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 experien
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 r
Urgent, click here to our Carrowcrory Community Woodland drive! Next Sunday Sessions Live - Sunday 30th August, at 2pm Irish Time Watch here Live! ... or watch the archive later (click pic to set reminder) 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 ... please contribute to this next Sunday Session . Please contact me to send a short 5 minute talk of your experience, or poem, short story, or song to be considered for sharing on this Sunday Session. I will explain the different choices for doing this when I message you back. Many thanks.