The Walls are Alive, The Cottage Breathes…

Morning at Bealtaine, infused with tasks and rituals as the hands on the clock move towards midday on this last Thursday of September. There was a full moon last night. This was the true Mabon or Equinox moon, casting light through the trees that surround the cottage, illuminating the landscape, lighting the way. The air […]

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The Woodland Cottage

It is Lughnasadh, the last great festival of the Celtic Calendar! The year is tipping towards an end as Samhain marks the beginning of the new year… There has been much change here at Bealtaine Cottage as the canopy of trees has merged to form what is now truly a woodland. This evolution has happened […]

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The Living Earth in Early Winter…Goddess Permaculture Ireland

Thirty two photographs of the Goddess-inspired Permaculture Gardens of Bealtaine Cottage, taken on the morning of the 9th of November 2016. Every picture tells a story…enjoy! More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of.  Lord Alfred Tennyson Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not […]

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A Sense of Purpose

This is a month of many visitors to Bealtaine. It is also the month of midsummer. The ascent towards the solstice is happening. It is actually visible in the growth all around me at Bealtaine Cottage. Grass has grown tall and is seeding. Nettles are almost past their prime, for once the flower heads appear […]

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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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