Earthy Soul Mates Ireland

Earthy Soul Mates Ireland

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Dating for lovers of nature, earth, art and soul

Our vision is to essentially bring together singles (or people in mutually-consentual open relationships) in Ireland who are good and lovely people, so that they might find a partner with similar life goals and values… values such as those associated with permaculture/gardening, off-grid/sustainable living, natural building, nomadic tendencies (vanlife!), spirituality/self-improvement, the great outdoors and an appreciation of nature. Creatives, thinkers, dreamers and doers; you are all welcome 🙂 This is an LGBT+ friendly space, inclusive of all genders and mutually consensual relationships styles. We expect all members to be welcoming and inclusive of all other members and to treat all others with respect. We invite you to introduce a bit about yourself and share one or more photos, describe who you are in this world, and let people know what you’re looking for. Put it out to the [earthy soul mates] universe!Perhaps you’re not too sure if you want a long-term relationship, but you might be open to it if you met the right person, that’s also alright! Many people prefer to build friendships first and hope that they might be pleasantly surprised by what organically grows from it (pun intended!). Please feel free to start conversation threads and get the chatting going!!

Find out more: https://www.facebook.com/groups/911383086056691

Whistles for Refugees

Whistles for Refugees

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“No one puts their children in a boat unless the water is safer than the land”

Warsan Shire

We are dedicated to bring Whistles ,Tents Sleeping bags and other Aid to Refugee camps around the world.

As a great lady once taught me! If people don’t like music, animals and children, then they have no soul. Music is important, it changes thinking, it influences everybody, it can bring back emotions, hurt and heal. Music has no boundaries. Music in the soul can be heard in the universe.

This project came about through a collective group of music loving humanitarians. It is ironic how the tents that were collected came from music lovers attending festivals, but who chose to discard items that could benefit others. We aim to hold a fundraiser to allow our volunteers to actually deliver aid, along with education. Whistles for Refugees came about as it is the most portable instrument and can be tucked even in a pocket. We have an experienced group of volunteers who have experienced life and how music shaped that life. We have a great team of people on board who want to make a change. Our aim through compassion, music, art and poetry is to bring joy and education to others.

Find out more: https://www.facebook.com/groups/911383086056691

True Harvest Seeds

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TRUE HARVEST SEEDS IS A PLANT CONSERVATION CHARITY

At True Harvest Seeds we collect seeds from native origin plants growing in the wild. We preserve the collections in the Seed Bank at Kilclief, County Down. The seed is available for the restoration of plants back into the wild.

A gene bank for Ireland’s wild plants

Established as a charity, so that the collections stay in the public domain, True Harvest Seeds is conserving Ireland’s indigenous seed-bearing plants by securely storing their seeds. Through the generous donations of seeds from local public and private landowners we are populating a seed bank. The seeds and associated material are cared for at our Seed Centre, Kilclief, Co Down. Associated material includes a herbarium specimen, a DNA sample photographs of plant and seed and last but by no means least data, without which the collection would be of little value.
This work will ensure the security of our natural capital into the future. Seed and access to material and data may be requested by bona fide individuals and organisations.

Our planned expeditions to make the high quality scientific seed collections take us the length and breadth of the island. We talk to local people, land owners and managers to find out as much as possible about target populations and if there is any doubt about their origin we choose a different population to make a collection from.

Wild Acre Farm

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Claire Templar has been living at Wild Acre Farm, near Ballyhaunis since 2015.

Originally from the UK she moved to Ireland in order to live closer to the land and explore self sufficiency and living more lightly on the earth, with food production and vegetable growing always a core part of this. Production has increased year on year as her skills and experience of growing in this challenging climate increased.

Wild Acre Farm has a one acre garden, designed using Permaculture Principles, including orchard and perennial systems with a 1/3 acre no dig vegetable garden and 2 polytunnels which house tomatoes, beans, cucumbers, courgettes, aubergines and herbs in the summer, and are used for salad growing through the winter.

Claire has always gardened here using ‘more than organic’ no-dig methods and has a keen interest in Permaculture design and regenerative agriculture to rebuild soil and grow nutrient and mineral dense, healthy, abundant fresh vegetables, fruits and salads.

She has also been teaching Permaculture, gardening and practical skills here since 2017.

Before moving to Ireland, Claire was a systems designer, project manager, business process engineer, computer programmer, IT trainer, chef, horse riding instructor, kindergarten teacher, clothes designer and multiple business owner. Not all at the same time obviously
 but she doesn’t really like to sit still


Irish Bee Conservation Project

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The Irish Bee Conservation Project (IBCP) was established to provide information to communities regarding bee habitat requirements and to increase the survival of all species of native Irish bees through research, ecology support and biodiversity protection.

We work to protect Irish Honey Bees, Bumblebees and Solitary Bees. The Irish Bee Conservation Project is entirely run by volunteers.

The four elements of our approach are highly integrated and through our growing network of members we plan to expand our initiatives from Cork and Waterford throughout the country over the coming years.

Our specially designed “Bee Lodges” provide shelter and breeding facilities for all species of Irish bees

Brigit’s Garden

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Themed on the Celtic seasonal festivals, Brigit’s Garden is widely regarded as one of the most spectacular gardens in Ireland set within 11 acres of native woodland & wildflower meadows. Its features include: a nature trail, ogham trees, children’s discovery trail, living willow play area, Roundhouse and calendar sundial, the largest in Ireland. Dine indoors in our light-filled dining room or al-fresco on our patio overlooking the Garden at our excellent Garden CafĂ©.

A walk through the four Gardens takes you on a journey through the Celtic cycle of the seasons, each garden representing one of the Celtic festival of SamhainImbolcBealtaine and Lughnasa. This seasonal cycle mirrors the cycle of life from conception to old age and death. The design weaves Celtic stories with contemporary design to create spaces that are beautiful and tranquil yet inspiring and full of life.

The Roundhouse nestles in the centre of the Gardens, with windows looking out onto each of the four Gardens. This is a place for art and music, meditation, meetings or just relaxing.

Meander along the Sun Trail and wander through our woodlands and meadows, with sun features, energy installations and the crannog, with boards giving visitors information on ecology, history and mythology.

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.

GrĂĄ Rithim agus AthrĂș – Love Rhythm and Change.

Sarakali Sanctuary

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A haven of rest, situated in the beautiful countryside of Co Mayo. SaraKali Sanctuary specialises in the spiritual and physical care, rehabilitation and sympathetic re-training of traditional cobs and heavy horses.

The profound and recognised healing power of the horse is also available to our visitors and staying guests. Observing or working with our beautiful cobs who run free in friendly bands, upon the ancient landscape of the West of Ireland, can be transformational.The sanctuary honours the protective guidance and renewal of SaraKali. Whether horse or human her energy provides safety, healing and recuperation for the traveller in us all, as we journey through life.

We offer regular workshops run by accredited holistic practitioners, artists and equine facilitators. There is a warm, creative welcome to guests who simply wish to visit and stay in our converted Dairy within an original Irish stone byre dwelling.

We look forward to seeing you.

“SĂ­ochain chun Neamh. Neamh chun Domhan. Domhan faoi Neamh. Neart do gach chinn.”
(“Peace to Sky. Sky to Earth. Earth below Sky, strength in each one.”)
Prophecy of the MorrĂ­gan – translation by Laura O’Brien

The Daily Adventurer

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The Daily Adventurer was born of a love of Nature and exploring the great outdoors, it’s benefits and beauty. In a year that has put limits on travel and conventional adventure, I wanted to flip the perception of what ‘Adventuring’ means. By creating and posting a weekly calendar of activities, the aim of this project is to get us all outside and doing something different everyday to benefit our heads and hearts. These little adventures act as daily prompts to get us exploring the worlds we live in. There is adventure in everything and it is up to us to find it!