Seedlings, Slugs and Political Shenanigans

On this beautiful day in the west of Ireland…Potting on seedlings, dealing with slugs and enjoying a bit of a rant! When something is not right, then it’s just not right! Please consider supporting Bealtaine Cottage

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Climate Change…The Elephant in the Room

The conference in Paris is underway as I write this. World leaders have gathered to discuss, debate, harangue and eventually come to some agreement…hopefully! However, there are two aspects of any agreement, that the mainstream media will ignore, in their reporting of the biggest threat to face humankind ever! The first one is evident to […]

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Time of Destruction

Reflecting on the past weekend and the sad events which overtook us all… The podcast from Bealtaine Cottage…

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Is Ireland Ready For a Second Famine?

It is not what Food Harvest 2020 and Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney would be prepared for, despite the fact that the Ministry is ultimately responsible for the food security of the nation! The people of Ireland would be forced to repeat the history of the 1840s and this time at the hands of their own […]

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We Have Governments

We have governments grown into monsters, so disconnected from the will of the people, that they have to control the mainstream media. We have governments wanting us to spend away our own future and that of our children…consume, consume, consume! We have governments leading us into wars that have nothing to do with us! We have […]

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As War Looms…keeping Faith with Mother Earth!

Such news as makes me angry…so off into the gardens to get working and channel my energy as best I can! And as if Mother Earth heard my despair, she has worked tirelessly overnight making the compost heap look beautiful…I laugh out loud in joy! This morning as I spread compost and seaweed on the […]

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The Month of Lughnasa

Lughnasa heralds the beginning of Autumn in the Celtic calendar. Leaves have already begun to drop, with the gentle Birch tree being the first to shed. There is so much fertility in this annual drop…Bealtaine now boasts reasonable soil, compared to ten years ago! The change is equally gentle this year, as the summer gradually […]

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Game of Thrones

Western skies move slowly, as clouds bank up from the Atlantic Ocean. Warm air merges with rain sodden earth and the mist rises, wisping it’s way over mountains, that sweep down to bog and lough on the western shores of Europe. Ireland moves inexorably towards Midsummer and Solstice. The settlements dotting the landscape are timeless, […]

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An Act of Defiance from the Edge of Empire!

It seems as though governments all over the western world are colluding with big corporations and the energy companies to deliberately destroy our environments, and, in the face of much opposition from those who elected them into power…the people. I have yet to meet the person who supports war, fracking, privatisation of utilities, or GMOs. […]

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