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How’s your Irish?

Want to spend a cupla days and nights immersed in your native tongue?

Dúisigh do Dhúchas (Awaken your Heritage) is a project to help Irish people recover their roots.

Their first Wild Irish Retreat will take place this September on the Great Blasket Island in County Kerr hosted by Diarmuid Lyng, Siobhán de Paor and Cearbhuil Ni Fhionnghusa.

Diarmuid writes:

This is Irish language immersion but with a contemporary bent, with workshops in poetry, singing circles, wild food foraging and preparation, hurling, yoga, meditation and a purpose-built sweatlodge.

Lessons will be informal and the emphasis will be on learning naturally through experiencing the language.

Food will be organic and locally sourced where possible and accommodation will be simple, comfortable and off the electric grid.

This is an opportunity to live like a former islander for three days, learn skills to live closer to nature, explore your creativity through the Irish language and awaken your body to its natural environment…

Dúisigh do Dhúchas – Wild irish Retreat