A Weekend of Sustainable Living…

Many people are trying to make the transition into a more sustainable way of living. Permaculture, growing food, making wine, spinning… are all facets of sustainable living that interest many people, as the economy continues to dwindle. Visitors to this blog and the Bealtaine Cottage YouTube channel continue to grow at an amazing rate…sparking an […]

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Bealtaine Cottage Fruit Growing and Winemaking Workshop

Growing food is important. Here at Bealtaine Cottage there is another bumper crop of Blackcurrants, Rhubarb, Apples, Pears and Plums growing. Preserving and using fruit is a challenge when the crops are this abundant! Making wine is one of the delights of summer, allowing fruit to be preserved in a unique and tasteful way…wine! There […]

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How To Make A Willow Wigwam Plant Support…for Free!

Place a tyre on the ground. This acts as a guide to the size of the wigwam. Insert poles of Willow, Hazel or Ash into the ground around the tyre…it helps if the ground is soft! Tie the poles together at the top, string will do, but I use a few thin ‘whips’ of Willow! […]

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The All-Ireland Permaculture Gathering…

I brought lots of flowers and seed heads into the cottage to brighten up the greyness that is July. Nothing stops the movement towards Lughnasa and the time of spiritual gathering. The “All Ireland Permaculture Gathering,” takes place near Bealtaine Cottage this year in the town of Strokestown, County Roscommon. It’s ideally placed, being located […]

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