Do you think Standing Stones are magic?

Do you think Standing Stones are magic?

There is something so beautiful and mysterious about Standing Stones, don’t you think? Always a story to be discovered and some peace to be found. But I didn’t realize how magic they could be until one beautiful afternoon long ago when my friend Sheila and I went for a mini adventure. Our aim? Get in […]

Nature connection pulls you out of your own ass…

Nature connection pulls you out of your own ass…

Nature connection pulls you out of your own ass. Believe me, that statement has been said much more elegantly by many people across the world. But I like this title. It is honest. It is frank. And, it is true. We live in an age where it is culturally acceptable to very rarely consider the […]

How do the Irish see American people?

How do the Irish see American people?

Since moving to Ireland I’ve discovered that the Irish love American music, think we’re a bit naive, and all in all really like us as a people. While we are all speaking English, we are most definitely speaking different languages. Literally and figuratively. Americans tend to be direct and Irish people tend to be a […]

Relax and Feel the Next Approach

Relax and Feel the Next Approach

You’re in Ireland. You’re stoked. And you’re finally seeing the verdant, patchwork green of the wild fields lined with stone and hedge. There are sheep everywhere. And your fantasy of meeting a ridiculously handsome Irish farmer seems closer than you’ve ever imagined. In your enthusiastic state you have decided that you’ll fit every single thing […]

The moment you know you’ve Arrived…

The moment you know you’ve Arrived…

You know this feeling, don’t you? You’ve been planning a trip for months. Years sometimes. You’ve read books and talked to people and scoured the internet searching for hostels and cafes and salsa dance classes. You’ve had dreams and journaled and stared longingly at other people’s pictures of mountains, beaches, and horseback riding. Then, one […]

Want a taste of Retreat to Ireland? Try this yoga class!

Want a taste of Retreat to Ireland? Try this yoga class!

Yoga is a part of every morning on Retreat to Ireland. We typically have 90-minute sessions before breakfast to get you a little sweaty, breathing deeply, and ready for our adventures in the afternoon. We’ll explore all kinds of poses and even get upside down! What to expect while you sweat… -I teach to who […]

How I became friends with a famous herbalist on accident…

How I became friends with a famous herbalist on accident…

After listening to the sounds of chisels on stone and watching strong men lift big rocks during West Cork’s annual Stone Symposium, I headed over to Frank’s shop in a remote village on the Sheep’s Head Peninsula for a popsicle. Thankfully it’s an all-in one-shop … the popsicles are kept near the post office counter:) […]

Stone Carving in West Cork!

Stone Carving in West Cork!

I walked into the community hall in Kilchrohane right after lunch. Men and women stood in front of their granite slabs with chisel and hammer in hand, stone carving. This tap tap tapping filled the air, a new kind of rock music. I filmed a little bit so you could get a sense of the […]