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April, 2023

An Fia is an Fiach


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This is 4-day retreat in Borris House, Co Carlow 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: The skill and joy of hurling from the other Máistir an Cluiche; an tAthair Diarmuid O Laighin.

Íoga agus Machnamh

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.

Bia Folláin: The focus is also on health and healing and and all food will be wholesome and locally sourced where possible. 

Ticket Price tbc

Date: tbc

Concessions available for the Unwaged

Places limited to 15 people

Payment Options/ Rogha íocaíocht


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