Join us in Erris, Co. Mayo on 17th to 23rd of August 2015 for Féile na Saoirse!
Féile na Saoirse is a vision of Sharon Ní Chuilibín through the support of friends local people. Mindful of the many struggles and suffering that this beautiful Gaeltacht region of Erris has endured, Féile na Saoirse aims to foster a space for celebration, healing and empowerment for the local community. Celebrating the rich maritime heritage and the Irish language as well as providing an opportunity for locals and visitors alike to share skills, hear stories and enjoy the beautiful Mayo countryside; Féile na Saoirse is a soulful reminder of the indomitable spirit of this area.
Bígí linn i gCo. Maigh Eó do Féile na Saoirse – Féile beag le Fís Mór ag bheidh ar súil idir 17ú agus 23ú Lúnasa den bhliain seo!
Is fís é seo – ag plé le síol an dóchais ar imeall na hEorpa, chun spás a cothú don dtochaí ina mbeidh an fréamh den gcultúr agus an sláinte mar croí ann – sláinte sa chorp, anam is intinn.
“Tír gan teanga – Tír gan Anam”
In using and our native Irish language, we stand with the many disempowered cultures across the world who are also loosing language and culture – we stand in humility.
This is not an easy stand to take.
The day is closing for Fossil Fuels as across the earth people rally support to a new paradigm. Let us have the courage to envision a bold and bright future for our children. Where they can live with self determination and not fall foul of a brutal homogeneity where a majority are expected to have to leave their homes to find meaning and purpose and forget, perhaps, to look within. A future where the traditions and culture of our ancestors has not been traded for convenience but has found new life in an ever evolving dialogue. Where true abundance is found in difference and in the particularity of every place with a living language and a sense of where we are coming from – to know where we are going; and to steer our own course.
Much of our task is in education and awareness raising and to build an reality in hope for what can be. Sending a ray of light and hope from Ireland, of the great Green Heart,
Go n-éirigh an bóthar linn!
Sharon Ní Chuilibín
The Currach and Renewable Energy Workshops are happening in Pollathomas. Other workshops are subject to change and may be weather permitting.
Links to more info – Tuilleadh Eolais!
Fuinneamh in-athnuaite / Renewable Energy Workshop
This workshop will enable participants to set up their own off grid system at home. Handouts and all materials are provided. The cost is 50 euros over two days.
Ag tógáil Currach / Currach building workshop
This workshop is set at 80 euros for the week, this includes tuition, hands on experience to enable participants to go on to build a currach independently for themselves in the future. Handouts and all plans and design details are supplied but participants are invited to bring their own tools if they can.
Cá bhfuil muid?
Directions for Visitors
Erris – Best Place to Go Wild in Ireland.
The competition was a hunt for the best places in the 32 counties to experience nature, from empty beauty spots, to dramatic locations that let visitors actively engage with nature through sports such as climbing, surfing, walking, biking or kayaking.
In late March, we asked readers to suggest their personal favourites, and in the weeks that followed, more than 3,800 people took to our website to tell us about a wealth of locations around the country.
We put their nominations before our panel of judges and then visited all the top contenders.
The winning place, we decided, should be reasonably accessible while relatively unexplored. It should offer contrasting topography, healthy biodiversity and opportunities to interact with the natural world in a variety of ways, from gentle strolls through lengthy cycles to mad coasteering.
From a shortlist of five ravishing locations, we could choose only one winner.
And here it is, the Best Place to Go Wild in Ireland 2014: Erris, Co Mayo.
From an articles by Irish Times online visited 14th July 2015.