore and mythologies of Crom Cruach and Crom Dubh. It is a challenge to separate the two as similar tales are told about both. But it does seem that the Crom Dubh mythology arrived later than the reverence for Crom Cruach as a harvest god, very similar to Lugh and Tailtiu combined. The tales of Crom Cruach and Crom Dubh are very intertwined these days. Though nobody really knows the origins and details of either I am going to approach this as Crom Cruach being symbolic as a bringer of harvests, and Crom Dubh as a metaphor mythology