A few people live here. Most of them reside here,
though there are occasional short term visitors. A few old granite
cottages have been restored, with plumbing and power installed, and we
have a caravan for summer (or hardy) visitors. You can Read
about The Cottages
here, and if you would like to come for a holiday escape or to live here, let us know.
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There's always plenty do do around here, tending the
garden, logging or clearing the woods, maintaining buildings and
wall. If you would like to find out what it's like please let us
know. Nothing here is going to yield a living wage, but you might
find out a bit about how nature works or even find yourself.If you would
like to join our nature
club, please contact
us. We manage all land naturally - no chems and lots of hard work! See the garden section here.
Sometimes people even get married here, but that's about communing with nature as much as having a party ...
There are some fun things to do around here.
The woods were once designed as pleasure gardens with many exotic
rhododendrons and bluebells planted throughout. There are paths
and ditches and dykes built by hand which allow access. Right in
the centre is an Asian water garden rediscovered recently.
The River Slaney at
the edge of our woods, used to be one of the fastest
rivers with the best spring salmon catch in Europe. That was 100
years ago and today we encourage anglers to enjoy the river, but leave
the fish alone. Anglers are the last protection against urban and
industrial pollution of the Slaney water basin.
Yoga schedule here.
Read about fishing at Ballin Temple (only permitted under special circumstances. Nature Club membership required)
Region Fisheries Board has information about permits, fisheries etc.