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Drawing With Nature: Drop In and Draw 9.30 Fridays in May

Drawing With Nature: Drop In and Draw 9.30 Fridays in May Kerry Artist in Residence Lisa Fingleton will be hosting 4 free, creative and interactive workshops for adults/artists from 9.30-10.30 on Friday mornings for the month of May. The focus this week is on Biodiversity Week and becoming aware of the biodiversity around...

Your Nature Journal, Cruinniú na Nóg, Saturday 12th June 2021

Your Nature Journal,  Cruinniú na Nóg, Saturday 12th June 2021 Coming soon….This children’s workshop (ages 8+) will be available on this page for Cruinniú na Nóg from 9am on Saturday 12th June 2021 Over the last year many of us have had the chance to really take notice of nature, the trees birds, butterflies and bees....

Breaking Cover: Art and Ecology Encounters at IMMA

Breaking Cover: Art and Ecology Encounters at IMMA Thank you to Paola Catizone for the invitation to present my work at the opening session of Breaking Cover at the Irish Museum of Modern Art. So great to see this course on art and ecology, exploring how we as artists can respond to the challenges of climate change,...

Farming For Nature Awards Nomination for The Barna Way 2021

Farming For Nature Awards Nomination for The Barna Way 2021 We are delighted to be nominated for the Farming For Nature Awards 2021 for our work here at The Barna Way. Farming in harmony with nature and the land to protect and promote biodiversity…. “Rena Blake & Lisa Fingleton are based in north Kerry where they run...

Seachtain Na Gaeilge: ‘Ceapaire BLT’ Le Eoin Mac Lochlainn

Seachtain Na Gaeilge: ‘Ceapaire BLT’ Le Eoin Mac Lochlainn ”I’ve been taking a wonderful online ecoliteracy course in recent weeks and there’s so much to tell but today, I wanted to talk about The Local Food Project which was started by the artist Lisa Fingleton who runs an eco-social organic farm in Kerry with her partner...

THE RADICAL ACT OF GROWING

THE RADICAL ACT OF GROWING Who would have thought that gardening and farming would become such radical acts? Radical is a beautiful term that comes from the Latin word ‘radix’, meaning to get to the root of something. When we grow food, we get to the root of some of the fundamental issues in...

Be your best you: Passion into Purpose podcast by Dave Delaney

Be your best you: Passion into Purpose podcast by Dave Delaney ‘Be your best you‘ is a new podcast series by David Delaney interviewing people about how they translate their passion into purpose. Today he talks to Lisa Fingleton about The Barna Way and The Local Food Project Listen to the podcast HERE . She strives to ‘be the...

The Barna Way Springs Into Life

The Barna Way Springs Into Life Despite all the challenges of the Pandemic we are continuing to enjoy Spring and all our projects here at The Barna Way. We are really focusing on biodversity, food and habitats this year. We are enjoying working with Dr Barry O Donoghue who has been conducting a...

Take Heed: We Need Culture For Our Spirits

Take Heed: We Need Culture For Our Spirits I wrote this poem for artists, musicians, singers, poets and writers who have found themselves out of work during the pandemic. We need to value artists and and remember that we need culture for our spirits now more than any other time. Take heed when theatres close...

Last Hug: A Morning Melody with Singer Katie O Connor

Last Hug: A Morning Melody with Singer Katie O Connor Lovely to start the day with a morning melody from the wonderful performer Katie O Connor, singing a song I wrote called ‘Last Hug’. Thank you Katie for doing such a beautiful cover. I think we are all realising how precious hugs are in this pandemic and...

The Demise of Mrs Doyle

The Demise of Mrs Doyle Wrote this new poem called The Demise of Mrs Doyle about the hazards of Irish hospitality in the context of Covid 19. You can listen to it here on soundcloud:   Mrs. Doyle’s Demise I hear a knock on the door Then hear the voice of Joan Do you mind if I come in?...