St Finbarrs Walk Sheepshead Way West Cork Ireland

April 5, 2016
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Sheeps Head and St Finbarr’s Walking week 15th-20th May

Sheeps Head and St Finbarr’s Walking week    15th-20th May

St Finbarrs Walk Sheepshead Way West Cork IrelandExplore the wild scenery and exhilarating views of The Sheeps Head Way this May with Top Of The Rock. They have created an gorgeous 4 day package with accommodation, transport, meals and guidebook as well as an accompanying guide throughout.

A four day walking tour from the SHEEPS HEAD lighthouse to St Finbarr’s hermitage at GOUGANE BARRA, with five nights’ accommodation at the Top of the Rock Pod Páirc and Walking Centre. The cost of our 2016 walking week is €515 per person sharing (including VAT)

St Finbarrs Walk Sheepshead Way West Cork IrelandFor more details and maps on each days walk Click Here

St Finbarrs Walk Sheepshead Way West Cork Ireland

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Crann Og Eco Farm Events 2016

March 30, 2016
by Roz
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Crann Og A Place To Be In Nature

Amazing Eco Friendly Events, Workshops and Fun at Crann Og Eco Farm

Check out the variety of events coming up this Spring and Summer at the fabulous Crann Og Eco Farm!

SPRING EVENTS

  • Juice Cleanse & Yoga Retreats March 10 ­ 13; April 7 ­ 10; May 5 ­ 8
  • Living Willow Weekends Feb 20 ­ 21; Feb 27 ­ 28
  • Go Wild Food Foraging March 19; May 14
  • Nature Schooling Ireland March 5; April 2; April 30; May 28
  • Sangha Mindfulness Days Feb 7; March 6; April 3; May 1

SUMMER EVENTS:

  • Juice Cleanse & Yoga Retreat June 23 ­ 26
  • Nature Schooling Ireland July 2; August 6
  • Sangha Mindfulness Days June 5; July 3; August 7

AUTUMN EVENTS

  • DIY Wind Turbine Workshop Sept 16 ­ 18; Sept 22 ­ 25 Natural Building Workshops Oct 6 ­ 9; Oct 13 ­ 16
  • Juice Cleanse & Yoga Retreats Oct 27 ­ 30; Nov 10 ­ 13; Nov 24 ­ 27
  • Go Wild Food Foraging Sept 10 & 11; Oct 22
  • Nature Schooling Ireland Sept 3; Oct 1; Nov 5
  • Sangha Mindfulness Days Sept 4; Oct 2; Nov 6, Dec 3
  • New Year’s Juice Cleanse & Yoga Retreat December 29 ­ January 4

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Download the CrannOg-Program-2016 here >> or visit ecostayireland.com

 

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March 30, 2016
by Roz
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Activity breaks in Ireland

Family Fun, Activities and EcoTourism at Slieve Aughty Centre, Loughrea, Co Galway

Mixed Metals WorkshopSlieve Aughty Centre (which comprises also of the fabulous Three Towers Eco House and Restaurant)  has a great range of events and activities coming up over the next few months including:

Pizza Party Fridays Are Back!

Every Friday evening at 7pm enjoy a delicious organic pizza with your choice of toppings, fired up in our clay oven.  €5 per child and €10 for adults.  Book Now.
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  For more information on any of the above contact 
Slieve Aughty Centre, Kylebrack West, Loughrea, Co. Galway
+353 (0) 90 974 5246 www.slieveaughtycentre.com
Facebook: slieveaughtyequestrianandactivitycentre

Walking Tours Ireland

February 1, 2016
by Roz
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Walking Tours and Holidays at Top Of The Rock

2016 Walking Tours in West Cork

Top Of The Rock Walking Tours (and pod park) have a number of interesting walks taking place throughout 2016 including:

St Finbarrs PathSt Finbarr’s Pilgrim Walk Easter Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th March 2016.

Leaving aside the spiritual benefits for a moment, this walk is a truly magnificient journey which goes “up and over” three mountain systems and four valleys, namely the Ilen, Mealagh, Ouvane and Lee valley basins.

Walking Breaks West CorkSheeps Head and St Finbarr’s Walking week 15th-20th May 2016:

A four day walking tour from the SHEEPS HEAD lighthouse to St Finbarr’s hermitage at GOUGANE BARRA, with five nights’ accommodation at the Top of the Rock Pod Páirc and Walking Centre.

Poets people and placesPoets people and places walking week 19th-24th June

A walking tour with Richard Whyte who has a huge love of poetry and all things to do with nature. As one walks with Richard he will pull just the right piece of poetry out of his top pocket and recite it on the spot.

Walking Holidays Ireland September 2016Walking the Sheep’s Head and St Finbarr’s Pilgrim Path for September Walking Week 18th-23rd September

A four day walking tour from the SHEEPS HEAD lighthouse to St Finbarr’s hermitage at GOUGANE BARRA, with five nights’ accommodation at the Top of the Rock Pod Páirc and Walking Centre designed to give you a taste for Irish life and landscape.

For more information on any of the above or to arrange a custom tailored walking tour visit Topoftherock.ie

 

Slieve Aughty Yoga Weekend

January 27, 2016
by Roz
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Yoga and Detox Weekend Galway

Yoga and Detox Weekend Slieve Aughty, Ireland

Slieve Aughty Yoga WeekendA new start to the year, treat yourself to a breath-taking journey to well-being
  • Daily yoga class
  • 3 day juice cleanse with mixes of fresh, organic fruit and vegetables
  • Organic lunch and dinner at The Three Towers Organic Kitchen
  • Mindfulness walks in Kylebrack Wood
  • Unconditional love from our furry farm animal therapists
  • Take time to escape, unwind and recuperate
  • 2 nights shared accommodation at The Three Towers Eco House (single supplement of €20 per night applies)

Slieve Aughty Yoga Weekend26th-28th February

To book call 090 97 45 246

Email info@slieveaughtycentre.com

www.slieveaughtycentre.com

 

December 31, 2015
by Roz
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Finding the G-spot in Ecotourism!

G is for Green.

Ireland is known as the Emerald Isle mainly due to a combination of rolling hills of green and the poem “When Erin First Rose” written by Belfast-born William Drennan in 1795.

Over the past decade Irish tourism has grown to factor in green credentials with emphasis on supporting local people and the environment in order to enable sustainable tourism as visitor numbers grow.

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Sustainable tourism is the concept of visiting a place as a tourist and trying to make only a positive impact on the environment, society and economy.

I find these eco friendly businesses  fascinating as they are often created in the starkest locations against all odds.

One example is the organic flower farm ‘BumbleBee Farm’ in beautiful West Cork which rests on top of a windy mountain yet produces delightful blooms of all colours for use in wedding bouquets.

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Last year I travelled around the country meeting many of these eco entrepreneurs experiencing for myself the hard work and passion that each has poured into their particular endevour.

CrannOg Eco Farm in Gort Co Galway was an eye opener in recycling and sustainable living offering comfortable accommodation and an array of unique family fun activities throughout the year as well as workshops that utilise their natural environment.

I met Emma who adores (& rescues) rabbits, dogs and alpacas and runs westcorkalpacas.com whereby you can enjoy a beautiful riverside walk and meet the alpacas.

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I noticed how much each eco related business in an area work together to promote one another- by providing locally produced food or services and suggesting one another to visitors. This community led attitude results in making their destination more attractive to visitors who can easily find all they wish to make for a memorable holiday.

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This is widespread in West Cork with David of  the eco friendly pod park and walking centre ‘TopOfTheRock.ie‘ suggesting local activities and promoting their services, Ballybunion Co Kerry with local guide Danny of EcotrekBallybunion taking us to meet Mike of the Bromore Cliffs along the WildAtlanticWay and of course along The Sheepshead Way also in West Cork which incidentally Graham Norton recently named as his ‘favourite place of 2015’ on his BBC radio 2 show.

 

Going Green doesn’t mean less luxury or facilities – in fact these green experiences give back so much more than they take – the G spot for your next break!  😉

Check out our members here for ideas on places to visit in 2016. 

If you’re considering a new take on life and are interested in creating an Eco business then check out this useful Failte Ireland Green-marketing-toolkit for top tips on getting started.

EcoActiveIreland supports and promotes Eco related activities and events online – join today. 

detox retreats Ireland

December 15, 2015
by Roz
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Juice Detox & Yoga Retreat: Your Spring Cleanse 2016

3 Day Juice Cleanse & Yoga Eco Retreat

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Your Spring Cleanse – March 10th – 13th 2016

Revitalise, Rejuvenate & Cleanse Your Body

For more info, booking & gift vouchers click here!

  • 3 day Juice Cleanse with mixes of delicious fruit & vegetables, & Superfood Green Alkalising smoothies by Living Foods Ireland.
  • Daily gentle Yoga and Meditation to enhance cleansing of body, mind & spirit.
  • Qi Gong to compliment Yoga and enhance awareness of the body’s natural energy flow.
  • Mindfulness Walks in native Irish woodlands to experience deeper connection with Self & Nature.
  • Additional optional techniques to compliment your cleanse/detox process…oil pulling, salt water gut flush, neti pot nasal flush.
  • Creative tactile nature art/craft with clay & willow.
  • Unconditional love from our furry animal therapists…horses, sheep, dogs & cats.

 Optional Extras

  • Therapeutic massage
  • Totem animal imagery
  • Transport by prior arrangement from Shannon airport or town of Gort.  Ask us for more info!

Benefits of Our Retreat

  • Cleansing of the digestive tract and enhancement of the lymphatic system.
  • Optimise digestive health, reduce bloating & alleviate irritation.
  • Weight loss is a by-product of any cleanse or fasting program, but is not the sole aim of our program.  You will lose plenty though!
  • Energy & vitality is enhanced as much less energy is expended on digestion & waste removal.
  • Emotional & mental clarity are enhanced, tending toward a more calm and tolerant disposition.
  • Hormonal & other physiological systems naturally tend to normalise.
  • Enhanced self esteem.
  • Highlight eating, consumption & behavioural patterns that do not serve us well.

Click here to book your place now!