Wild Atlantic Way

A visit to the wild Atlantic Ocean marks the day that’s in it! The turning of another year for me, so close to the Celtic New Year, I can almost taste the wood-smoke in the air from Samhain bonfires. The ocean is strong and volatile today, churning and heaving life, as it crashes on the […]

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A Loaded Gun

“Western civilization is a loaded gun pointed at the head of this planet.” ― Terence McKenna I was shocked when I first read this quote! However, it is not a statement I can debate, because, from where I am at this moment in time, I have to agree. It is short and succinct! It is […]

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Transition Town Sligo, Monsanto and No 2 GM

On Saturday, as part of the “March Against Monsanto,” campaign held worldwide, I attended a public meeting to raise awareness about Monsanto,and the many issues surrounding GM foods. John Brennan,a long time anti-GM campaigner,and a member of NO 2 GM,an anti GM organisation, http://www.no2gm.com, was the speaker at this event. As Monsanto, the giant biotech U.S. company […]

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March Against Monsanto

The new sign at Bealtaine Cottage, alongside a more important one…”No Fracking!” Time to advertise what it is we stand for! The power of advertising is immense. Corporations and governments allocate massive amounts of money each year to get their messages of suppression and control across to the public. However, we have the access to […]

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The Seed, the Whole Seed, and Nothing but the Seed!

I used to think there was little hope for the lovely Earth we live on…that people did not care and governments would take us all to Hell…on Earth! That was in the past. For several years, since the beginning of this blog, I have had the opportunity to meet thousands of people on-line. Hundreds have […]

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Living the Good Life

Some friends of mine called the other day. They were off to Sligo to do their Christmas shopping. The list of what they had to buy was long and detailed…three children and lots of family living close by! Whilst here, they collected Holly, Ivy, lots of other greenery, as well as a small Christmas tree, […]

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Pictures of a Frack Too Far in Ireland…Every Picture Tells a Fracking Story!

These photographs you are about to see were taken in the area of North West Ireland where prospecting for Gas was carried out in recent years. The site was purchased by the company who test-drilled. Local people remember what happened and have spoken to me about it. In some photographs I am standing right on […]

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Jack, Bealtaine and the Ocean…Permaculture Musings from Ireland at Beltane

Drove to the ocean yesterday. Rosses Point in Sligo on the west coast of Ireland. It was beautiful. Took Jack and he loved it too! Jack approves of the sea and the sand…he got really excited! And he even found friends on the sand… Tonight is the Eve of Bealtaine, the eve of summer, SummerEve… […]

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