Acronnection January 19 – 21 the winter edition in Éirí
For more pictures: photos.app.goo.gl/N2sgh3dJ7veBJCxY8


Happy New Year, Love and Peace to all. Fractals of a dream
The New Year started with a minutes long chanted “Ceasefire Now”, followed by the band playing “All you need is love”.

All three score of us had a lovely day and night with yoga, creating art on paper, journaling, drum circle, lots of live music and dancing.


BrEaK TrU report
A lightning strike fried our Internet and telephone connections in the night of the 8th of Nov. Vodafone did not manage to restore for over 3 weeks, in spite of many calls. Since the eve of Dec 1st we are finally back in touch with the world!
Here is the program we failed to put up in advance. Now with reporting it was an awesome weekend!


Some 3 score supporters attended the Gaza fundraising Mango Moon Concert
Kryptik Music & Arts Festival
A tremendously happy loving Kryptik music & arts event enjoyed well over a hundred revellers dancing, camping, sitting around the fire, hanging together, until the bus came to collect most of them the next (Sun)day at 6 pm. Here are a few pictures:


65 Acro yoginis and yogis came for the June bank holiday Retreat. Some picturial records:




3-day Doula Training Workshop
A (first) 3-day Doula Training Workshop was hosted halfway April. Maybe this also will turn out to be the beginning of a Campaign for Facilitating Homebirths in West Cork?
Here a brief pictorial report.

Mango Moon concert
We celebrated the end of wintertime with an excellent and warming Mango Moon concert.

Rehearsing before their Irish tour

The West Cork Yoga Festival has (re)started!, Aug 28

Corner of tail end of a lunch during the Sacred Bodywork Retreat, Aug 14 – 20

Squian’s Private Dance Fest was a bit overcrowded, but good musical fun for most

Solstice’ eve 2022
To celebrate the Solstice we initiated the ritual fireplace in the stone circle, the Éirí fairy ring. Our cat, Grace, took part in all proceedings, enhancing the light of peace and harmony in the world. We prayed, played the flute, sang and danced into the slowly falling night.


Now we are 7
On May 7th we turned 7 years old and celebrated with some 3 score of guests.
The band – which has no name yet – they are 8 now, played a set of 3 hours of excellent dub dance music and then we danced well into the wee hours on canned music, oldies included.
In his top hat and tails the manager welcomed the celebrants


Squian’s danceparty with live reggae style band and djs. Some 100 happy revelers danced into the next daylight.

Drums workshop March 26

12-14 February Sendoff and Celebration of the Life of Michael and seeing off gathering

5th & 6th February monthly Mind & Body work shop

29th January Ad Astria new year’s celebration

Mellow and happy Solstice gathering

Here pics from 2 of 3 live musical acts before the djs started into the wee hours. In spite of the heavy rain most were happy staying outside, under the balcony.


Pre Solstice 2021

No bass tonight… still a good concert by First Class and Coach with most excellent drumming by Andrew, behind Gerry and Ruben Dancing inside, with most outside, under the balcony or round the fire. Until way after the full moon at 4:35 Dozens stayed the night. At last a social gathering again! Some brave ones went for a morning swim at the private beach.


One day Flow festival


Jake Stanley’s CD presentation concert.

L to R Madeleine Stanley, making her very succesful singing debut, Jake, on bass Dave Brasier and Susanna Goodright RTE Lyric’s Blue of the Night deep listening presenter praised the concert, ambiance and specially the good sound in the hall. Acclaim for the accoustics!
All ready for the guests Even the manager of Éirí dressed up


Halloween ’21

Some guests, full shoe rack


Meditative part of Sunday’s concert in front of a half dozen audience…
A few more pics of Sunday’s concert and jam. Another one planned on Wednesday.


Respectively jamming with Stuart, with Ringsend Rockschool (Dublin); friday night Mamacha concert and more Wilde jamming with Stuart

The Fritzeval was mainly with musicians this time; hopefully next time we will be able to have lots of listeners too!


“Watcha doin’?” asks Robin, sitting on Daithi’s laptop who’s reading the news under the balcony. If the Robin thinks s/he’s not fed in time, he’ll hop into the kitchen to see if there is some food for him there. No human seems to scare him. Jade feeding the resident robin in front of the workshop.



July full moon celebrations.


Help with planting pumpkins, from seed from last year’s. The wind blew half of the plants off the compost heap then, so this year we try something new. Along the ditch to grow down into shelter from the winds. The greening of the circle.


After couple of days rehearsing and jamming, the lads from the rockschool do a gig, with our inabitants as only audience.


New moon and eclipse. Activating the circle as a circle of healing. After inspection by Grace, the cat, we had gracious help, notably of Claire Sands and Les SalAmandas for the feminine force.


Re-planting a eucalyptus tree that was broken by the storm of the 20th of May near the far cabin. Preparing the camping grounds; clearing and levelling … and clearing the drainage ditches


We put some texts near the entrance on the side of our main road, the only road to The Mizen, to inspire the tourists when they pass by in droves again hopefully before summer is out.
The signs were made for us by our friend, local artist Corina Thornton. Honestly, they turned out even more beautiful than we had hoped!
We have a new Queen fiercely ruling Eiri, from up high and down low. She keeps track of everything happening. She rules the land of Éirí and keeps on top of everything; not in the last place the rodent population. No more intrusions into the house! No more fearlessly ambling about for them either…


With the renewed level 5 lock-down there is no distraction from anything going on. So at last there are some unfinished jobs the manager can start to tackle. Here is a fresh truckload of gravel. More deliveries and developments to follow…


We all miss live music so very, terribly much! One of our guests, Brendan, was so kind to spoil us and play us some unprepared violin solo.. Bliss…




We are big fans of Rowan. They were back to rehearse for a few days. On Monday they’ll be in the studio (elswhere) recording an EP. We can’t wait to buy that!


Choir practice at Eiri

music outside

Even a few friends turned up to watch them play outside. Rock’n’Roll!

music students

A group of young city students with their music coach spending some time tenting in our wild nature and making music in the Workshop here.

music students

The boys rehearsing. This evening they’ll play an outside performance.


Charity-Bike ride for cancer research from mizen to malin. Start after a good night and healthy porridge at eiri…


The “saplings” of the band Rowan worked on their music in the workshop for a week or so and then did a bit of a concert – without audience – at Levis’


Yes, a secret bunch of songs. But the secret is out: here is the link to the video on their faecesbook, ehrm, facebook page

A video of the concert of the band Rowan. With only proprietors Joe & Caroline and their kids Johanna and Luke present – (and Éirí manager frits)
Facebook link of the band Rowan




Here is a score of 5 year old appletrees, survivors of two dozen grown from seed, waiting to be grafted. And here they stand now, planted at last. After they are grafted they will be replanted in the orchard in winter sometime.

fallen willow

We had bad weather on the 6th of May, rain and some wind. Some bad gushes, and see, this old tree was leaning out of kilter already, now given up the ghost. Sorry to lose that willow, but now it blocks the path to the cove with three big branches… have to get the handsaw to clear it. But some of its side branches can be saved next to the path.

fallen tree

The fallen tree has been cleared, the path is open again. Only a handsaw was used, as the chainsaw makes big damaging noise and smells bad (fuel). This path has strong etheric presence and the chainsaw would have caused big rents in the subtle fabric of the etheric, astral and finer realms. The 4 trunks weren’t that thick, so even with the little handsaw it was a reasonably easy job. One trunk, sporting its parasitic-like fern, can be seen here in its new position, along the path. The trunks are beautifully mossed, so were thought to be more beautiful to keep in sight, than useful in the fire one day… Two more are along the beginning of the path. The path runs along the Valley, worn out into the rock by a stream running there for millennia. When it rains there are places where the water floods the path many centimeters deep, up to decimeters when pouring down for longer. The stepping stones are not enough to make it passable then. The sign denotes the name: the valley, and asks for respect, in English and Irish. Even though it is private, rather than prohibiting entrance, we ask for respect to the path and what lives and grows around it. Come and have a look and feel one day, and see where it leads…


Happy birthday Eírí!
Today it is our first “lustrum”, it is 5 years ago we started with our adventures here… the main house here, (Echium on the right) but no visitor in sight. The virus has all of you poor friends and fellow humans locked away… It is about time we start respecting nature and so prevent further such pandemics for one. And behave respectful, responsible and fair to each other and to all life. Or become history ourselves. Extinct. As a species we do need to behave grown-up and fully responsible for all our actions, words and thoughts. Happy and inspiring full moon to you all!