Kíla

Imbas

Formed at school in Dublin’s late 1980’s, Kíla are heralded as one of Ireland’s most innovative and exciting bands. Their unique sound has been ever evolving, rooted in tradition, yet inspired by a myriad of influences and ideas from all around the world. Often defined as contemporary Irish World music, Kíla fuse their own melodies, Irish (Gaeilge) lyrics, Irish folk instruments such as whistles, fiddles, Uilleann pipes and bodhrán with djembe, congas, drums, mandolins, brass and acoustic/electric/ bass guitars. Kíla’s eight members come from the differing musical backgrounds of  traditional, classical and rock.

Eddie Lenihan Storyteller

Eolas Ársa

Eddie Lenihan is Ireland’s most well known storyteller. He has been telling tales for over 35 years. Each month, Eddie will share Irish wisdom and stories from the past on the Tell Me A Story with Eddie Lenihan podcast.

As a cultural preservationist, Eddie has amassed the largest collection of folk stories and tales in Ireland. His dedication to the tradition has seen him collect and compile stories from all across the country, particularly those that deal with the themes of the supernatural, fairies and Irish lore.

Blooming Native

Tallamh

Blooming Native Wildflowers Seeds have been at the heart of my family history since 1859, when my great great great grandfather, William Power, opened his first nursery, florist, and seed merchant’s business in Waterford.

Since then, the Power family business has been centred on quality seed production and continues to operate a successful agricultural seed business.

With a passion for our environment, I want to share how wildflower seeds can play their part in biodiversity and reveal the joy of Native Wildflowers in our ecosystem. I am grateful to be able to harness my family expertise in seed and continue this tradition as a new and sixth generation of the Power family.

William Power & Co florist Waterford

Sowing wildflower seeds will provide a habitat for pollinators, seeds for wild birds, support biodiversity, promote our wellbeing and bring us joy. Blooming Native mixes can be used anywhere, whether it be your garden or the greater countryside. 

Native Wildflower seeds will reward in so many ways.

Give it a go!

Cormac’s Coast

Uisce

Private guided walking tours along Ireland’s Atlantic coast: Cliffs of Moher, Burren, Slieve League. Zoology, Marine Biology, Geology, Botany & Local history

Hello there. My name is Cormac McGinley and here’s a little background information about me and what I do. 

I grew up in the small fishing and farming community of Teelin, County Donegal on Irelands North West Atlantic coast, under the shadow of Slieve League – some of Europes highest sea cliffs. Ours was a fishing family in Donegal. My father’s family were from small uninhabited islands off the Atlantic coast and my mother was reared in Derry.

I studied Zoology, Marine Biology, some geology and paeleontology at Aberdeen University Scotland. I also traveled extensively and still do any chance I get.

I spent 5 weeks at Gerald Durrell’s world famous Jersey Zoo studying endangerd animals and their reintroduction.

• 11 years as a Ranger at the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre.

• Worked as the education officer at the cliffs of moher visitor centre, setting up their education and conservation programmes and providing information on flora and fauna in their award winning exhibition area.

• Was responsible for most of their specialist tours (everything from university groups to v.i.p.s and royalty), training up staff at the visitor centre on flora, fauna and geology for delivering tours and answering guests questions.

• Was involved in assisting with the set up of the “Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Geopark.

I have extensive touring experience and specialise in delivering high level content on Fauna, Flora, Geology and History and Heritage of the Cliffs of Moher and Burren area.

Heal Boy

Imbas

My name is Robert Arbuckle, I come from Derry in the North of the island of Eire. and Heal Boy is an artistic project I created in 2019.

Through the lens of my own experiences as a songwriter, poet, spiritual seeker and environmentalist, I explore and highlight the symbiotic harmony between the emotional and environmental aspects of our existence, how environment reflects on our nature and our nature reflects on the environment, and the impact on our holistic well-being when that relationship is disrupted.

With Heal Boy I express my own experiences of healing and what I’ve learnt and use my art to process these experiences

Airmid’s Journal

Eolas Ársa

As the acorns ripened and fell to the ground, the last of the nettles produced seed and the Cailleach took up her blackthorn staff, the dream of “Airmid’s Journal” was borne.

We invite you on this journey with us to witness, share, co-create and take root.

AJ is intended to be an ever growing tapestry of stories, woven together with the plants of this land. Old stories, new stories, personal tales and present spells. Here we share the voices of those who tend to the wild wells, offering nourishment to all those who wish to drink from the source.