Last summer, Ronan Kelly's Ireland visited Carrowcrory, and Ronan has a huge social media following.
I. John, had an appointment elsewhere so Claire Roche hosted Ronan, and what an amazing presentation she did, and an amazing video production by Ronan.
It is a perfect video to introduce what we can offer you here at Carrowcrory.
Here is the YouTube version ... no subtitles
... and click here for the Facebook version with subtitles ...
A couple of testimonials posted with this video ..
“This was near the end of my time in Ireland, but it was one of the loveliest and most magical days I have ever experienced in my life!
We walked the tree labyrinth in it's vibrant Autumn glory, ate the sweet juicy apples, rested in the stillness and connected with the Earth spirits.
We ate the amazing scones and tea, then listened to John's storytelling and Clair's enchanting harp music.
What an unforgettable day!
If you are ever in Ireland, THIS experience is a must!
This was one of th…
Via Claire Roche, I was given request to let Harpist Edel Loftus use our studio here at Carrowcrory for some video filming use. Fortunately, the building had been used a couple of days before by a women's group making Brighid's Crosses.
I phoned Edel to get some background on what was happening. She mentioned that a few cars were arriving from different directions. At this point I was imagining Edel, one or two harpists, a camera operator and sound operator. So I made some signs to show the way to U.S. From Ballinafad Castle ...
Various cars rolled up with young harpers and their mothers, including Edel's very talented daughter Alida.
So the setting up in the studio begins. Here in the pic below Edel is to the left and Alida to the right.
Harpers kept arriving, so let's have some tea before they start ...
Edel then asked me if they could use two areas, the studio for hard rehearsals and the main room in the cottage for choral rehearsals. The main room with hearth is …
We are still working on restoring and expanding our Garden Of Labyrinths.
The newest work is the marking out of the new Triple Spiral Labyrinth. It has been challenging with three re-builds due to miscalculations and then rain showers turning the site into a mud bath. I will be glad when this is planted so the plants drink the water.
Here is the 'womb' spiral, it's taking shape and you can see the connecting path forming.
Here is the 'left breast' spiral area, but I need to cut away more of the wild grass so I can complete this.
The 'right breast' spiral here is starting to take shape, bit of a mud bath at present, but it is November.
This shot features the centre part that will have a centre feature.
Meanwhile, Claire was here a few days and did substantial tidy up and mulching within the Tree Labyrinth. It is starting to look naked now without its leaves. Here are a few pics after her grand work
I have not done any further work on the new Herb Labyri…