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Feeding Your Senses Walking and Food Experience

Feeding Your Senses Walking and Food Experience
This is the perfect sensory slow experience where you will feel restored, re-connected and re-energised. Join Meditation Coach and Shinrin Yoku (‘forest-bathing’) Practitioner Ann and Ring of Gullion Ambassador, Guide and Storyteller Venora.
De-stress with a gentle mindful walk within the haven of Ravensdale forest and learn about the powerful holistic benefits of ‘forest – bathing’. Connect with the landscape, history and stories listening to tales of legendary warriors like Cu Chulann and the Flurry Valley.
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.
Within the airy conservatory, immerse yourself  in a a sensory lunch experience eg. onion, lentil & rosemary soup, homemade bread, local cheeses, chutneys and preserves created by Iain and for dessert his award winning lemon curd compote with natural spring water, cordials, tea, coffee and herbal infusions.
Book your tickets via Xhale.
Notes for Visitors
Please note the Tourism NI/Tourism Ireland COVID-19 guidelines will be used to ensure your comfort and safety during this experience. When booking please advise us of any health conditions or mobility issues. Please wear warm, comfortable clothing and extra layers as we will be standing and sitting still in the forest, waterproofs, walking boots/shoes.

Rapid COVID-19 tests – known as Lateral Flow Device (LFD) tests

The use of LFD testing is important as an additional measure alongside the range of existing safety measures in place. It is important to remember that, even with a negative LFD test, continue to follow all other public health and safety measures in place.

It is strongly recommended that anyone participating in, or attending, any event should test themselves before they attend, and on days 2 and 8 after the event. The purpose of this testing is to identify any positive cases in advance of the event, and allow them to self-isolate. Post event testing will also help to identify any asymptomatic COVID-19 infections arising from the event, or social interactions that may occur before or after an organised event.

Rapid COVID-19 tests can be obtained by anyone who requires them, free of charge. Rapid test packs can be ordered online for free delivery to your home.

https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests

You can also order them for collection in a number of locations across NI:

Find where to get rapid lateral flow tests – NHS (test-and-trace.nhs.uk)

If anyone has symptoms of COVID-19, they should self-isolate and book a PCR test immediately. Please do not attend events unless you receive a negative PCR test.  PCR tests are available at testing sites across Northern Ireland and can be booked at: https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test.  

Event Details

Feeding Your Senses Walking and Food Experience takes place on October 16, 2021.
It starts at 10:30am and ends at 2:30pm.

Event Location

Ravensdale Forest Park, Mountpleasant, Co. Louth.
Lottery Funded
NIEA DoE N&M DC Biodiversity

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