Fuinneamh Festival

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For 2 nights beneath the cosmos join us as we celebrate Fuinneamh – a multi-sensory wonderland: The best sound systems, the most cutting edge stage design, visual & lighting displayed, our favourite local and underground electronic artists spanning from Techno to acoustic and folk. Our holistic village is home to workshops, healing therapies and classes all weekend long.

Fuinneamh is more than a festival, it’s about connection. Connection with ourselves, connection with this land and to those who walked it before us.We believe in freedom of expression and we believe in a better future.

Join us in 2021 for the biggest & best Fuinneamh celebration yet.

Grá Rithim agus Athrú – Love Rhythm and Change.

Soul Child Books

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Children’s Therapeutic Story Books by Trish Reddy, illustrated by her daughter, Caoilfhinn Reddy.

Their first therapeutic book, “The Courage Cloak”, introduces Céilí, the young Sidhe Fae, who is yet to realise the courage she needs is already within her. Céilí loves hearing the tales of her heroic ancestors. She wishes she could be brave like them, but instead Céilí is realising she spends her days feeling frightened, she feels afraid going to school, meeting new people or going to new places. Come with Céilí as she learns that you don’t need to be a brave hero to find your own courage.

FIONNÁIN Creative Arts

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FIONNÁIN Creative Arts™ studio of creative art is a Mullingar based photographic, film, art, & design school for creative talent with an interest in creative arts and home to FINNimaje™ and Creative Director Jason Ó Fionnáin

Currently in pre-production, Gods & Fighting Men is an Irish historical drama filmed on location in Ireland set in the year 220 AD.

The Celtic Wheel

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Mari Kennedy

The Celtic Wheel 20/21 is a year-long journey through the 8 Festivals. It is designed for women who want to activate their feminine wisdom and their sovereign power so they can live in more balance while in service to the new world emerging.

The Celtic wheel is the calendar handed down to us from our Celtic and pre-Celtic ancestors. Our Celtic ancestors were rooted in the rhythms of nature and the cosmos and the interconnectedness of all things. 

The world of strive-drive over-culture is collapsing around us. We as women are exhausted living that way. The Celtic Wheel is an ancient map that can help bring women back into balance and into our sovereignty,  so we can spin a new world into being.

Treibh

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‘Treibh {Tribe} is an experimental music project releasing music throughout 2021 honouring the Solstices, Equinoxes and Fire Festivals on an album entitled ‘Roth na Bliana.’ {Wheel of the Year’} The goal of the venture being to explore Irish folklore, paganism and history throughout the year with music and art.

Featuring three core members from various musical and creative backgrounds, Adam Robert Martin, Martin Byrne and Amy Aoife McCausland, The album will feature traditional and some not so traditional instruments, with bilingual voice as well as some additional guest collaborators along the way.

Each piece of music is released on or around each Quarter Day and Fire Festival with artwork added to a central Wheel piece over the course of the year. The album will feature additional experimental ‘Threads’. These are more raw, experimental pieces, some improvised, some reworked, that tie each of the main pieces of music together to form a cohesive body of work.

‘Roth na Bliana’ is available as ‘pay what you like’ on Bandcamp and each time we release a track, those who have paid for the album get these new tracks free. Each track can also be streamed or purchased separately.

Hopefully by the end of 2021, the wheel will be complete and in 2022 we hope to take Treibh live to perform ‘Roth na Bliana’ for audiences.’

Mythical Mournes

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My name is Aoife Mooney and I live in Mourne, County Down. I started Mythical Mournes in the summer of 2019 when I wrote some short stories for my niece, I told her about the fairies in the Mourne Mountains and the Mermaids in the sea and she loved them! I have always been enamoured by the thought of mythical creatures and so I decided to start an Instagram page to showcase my poetry and short stories as it’s not something I had seen before and I thought people would enjoy them.

Hometree

Crainn

Our work is to establish and conserve permanent native woodland in Ireland, encouraging land regeneration and biodiversity through afforestation, restoration and education.

Ireland was once a land of forests. At one time, up to 80% of the country was covered in native wildwood. Irish culture still contains echoes of this, in Ireland’s ‘tree alphabet’ – the ancient Ogham script – in the Gaelic names for common trees, folklore, and song.

Yet today, Ireland is the most deforested country in Europe. Just over 1% of that original forest cover remains. Hometree is changing this. Our vision is the restoration of Ireland’s ancient wildwood. Through conservation, afforestation and education, we aim to create a landscape in which people and forests flourish, together.

Hometree began in a small community garden project in winter 2015, where we saw how important it was for people to connect with nature. Five years on, hometree has planted over 30,000 pioneer trees like scots pine, willow and alder, while hundreds of people have contributed time and resources to the vision of incorporating more trees into the Irish landscape, bringing all the benefits that woodlands create.

Our current fundraising comes from partnerships, people and businesses who share and wish to support Hometree’s goals and those who are curious to educate themselves and connect to their sense of stewardship for the natural world. We’ve worked with over 50 businesses, from small startups to multinational organisations like Medtronic, the global leader in medical technology.

What began as a tree-planting charity is growing into a project which endeavours to deeply connect people with nature, and facilitates a wide variety of projects that are fundamental to addressing both Ireland’s declining biodiversity and the unfolding climate challenge.


Three Branches of Hometree

Aidan Killian

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Aidan Killian is a spirited, charismatic and passionate storyteller and comedian who left a corporate banking job in 2008 to save the world, one endorphin at a time. He studied storytelling at Emerson College in 2009 and at the Mezrab Storytelling School in 2020.

Aidan’s impassioned and hilarious shows have been known to expose the hypocrisy and injustice in this world while leaving the audience in a state of joy. After a show, at Ireland’s largest festival (Electric Picnic) he was greeted with a giant group hug.

He is in demand internationally as an experienced, professional and truly global act, and has performed shows all over the world; A peace festival in the Middle East, Off Broadway in New York, The Amsterdam Storytelling Festival in 2019 and he did a storytelling tour of Ireland called The Sitting Room Bards.

He has performed his unique comedy style for 7 Edinburgh Fringe Festivals and was a ‘highlight’ at Glastonbury Festival 2016 and 2017. In 2017 he was nominated for Best Comedian at The World Fringe and has been sharing laughter on stages all over the world since.

He is presently passionate about sharing the ancient wisdom from Irish Mythology and believes that peace can be gained from a well-told story, and shall keep telling stories until this is achieved. He is excited about his eighth one man show, the story of Ireland’s mythological saviour, Lugh.