Celestial Aquatics

Uisce

Celestial Aquatics is a collaboration between Ruth Le Gear and Graham Reid.

I make essences from water. I have collected icebergs in the Arctic from a tall ship, wandered the desert of New Mexico and stood on the tip of the Cape of Good Hope. In these places and where ever I am, my intention is always to try to communicate with the water that is there, this most beautiful life-giving force of nature. Each body of water is totally unique. It has it’s own physical and spiritual history, it’s own mineral content, and it’s own unique vibration that it imparts on living beings that it encounters. If you’ve ever had a drink from a crystal clear mountain stream, and one from an ancient well or a swim in the sea, you will know that all water is not the same.

I am an artist and a healer and my life’s work is to understand and communicate with water. I love it in all its layers, the tiny micro-organisms that live in one drop, the huge oceans and ocean creatures, lakes. rivers, clouds, mist, rain, sleet, hale, icebergs, and glaciers. I live on the North West coast of Ireland and it rains here a lot, mostly pure North Atlantic water, swept up in the storms above Greenland and Iceland.

In my studio, I study the water samples that I’ve collected on my travels. And slowly, the essence of the water is unraveled.

When making an essence I take a small amount of the water, which holds all of its history and potential, and make the essence by taking a drop of the water and adding it to 100 drops of pure rainwater. It is how the energetics of the place can be felt, and come forth. Turning the water into an essence makes it capable of treating the emotional, mental physical, and spiritual levels. I have chosen to do it this way not only for its energetic properties but also because the Earth’s water and natural environment are so precious.

Then my partner, glassblower Graham Reid blows a glass vessel to hold the water essence which is sealed inside the glass, so they can be worn as wearable waters. Graham Reid grew up in South Africa. He studied architecture at Massachusetts College of Art, he took glassblowing as an elective and subsequently switched to sculptural glass. After returning to his ancestral roots in Ireland, he designed and built Knockbeg Glass Studios where he taught and blew glass under the name Glóine Eíreann. He has a flameworking and metal studio at home in Sligo. His sculptural work is primarily concerned with expressing and manifesting the universal forces that surround us but are often invisible.

Danu Skincare

Eolas Ársa

My name is Sarah and I’m the founder of Danu Skincare, I’m based in County Kerry and surrounded by wild coastlines, wildlife, and flora.  I create products that are inspired by Irish plants and flowers, tapping into their healing and health properties. I use plants and flowers such as Comfrey and Gorse Flower, a mini revival of ancient Irish traditions and recognition of the power of mother nature.

I love Irish mythology, the name of my business was inspired by Danu; the most ancient of the Celtic gods, mother of the earth, wind, and all Celtic people. I like to think that we all have a little of Danu flowing in our veins!
 
I use locally sourced ingredients as much as possible, my packaging is recyclable and I only ship within Ireland 😊 I am a great believer in the shop local principle. Every time I create a new product sustainability is always forefront of mind.

The Daily Adventurer

Tallamh

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!

Sugarloaf Botanics

Eolas Ársa

I’m Laura, a nurse and a mammy of two beautiful boys, and I’m lucky enough to call the Great Sugarloaf in Wicklow my home.
I love growing plants more than anything, and over the past few years have learned how to incorporate both local and cultivated plants and herbs into organic skin and body care to support us through the seasons. 

I grow, harvest, dry and infuse these plants into the oils that make these delicate and soothing products from my home here in Wicklow.  Everything is made in small batches, with a whole lot of care and attention and all our packaging is recyclable or biodegradable. All our ingredients are organic where at all possible and I am always looking to work with ethical and local suppliers. 

Bosca Beatha

Uisce

Bosca Beatha is a mobile sauna touring Ireland since 2012. We invite you to follow your dreams, enjoy community, be kind to each other and connect with nature.

My name is Shirley. I have been creating spaces for people to come together in harmony for many years. It is my joy and pleasure to do so. This expression has taken many forms over the years. For the last while it has been Bosca Beatha which is more than a sauna. It is an experience which nurtures connection and encourages fun. Many say they feel a sense of peacefulness and expanded after their visit.

On February 1st, 2020, an additional space was created at the Glenmalure location. The Yurt Space serves to enhance the Bosca Beatha experience where meditation, yoga, music and healing sessions are held. This addition is the merging of my personal inner work with Bosca Beatha. 

Warrior Poet Fitness

Eolas Ársa

As a Primal Strength & Health Coach, I support people and athletes in:

  • living their healthiest, happiest and strongest lives,
  • developing body-mind strength, power and vitality,
  • eating an ancestral Low-Carb, High-Fat diet, in alignment with their individual genetic and performance requirements,
  • understanding stress and how our thoughts and behaviour impact whether we grow or suffer from it,
  • creating a training program, eating philosophy and self-care plan to thrive instead of just survive,
  • connecting with nature and one’s ancestral heritage,
  • incorporating the primal principles of Hunting & Gathering as they relate to training, eating, and recovering,
  • addressing health issues that are related to stress and inflammation (you’d be surprised with what you can clean up by eating and living primally!), in conjunction with conventional medicine,
  • clearly defining training, sporting, health, working and life goals and dreams,
  • experiencing a greater sense of ease, peace and purpose within themselves,
  • living life to the absolute fullest as a Warrior or “one who is brave”,
  • living in alignment with the 10 Primal Blueprint Laws for living an awesome, flourishing, healthful life.