I 2022 taistil 24 páistí ó Baile Átha Cliaith go dtí Iarthar Chiarraí chun trí lá a caitheamh sa dúlra ag céillúradh a cabidal a bhí thart sa bhunscoil is ullmhú a dhéanamh ar an eachtra a bhí amach roimh sa méanscoil.
Bhí iománaíocht, sealghaireacht feamainne, filíocht, luibheanna leigheas, iománaíocht, bia folláin, tine, ceird fiáin agus snámh.
Má tá suim agat rud éigin diffrúil a dhéanamh le rang a sé chun an teorainn tábhtach seo . Téigh i dteagmháil linn.
Every year thousands of Irish children reach a threshold in their lives. They prepare to leave their closest friends and the surrounds that have lived in since five years of age. They have become big fish in a little pond. And now they must learn to swim in the lake.
Their range of experience is about to expand exponentially as they embark on a journey through adolescence and into young adulthood. They will experience a new kind of freedom and a whole new range of challenges. They will have to navigate their way through a host of new pressures and encounter a slew of new characters. The transition from primary to secondary is one of the biggest in a child’s life.
And yet this great threshold goes relatively unmarked in our society. On this retreat we will create the conditions for these pre-teens to celebrate their last days together, to bid a proper goodbye to their days in bunscoil. We will introduce them to wild medicinal and edible plants, forever altering their perception of the natural world. Through expressive arts of dance, performance and slam poetry, we will scaoil amach the range of emmotions of this transition. Playing on the beach just for the fun of it, we will take iománaíocht out of its competitive setting and re-discover the joy of the game. We will swim and stretch and taste and test the wierd and the wonderful and the wild. And finally around the fire, we will create one moment of magic, where we announce to the world, táim réidh. This is for the parents and teachers that recognise the need to mark this graduation in a different way. It is for those that recognise the important role of Nature in helping our young people to absorb and integrate the great challenges that they face.
Dormitory Accomodation in Brú na Gráige with four separate dorms
All meals, organic and locally sourced produce as far as possible.
A coastal adventure to forage seaweed
Expressive Arts workshops
Active Yogic Dance
Wildcraft - learn how to make face creams or soaps.
Ceol - there's always ceol
Cuireadh - an invitation to each child to share their talent around the campfire
Fire and Ritual: a simple ceremony to mark this transition
Cuairt ar Scoilleanna ~ School Visits
Is féidir blaise an fhiáintais a thabhairt chuig an scoil. We can bring a taste of the wild to the school with a day-long immersion experience in your nearest green space. We introduce children to the Celtic calendar, make a mandala, forage wild edibles, enjoy a game of wild hurling and make a simple herbal oil or ointment.
Scoileanna Fiáin Gaelach
Tá chneasú duinn sa dúlra.
Tá críonnacht sna scilleanna tradisiúinta.
Tá faoiseamh sa dhearcadh domhanda Cheilteach.
Tá eolas sa féilire rothach.
Is é seo deis do na páistí is múinteoirí moilligh síos is éist le fuaimeanna an Dúlra, Tá neartú is chneasú i gceist chomh maith le na gnéithe spioradálta atá fite fuaite sa lá. Chun dul in aithne ar ár fhréamhacha is eolas an dúlra is ár shínsir.
Dul in aithne ar an Roth Ceilteach - féilire an Nádúr
Bí cruthaitheach: filíocht le na crainn
Mhaisigh mandala le do tairiscint fhéin
Croch láimh le na crainn le machnamh
Dul in aithne ar an bia fiáine is luibheanna leigheas coitianta.
Blas na plandaí fiáine le blurín bigh
Ullmhaigh ola nó ionga ar an tine
Bí spraoiúil le iománaíocht