Ann hopes to re-organise the event for October time. Keep an eye on the website for more details.
Come along to the Ring of Gullion Lúnasa Festival 2021 and immerse yourself in the rich landscape, culture and heritage of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). This festival is part of the Mourne-Gullion-Strangford Aspiring UNESCO Global Geopark of events and is funded by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council. To find a full list of events visit www.ringofgullion.org.
Deepen your connection to nature and harvest your creativity, during this special Lúnasa forest-bathing retreat. Forest Therapy Practitioner, Ann Ward will support you to slow down and switch off through a number of sensory invitations. As your mind rests and your body relaxes, your imagination will open. This will include a wonderful exploration of our connection to the elements of the earth through the expressive arts, nurtured through the gifts of meditation and nature.
The event will include a 3 course, seasonal, locally produced Lúnasa lunch to celebrate the beginning of the harvest: Irish potato and leek soup with home baked wheaten bread; apple and walnut salad with toasted grains and honey and mustard dressing followed by an old-school Fraughan Bilberry pie served with fresh cream and foraged elderflower cordial.
This is a wonderful opportunity, to rest, reconnect and re-energise in the magical setting of Bluebell Lane Glamping
. Please note there is a special reduced Lúnasa rate for the event.
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