The Great Creatrix

The photographer from Irish Country Magazine has just left…the magazine photo-shoot is over! You can read all about Bealtaine Cottage in the Dec/Jan edition, which will be on the shelves at the end of November! As we walked around the gardens, the conversation turned to the story of how Bealtaine emerged from rushy fields and […]

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The Magical and The Sacred

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It is a rare thing…to be lost for words. A day in Autumn that changes one perspective on life and the meaning of it all. Where shall I begin? Perhaps where I started, this morning, camera in my dressing gown pocket and mug of hot coffee in my hand, traipsing out in rubber clogs onto […]

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Earthing

Earthing is a way of connecting with Mother Earth, going barefoot, without shoes whenever possible. There’s just something about the feel of the ground under my feet that is magical and energizing. The energy of the Earth was part of everyday life for our ancestors. They walked the Ley Lines, they felt the energy of […]

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Bealtaine Eve in Ireland

    The rain taps on the cottage roof as the Eve of Bealtaine draws in. All the dry, warm weather is ended abruptly with heavy,¬†rhythmic rain.   This Summer’s Eve will be freshened with Atlantic rain and the dry earth will release scents of green…yes, indeed, colour has a scent!   Bealtaine is the […]

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Magical Woodland by an Irish Castle

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Stepping into a magical woodland can be one of the most healing and re-energizing acts of care for oneself. This morning I ventured into the woods around Kilronan Castle and the mystical Lough Meelagh, a short distance from Bealtaine Cottage. I’m glad to have brought my little camera, as am now able to share this […]

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The Enchantment of Belcoo

It’s late as I write this blog…I really should be in bed, but the beauty of the day has filled me with enthusiasm to share it with you! I made a journey to Omagh this morning to visit my mother. The day was bright and the sky clear as I set off on the journey […]

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Lughnasa and the Solstice…Ancient Time

At certain times today, as I was working outside, I had a distinct sense of Autumn. The way the sun shone on a plant, the smell from the earth around my feet…it was quite tangible. The growing cycle in the west of Ireland adheres very much to the old Celtic calendar. It is easy to […]

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