Bealtaine Cottage: the good life

This has been re-posted from…Thanks to Dermot McNally, a (twice) visitor to Bealtaine Cottage, who wrote this blog on his website…


Do you ever feel that one person can’t make a profound impact on both the environment and on other people while still living the good life? Well, think again and read on.

Colette O’Neill, a sixty something Omagh native, is the friendly and informative owner of Bealtaine Cottage, located just outside Keadue in North Roscommon. In 2004 Colette was tired of the pace of London life and took the brave decision to move back to Ireland to pursue the ‘Good Life’ – to live as she puts it, as “lightly and sustainably” as possible. In doing so Colette set herself an immense challenge; to take a derelict cottage on a north facing slope of three acres of wet, rushy land and create

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