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Bealtaine Cottage…the Book!

  Finally…on the home run as they say, working on the cover of my long-awaiting book, “A Cottage and Three Acres”. There’s a few bits on the cover (shown below), to be tweaked, such as the colour of the text and white stitching around the photo on the front (this is it laid out flat!)…but […]

Homemade Bread and Book Update

As promised, here’s the recipe for my easy to make/bake and life-sustaining bread… For this recipe you’ll need a heavy cast iron saucepan and lid. I use a Le Creuset one, but any cast iron one is good! I use the cup method of measurement since my daughter Cara bought me some stainless steel measuring […]

Trump and The Power of One

As many of you know, I am in the final stages of completing my first manuscript and so have been busy since early December in preparing this book for the printers in Dublin…no tax-dodging Amazon corporation for me! That’s not how I roll! As I began this final incubation, I  was reluctant to venture into […]

A Time of Hope

Originally posted on Bealtaine Cottage ~ Home of Goddess Permaculture and Earth Healing:
Imbolc is the day that we celebrate the passing of Winter and the return of Spring. Imbolc marks the seasonal change, where the first signs of Spring and the return of the sun are noted. A festival of light, to celebrate the return…

Keep your face toward the sunshine

Let me introduce you to a young boy. His name is Thomas and he is naturally bright, savvy and streetwise. He is not afraid of hard work or long hours and is innovative and enterprising. His story is very relative to what we see happening in America today. Thomas family fled their native country and […]

Easiest Ever Compost

Originally posted on Bealtaine Cottage ~ Home of Goddess Permaculture and Earth Healing:
Compost is made in two ways here at Bealtaine Cottage. The first is what most people would imagine is the only way…certainly the one favoured in all the gardening books…where everything is kept neat and stacked and covered and turned and generally fiddled…

Where the wandering water gushes

The morning frost heralded the low January Sun to bathe its light on the neat patchwork of fields around Coolera, County Sligo. As we climbed the ancient hill of Knocknarea, Yeats words came floating over the shrill air; “The wind has bundled up the clouds high over Knocknarea, And thrown the thunder on the stones […]


This is a year unlike any other. I can honestly say I’ve never felt more powerful. Back when I started the blog in 2012 I needed healing from medical traumas that haunted me, needed to be myself again. That was the beginning, though I didn’t know it, of using creativity to heal, protect, transcend, and […]

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