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- Ecological building.
The building workshop will be carried out as a community project within the Derreen area. This year we will be working with three local families to build wood-burning ovens made of clay.
- Organic agriculture.
An Tionól cottage grows much of its own food organically. Participants will experience how we are creating a small family plot aiming for self-sufficiency, and will learn many of the techniques.
Ireland is perhaps the country which has the greatest number of stories told around a blazing fire. Stories of magic, legends of the ancient warriors, stories of great families and pirates… In this workshop we will go over some of these legends and stories and even dare to tell some of our own.
- Making musical instruments
A workshop to have fun, laugh, sing and play music with instruments made from recycled materials.
- Creative Education in Play Painting Studio.
This is a creative space free of models, judgement and comparison. A space to be shared but also one in which one can feel truly an individual.
- Cycling and camping safaris.
Excursions to local areas of beauty including the Burren, an area of limestone pavement which runs down to the Atlantic Coast and the Aran Islands. An opportunity for the group to grow in confidence together through mild physical exertion!
- Forum theatre.
This type of theatre has to do with collective creativity. The pieces performed deal with the fears problems and aspirations of the community they are addressed to. Once they have been performed, the audience can then participate as actors in the drama. Theatre becomes a tool of liberation aimed at developing a collective conscience in the individual. The subject matter will be decided by the group. This is an introductory workshop to forum theatre..
On a few mornings we will walk over to An Crann Óg, a nearby organic farm, where Marion the owner will lead us on an introduction to Yoga. For more information visit their web site http://www.crann-og.net/eco-farm_holidays.html
- Sightseeing excursions.
Burren and Cliffs of Moher
- Local swimming pool