As this blog is all about sustainable living I thought it appropriate to write a few words about the wonderful weekend we had at

Growing our own food and producing our own power sustains the body: Yoga is sustenance for the Mind, Body & Soul.


This weekend was fantastic! The amazing, sunny Summer Solstice certainly helped the wonderfulness but sun or no sun…I’d definitely recommend this yoga fest to anyone interested in yoga, healthy food, chilled-outness and meeting nice people. I tried a few different classes from the huge selection of styles at the fest… from Hatha through Iyengar, Kundalini, Ashtanga, Shivam, Vinyass to the upbeat and the inspirational I’d say there was definitely something there for everyone … Some of the classes were even  held outside.

And for those of us with kids… you could bring them with you (for free!). Bonus 🙂 Older kids were welcome to join in and there was free childcare for the little ones. the older ones had an absolute ball with the new friends they made… playground on site… impromptu two-day football tournament… kids yoga and storytelling in the Seomra Spraoi tent.

We had a lovely summer solstice ceremony celebrating and connecting with the divine feminine and the divine male.

This was the second year of the festival and I asked the organiser if it’ll be happening again next year. No promises but …here’s hoping … Maybe see you there in 2015

P.s. it’s great value too … 45e/person for a weekend ticket… kids free…free childcare…need I say more 🙂


Fracking – NO THANKS

September 7, 2011

Just heading out to a public meeting on “fracking” or hydraulic fracturing.. a shale gas extraction process that poses an imminent threat to the lives of the  people in the beautiful county of Leitrim and to the whole of Ireland. A national threat… to our clean water supplies, to our health and to the health and future of our children. Now is definitely the time for community action! See No Fracking Ireland on facebook for more info…!/groups/146055765467930/ WE CAN LIVE WITHOUT GAS, BUT NOT WITHOUT WATER!

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Nature patiently waits and we have only to turn back to her to find relief from our suffering - Dr Bach


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