Book Launch at Bealtaine Cottage

The long awaited day has arrived! I received a delivery from my printers in Dublin, of my book, “A Cottage And Three Acres”. It is three years since I put the first chapter on the website and waited for feedback from you, dear supporters of what has become the Bealtaine Project. I recall being  both […]

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Goddess Permaculture…Here It Is!

This is a morning in early winter, at Bealtaine Cottage in the west of Ireland. On this Sunday, the twentieth day of November, I awoke to frost, clear skies and that bitter cold signalling immersion in Winter. Bealtaine Cottage didn’t always look like this…you can see how it once looked at the bottom of this […]

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Permaculture Learning Opportunity

Bealtaine Cottage was conceived, designed, planted and worked by one woman, Colette O’Neill, over twelve years, on some of the poorest land in the North west of Ireland…all North-Facing!  Colette is now offering, for the first time, a series of week long, intensive learning programmes here at Bealtaine Cottage.  ONE WEEK OF INTENSIVE PERMACULTURE A unique […]

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Thank You!

I’m sharing these images of Bealtaine Cottage this evening and saying a massive “Thank You!” to you all! Many of you have been with me from the very beginning, when I first ventured into the world of blogging and began writing about my journey here at Bealtaine Cottage. I attempted in a small way, to […]

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Evening at Bealtaine

Evening falls at Bealtaine Cottage. The nights are drawing in…have you noticed?  “The pale stars were sliding into their places. The whispering of the leaves was almost hushed. All about them it was still and shadowy and sweet. It was that wonderful moment when, for lack of a visible horizon, the not yet darkened world […]

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Earth Day at Bealtaine Cottage

Photographs (18 exclusive photos taken today) from the gardens of Bealtaine Cottage on EarthDay 2016. Words from the Earth Day network…on Bealtaine Cottage Good Life. We are now entering the 46th year of a movement that continues to inspire, challenge ideas, ignite passion, and motivate people to action. In 1970, the year of our first […]

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As Evening Descends…

Towards the end of a perfect day at Bealtaine Cottage. The gardens are looking well tended as the evening descends. Strawberries have been potted up in hanging baskets and seedlings rescued from the gravel around the cottage and potted up. These will make fine plants for the Summer ahead! And…all the while…the birds sing! Please […]

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Metamorphosis

2016 is a year of transformation for Bealtaine Cottage. Changes are being put into place this month in preparation for the year ahead. Last year was the busiest year ever for visitors to the cottage…I lost count somewhere around June and with almost every day welcoming new visitors, work on my writing and gardening began […]

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