Aibréain 15 -18, 2022

An Fia is an Fiach
a retreat for men


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This is 4-day camping retreat for men in a Burren wilderness led as Gaeilge and Béarla.

Facilitated by 15 deer and two Diarmuids, Lyng and McGivney, this is an opportunity to cultivate different aspects of your native nature with yoga, meditation followed by butchering and tanning a deerhide.

Súdaireacht: Learn the traditional method of deerhide tanning and butchering with experienced Diarmuid McGivney. Beidh ómós is buíochas tugtha go dtí an fia uasal dár ndóigh. Each fear will tan and take away his own Irish deer hide. And though there may be impromtu iomarscáil on the tráigh, you won't be tanning anyone's hide for them.


Iománaíocht: An excursion to Fanore Beach to absorb the skill and joy of hurling from the other Máistir an Cluiche; an tAthair Diarmuid O Laighin.

Íoga agus Machnamh: Survival skills for the modern jungle of the city in the small Yurt and the Big bothán. We will freastal (attend or serve) ar an Nádúr ag ligint di chun freastal orainn. Le folcadán fuaime an fhiáintas agus the world's most effective twenty minute complete auric cleanse istigh san Aigéain Atlantach i mBaile Rian,

An Gaeilge: We will be bilingual. We are a bilingual people. With a binural beat. Trilingual even seeking the language of our uncolonized souls. Triskelled into understanding. Irish speakers from basic to fluent will be facilitated. This is an opportunity for fluent speakers to use their language and for non-speakers to begin the journey of reclamation.

An Saol Tradisiúinta: Experience living simply and close to the land as our ancestors did. Lighting the fire, sharpening our knives and sleeping on the ground.

Bia Folláin: The focus is also on health and healing and and all food will be wholesome and locally sourced where possible.  After our work is done we will celebrate this old fertility festival with an Easter Feast of roasted venison on Sunday.

Camping Tickets Only

Early Bird (until February 28) : €350

Full Price: €400

Concessions available for the Unwaged

Places limited to 15 people

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