Rock Farm in Slane, County Meath. Eco tourism and living permaculture, held in an undulating meadow with a hilltop grove of wind-sculpted trees forming naturally sheltered enclosures around the yurts and shepherd huts.
Nurture in nature, permaculture,
rewilding & regenerative farming.
our mission is to share how working with the land, animals, wildlife and humans in harmony, restores our overall health and community.
Permaculture Ireland is a group of like minded individuals working together to support one another, offer events, courses and promote permaculture across the island of Ireland.
The land of the "Forest People"
The Irish, descendants of the Gaels, which means forest people, who used to worship trees...
Centuries of deforestation for agriculture and timber have reduced Ireland’s once extensive native woodlands to small, isolated remnants. Old native woodlands can still to be found in areas of thin soils unsuitable for agriculture, but today, the country is known for its landscape of open, green pastures instead.
Newgrange is a Stone Age (Neolithic) monument in the Boyne Valley, County Meath, it is the jewel in the crown of Ireland's Ancient East. Newgrange was constructed about 5,200 years ago (3,200 B.C.) which makes it older than Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids of Giza.
Ireland Ecotourism is a social enterprise promoting destinations in Ireland that engage with responsible tourism.
Each business listed is independently audited to ensure they adhere to the environment standard they market. They are actively improving the environment in their localities and by supporting them you can rest assured that your money is helping and not hurting the local environment and culture during your stay.
Mounds, barrows and banks breathe an unmistakable aura of the ancient.
Tara’s potent mix of archaeology, history and myth touches at the very soul of Ireland.
A major ritual site since the Stone Age, it became the seat of Irish High Kings in the early centuries after Christ and its complex of circular mounds, barrows, ditches and banks breathe an unmistakable aura – an evocative rallying point down the ages. A film in the visitor centre showing stunning aerial views is ideal for getting your bearings.
Sonairte [pronounced SON-ART-A] is an interactive visitor centre promoting ecological awareness and sustainable living.
Sonairte was established in 1986 by members of the local community and concerned environmentalists to promote environmental awareness and education. The founders, several of whom remain on the present Board of Directors, drew inspiration from organisations such as the Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales, the HDRA (now Garden Organic) in the UK and the Permaculture Research Institute in Australia. Sonairte has been certified as an organic food producer with the Irish Organic Farmers and Growers Association since 1986 and has been teaching organic horticulture and providing courses in various aspects of environmental education ever since.
The name Sonairte is derived from a middle Irish word meaning “positive strength”.
The Boghill Centre, situated in 50 acres of natural bogland in the Burren & Cliffs of Moher Geopark, is a residential venue for workshops, courses, conferences and for individual/group retreats and holidays.