Plant Lover’s Journey to Ireland
Spring Time on the Beautiful & Magical Emerald Isle
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We had such an amazing response to our first trip, we are going again!
We invite you to join us
Join Rosemary Gladstar & Donna Winston for an inspirational & joyful journey to the natural, sacred and mystical sites of Ireland. Considered to be one of the ‘most beautiful countries in the world’, Ireland’s charm is legendary. From its abundance of mystical and ceremonial sites, to its ‘little people’, to the endless display of herbs and lush green countryside, Ireland invites, enchants, and plays on the imagination. We’re delighted to invite you to join us on this special journey as we explore the depths of Ireland getting to know the local flora, learning from organic herbalists and farmers, and experiencing the sacred sites. Our excellent guide & host, Christopher Gambatese, is also an herbalist. We will visit ancient stone circles on isolated hillsides, explore primordial forests with local herbalists, hear the legends of the fairy folk told by famous story tellers, and, of course, for those who fancy, listen to traditional Irish folk music with Guinness in hand at the local pubs. Our journey will weave through the countryside of Southwest Ireland and include such beautiful sites as the Cliff’s of Moher, Genstal Abbey, The Grange Stone Circle, and the island of Skellig Michael.
Cost: $2795.00 per person. Includes double occupancy lodging (inquire for private rooms); three meals a day with one or two meals during the trip ‘on your own’; all transportation within Ireland, all entrance fees, classes and instruction. Trip costs does not include round trip airfare to Shannon Airport, Co. Clare, Ireland or items of a personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, or personal tips.
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A few of the highlights of our visit will include…
Poulnabrone Dolmen Carran, Burren
Brian Boru Oak of Raheen Woods
Grange Stone Circle on Lough Gur
Irish Seed Savers
The Gearagh Forest
The Island of Skelligh Michael
Cliffs of Moher
Author of numerous herb books including the bestseller Herbal Healing for Women, co-founder of Sage Mountain Herbal Retreat Center and founding President of United Plant Savers. Rosemary has been a practicing herbalist for over four decades and brings a deep passion and joy to her work.
Donna Bryant Winston
Donna is an herbalist, holistic nurse, and co-director of the Women’s Herbal Conference with Rosemary Gladstar. Donna combines her herbal background and nursing knowledge to educate and mentor Medical and Nursing students in integrative practice through a connection to the plants.
Chris has studied organic horticulture, field botany, received a BSc in Herbal Science from the Cork Institute and clinical training at the Irish School of Phytotherapy. He is a practicing community herbalist and created First Aid stalls at Irish festivals. He has been touring Ireland relentlessly for 20 years in search of nature, beauty, and mystery and is delighted to be co-leading this trip.
* Please note, Rosemary, unfortunately, isn’t planning to lead any Plant Lover’s Journey’s in the near future.
However her good friend, Kathleen Maier of Sacred Traditions, will be leading the Ireland trip along with Tara De Roiste and Chris Gambatese of Wild Routes Ireland. Herbalist Lorna Mauney-Brodek of Herbalista Health Network will also be co-leading this herbal adventure.
The folks at Wild Routes are passionate about the cultural and environmental regeneration of their fair isle, about sharing not just the mystical magic of this ancient land but also information about the grassroots organizations that are working to restore balance – culturally, socially, and environmentally. You can find out more information about this trip by contacting Kat at firstname.lastname@example.org and http://wildroutesireland.com