Mother

“I was elected by the women of Ireland, who instead of rocking the cradle, rocked the system.” ~ Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland Walking through the upper gardens this morning and snapping photographs as I went… As I walked I thought about my Mother, my Grandmother and some of the women who have influenced […]

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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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Bealtaine Cottage…the Book!

  Finally…on the home run as they say, working on the cover of my long-awaiting book, “A Cottage and Three Acres”. There’s a few bits on the cover (shown below), to be tweaked, such as the colour of the text and white stitching around the photo on the front (this is it laid out flat!)…but […]

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Homemade Bread and Book Update

As promised, here’s the recipe for my easy to make/bake and life-sustaining bread… For this recipe you’ll need a heavy cast iron saucepan and lid. I use a Le Creuset one, but any cast iron one is good! I use the cup method of measurement since my daughter Cara bought me some stainless steel measuring […]

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Bealtaine Cottage Visitors

Special visitors today, as Paul Kingsnorth and Mark Boyle made the long journey from Galway to spend an afternoon exploring the Permaculture Gardens and soaking up the atmosphere at Bealtaine Cottage. Paul’s first novel, “The Wake,” was nominated and long listed for the Man Booker literary prize this year. He is a former deputy-editor of The Ecologist […]

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