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Feeding Your Senses

Feeding Your Senses

Feeding your Senses is a beautifully nurturing gift for yourself and your loved ones. It is an opportunity to really slow down, experience the powerful effects of forest bathing and to connect to the landscape through local history and mythology.  It includes a 3 course lunch at a food artisans  cottage, of locally produced, seasonal food and cordials.

Join meditation coach and Shinrin Yoku (‘forest-bathing’) practitioner Ann and Ring of Gullion Ambassador, guide and storyteller Venora on this unique slow adventure. 

De-stress with a gentle mindful walk on the slopes of Feede mountain and learn about the powerful, holistic benefits of ‘forest-bathing’ (Irish Times Magazine). Connect with the landscape, history and stories, listening to tales of legendary warriors like Cú Chulainn and the Flurry Valley. Forage in season goodies and learn about healing plants along the way.

We will travel a short distance across the Ancient East, through the historic Gap of the North to visit an old traditional farmhouse, home of Venora and Iain Hovelt. The house, garden and orchard is set against the backdrop of the beautiful Cooley hills. Iain is a food artisan of “Drumnasilla,” making homemade chutneys, award winning curd and jams and country cordials.

This is the perfect slow adventure where you will feel restored, re-connected and re-energised.

Important notes for visitors: Please advise us of any health conditions or mobility issues.

Wear warm, comfortable walking gear including walking boots. Bring a small rucksack, water, waterproofs, walking poles (if possible), hat and gloves and an extra layer as we will be sitting and standing still during the ‘forest-bathing’.

Also, please advise us of any special dietary requirements or any other needs and we will do our best to accommodate you during this special experience.

Unfortunately this experience is not suitable for dogs.

There are a selection of dates for you to choose from right through to November. Please note covid 19 protocols will be used to ensure your comfort and safety including social distancing measures.

Contact :

Cost: £45 / €50 per person. Tour dates are the 25th October or the 14th November.

Booking: Purchase tickets via Eventbrite

For further information: Contact Ann Ward by email: [email protected]; or tel: +44 (0)78 1683 5147 or Venora O’Brien by email: [email protected]; or tel: +353 (0)8764 79715.

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Event Details

Feeding Your Senses takes place on October 25, 2020 until November 14, 2020.
It starts at 11.00 and ends at 15.30.

Event Location

Meeting in the car park at the old Church of Ireland Jonesborough
Roughly 4 Church Hill
BT35 8SG

(Just up from the Carrickdale Hotel, on the left at the bottom of the hill heading towards Jonesborough)
Lottery Funded
NIEA DoE N&M DC Biodiversity

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