Carmel Boyle

Carmel Boyle is an Irish singer and composer of spiritually orientated songs. She has facilitated retreats based on her songs and inspired by Celtic Christian spirituality for many years. Her songs are evocative and her voice has a pure angelic quality that exudes a healing energy and touches hearts. Her songs are inspired by her own spiritual journey, her Irish spiritual heritage and the writings of Christian mystics.  . Carmel’s work is influenced by her belief that the expressive arts can be a doorway to Divine encounter Carmel has  made several  albums  including her recently launched new CD ‘Monasterboice: A Thin Place’ which celebrates the spiritual heritage of the monastic site at Monasterboice in Co. Louth  Carmel is an…

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Una Curley

Úna, a mixed media artist, grew up in Kerry but is now based in Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan.Her work is influenced by her background in communication and personal development, as well as her concerns for the environment and worryingly fast pace of consumption and subsequent waste. Using mainly re-purposed textiles for their rich narrative, the pieces are quirky, instantly recognisable but always thought provoking. Through her labour intensive work she explores our emotional relationship with Time, Materials and Heritage.She studied at NCAD and graduated with a first class (hons) degree in Textile Art and Artefact. This was the culmination of a long journey of exploring art as a language of expression.Having previously attained a BA (Hons) Mgt from the…

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Maura Lennon

St. Brigid’s Cross Making Workshops Maura Lennon is a native of Faughart Parish and grew up just a few miles from St.Brigid’s Shrine. Maura has been making St. Brigid’s Crosses since childhood and has a host of wonderful stories about visiting the Shrine and Hill of Faughart as a child and taking part in all the celebrations for St.Brigid’s Day over the last 50+ years. Maura has been involved with the Brigid of Faughart Festival since it began. At the festival Cross Making Workshops, her stories of Brigid’s life and the traditions associated with Her Feast Day around Faughart and Dundalk continue to fascinate and enthrall all who hear them.

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Stephanie O’Hanlon

‘Dance a Healing Flower’ Bach Flower Dance Workshop Stephanie O’Hanlon had her first experience of Circle Dance as a child. Since then Stephanie has trained and worked in Dance, Ritual and Meditation. She has trained and worked extensively with Martine Winnington, Switzerland, in the Bach Flower Remedy Dances. These dances work wonders in healing, education, training and personal development. With inspiring music and very simple steps, everyone can join in and enjoy this experience. Stephanie sees dancing as a way of developing awareness of self, of connecting with others, with our environment and beyond. As well as giving workshops, Stephanie facilitates a regular Circle Dance Group in Dundalk once a month.

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