Ballymaloe

Ballymaloe

What a brilliant day at Ballymaloe Food Festival!! Lots of great conversations about food and how to create healthy, inclusive and resilient soil and food systems in the context of biodiversity loss and climate change.

Well done to our community collaborators Antoinette and Sean for joining Lisa on stage with Karen O’Donoghue and thanks to Darina Allen for the big Brilliant Ballybunion shout out! The whole group brought great energy to the stage and the whole event!

Brilliant Ballybunion is opening our eyes and hearts and we are learning so much already from this experience with this amazing group of people.

Worth the long bus trip from Ballybunion to Ballymaloe!

Wild About Life 1

We had a brilliant day today at our first Wild About Life event with ecologist and team member Dr Joanne O Brien. We spent World Water Day – 22.03.24, literally immersed in nature and water, learning how to analyse river water quality. We were all amazed at the number of creatures living in water and what they can tell us about the quality of the water. We even got to listen to their activity underwater. We spent the afternoon in a living lab at The Barna Way. Thanks to Joanne for all the knowledge and skills sharing and to Rena for the great photos. We were reminded that drawing was very much a necessary part of a naturalist’s practice (pre photography to record nature) and it was great to see artist & collaborator Marta at work capturing the scene, along with lead artist and team member Lisa. We had another delicious lunch with organic salad from Manna Organic Store (Tralee) with freshly made soda bread and soup, again, thanks to Rena.

 

Dawn Chorus

Dawn Chorus

Join Rena Blake, Barry O’Donoghue & the blackbirds, pheasants, thrushes, finches & robins for a magical and musical extravaganza at 5am, 4th May. Experience the living aural landscape of the Dawn Chorus in the stunning surroundings of The Barna Way (V31YK68), an organic farm and native woodland just outside Ballybunion.

FREE EVENT

Please bring:

  • Rain gear
  • Wellies/boots
  • Water bottle
  • Keep Cup

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/dawn-chorus-for-moya-tickets-885463113007?aff=oddtdtcreator

Brilliant Ballybunion Goes Wild!!

Brilliant Ballybunion Goes Wild!!

An evening of radical hospitality, creativity & music at The Barna Way

6pm – 8pm Friday 3rd May 

With Jennie Moran, Katie O’Connor, Lisa Fingleton & Rena Blake

 FREE EVENT

Please bring:

  • Rain gear
  • Wellies/boots
  • Water bottle
  • Keep Cup