You Are Invited…

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Bealtaine celebration is almost here!

This is the biggest event in the Bealtaine Cottage diary and this year is the eleventh celebration of Summer in the permaculture gardens!

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As part of the anniversary celebration, Bealtaine Cottage and gardens will be open all day on Friday the 1st of May, Bealtaine!

And open to all well-wishers who want to celebrate Bealtaine with Colette on this most magical of places in the West of Ireland.

Sedge in flower today at Bealtaine
Sedge in flower today at Bealtaine

There will be food, drink and a festival ambience for all friends of Bealtaine Cottage, free of charge.

This is an All-Day Event…come at whatever time suits you during daylight!

Near the veranda at Bealtaine Cottage
Near the veranda at Bealtaine Cottage


From Ballyfarnon in County Roscommon, travel on the R284 to Keadue for approx 4km.
In Keadue turn right at the top of Village, signposted Leitrim Village.
Travel for approx 2km and take right (L5036) and house is third on the left.

From Carrick on Shannon in County Leitrim, travel on the R284 to Leitrim Village, approx 5km.
In Leitrim Village go over bridge and take left road signposted Keadue.
Travel for approx 6km and take left (L5036) and house is third on the left.

Distance from:

Keadue 2km
Boyle 12km
Carrick on Shannon 11km
Sligo 35km
Dublin 160km


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  1. Hi Colette, I just ordered two books and two bumper stickers could you please post them all together if possible. You could slip the bumper stickers inside of the books. Thank you. Fyi- these are a 50th birthday gift to myself, I wanted to visit Ireland for my birthday but I will buy your books and Terri’s herb books and image I am there instead.

  2. Hello Collette , We 4 sisters r having an Irish holiday and based in C.Clare for 6 weeks.Sorry we weren’t here for your festival but as I run a permaculture farm in OZ I would love to meet you while I am in Eire.Leaving in a few days so I will see if you send a reply before we leave (11Oct-23rdNov)

    • Good morning Lorraine!
      Visits are organized through the website “Bealtaine Cottage Good Life”…My phone number, address and all the details for booking a visit are on the site. I look forward to meeting you!
      Blessings X

  3. I would love to come along. Been wanting to visit for a while, and can’t think of a better way to celebrate Beltane. Only thing is I have visitors coming from UK, will have to see what their movements are but hope to see you then Collette. Thanks for the invite! I’m looking forward to being inspired.

  4. How wonderful! Unfortunately for me I will have to be there in spirit only…I won’t be “crossing the pond” for awhile….but our dream of living in Ireland may be getting closer…perhaps next year I will make it. Have a wonderful time….I am sure the gardens will be glorious!

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