Resilience of The Bealtaine Project as Drought and Heatwave Ravage Ireland

Extreme weather conditions have struck once again here in Ireland. Planting over eleven hundred trees over fourteen years has meant resilience for Bealtaine Cottage. This continual onslaught of extreme weather is fast establishing itself as the new normal! From the normally mild summers of Ireland and the UK, numerous locations in the Northern Hemisphere have […]

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Common Ground

It is the small, unsung bits of humanity that bind us together…kindness and compassion.

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Honouring Gaia, a Simple, Spiritual Philosophy.

 A misty morning at Bealtaine Cottage. The very beauty of this  morning defies one not to honour the Earth, honour Gaia. This is an important part of living with and on Gaia. We have a co-dependent “Web of Life” that includes all physical forms of existence from plants to humans. Gaia is Earth’s authentic name […]

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Celtic Triad. Permaculture Musings from Bealtaine Cottage, West of Ireland.

Produce in the tunnel is growing well. There is always some food to be harvested in here all year round. This is important as I am a vegan and need to ensure a good supply of fresh, wholesome, organic food. A view of the fruit and vegetable gardens taken from the field behind Bealtaine. Kilronan Mountain […]

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