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Hello, my name is Fionntáin, you are welcome to my world :-)
Yes, you will be happy to know that I am a human being, but first and foremost i am a Spirit Being on earth and everything i do is aligned with the Divine Energy that I Am. I share my vibration principally as a singer songwriter and sound healer. My intention in living this life, is to assist in the manifestation of Heaven on Earth. It is a mission i share with an ever increasing band of people all around the world, there are millions of us, some of us simply just don’t know it yet. This mission has inspired me recently to leave a very comfortable life and live in my forest, off grid, on my own, me and the trees, following the promptings of my heart.
As more and more volunteers come to my forest, it is clear that primarily I offer a spiritual experience in which volunteers get to live simply and simply be. Yet all experiences are spiritual, there's nothing exclusive here. My top priority is to upgrade existing spaces and accommodation and to erect the dance pavilion, a jewel in the forest, a dream of Divine Consciousness 🕺❤️💃 The pavilion will be timber post and beam, set in the center of the forest. The space is now cleared and posts already in place, cut from the forest. So volunteers are very welcome to come and assist especially those with carpentry/building experience
This forest, this place of calm which is for-rest, calls on all here to make a commitment to themselves. We may feel that it is ourselves, our personalities that are making this commitment, taking this journey within, but this is not the case. Yes, our bodies are crying out for more, but it is only our Divine selves that will satisfy the tears. There is nothing else to discover only that we, without exception, have been Divine all along and therefore we have everything we need right here right now, we are perfect. Everything else is temporary and will fade away, only the Divine remains. This is why everyone deserves more love not less, even those with whom we disagree. One of the principle signs of this journey within is emotional responsibility. This is when you realise that whatever emotion arises within you is here to help you, is looking for your love and so is drawing the love that you already are out of you. When you give it your love you discover you are deepening your relationship with your self and therefore with the whole world. This marks the end of the blame game. There is no one to blame. There is an emotion you are feeling. There is a thought that you are experiencing. There is an opportunity for you to realise who you are, an opportunity to see that things could not have happened any other way for you to realise who you already are.
On a south facing slope, the 9 acre forest consists of 7200 deciduous trees which were planted in 2001. The views to the Mountains are beautiful. If you are looking for a peaceful secluded natural environment then this could be the place for you. Please be clear that this is a rustic off grid experience with basic facilities at present. Temporary accommodation consists of a 3 bed mobile home for visitors and volunteers.
I ask that you are genuinely interested in and respectful of the vibration i am creating here, that you are courteous and respectful to all who come here and reside here, that you keep the mobile home tidy, that you do not take alcohol, meat or drugs at any time during your stay, that you only smoke outdoors and that you are contactable at all times in case of emergency.
In order to make this workaway experience work for all, i spend a lot of time and energy ensuring my profile is accurate and up to date, in Q&A sessions on video and text, lifts on arrival and departure to bus/train, ensuring you are getting good quality meals and that your stay is comfortable and enjoyable. I ask in return that you give of your best whilst working with me.
My dream is to live in or be part of an abundant community of like minded souls in which we co create life, providing all our needs, creating spaces where we can fulfil all our desires in a mutually supportive and loving environment that nurtures the optimal health and wellbeing of all whilst restoring and maintaining the biological harmony of our planet
As i cannot add meat waste to my compost bin, i ask that no meat is eaten at any time during your stay
If you are travelling from abroad, please check all relevant government requirements before applying
This is a very quite calm peaceful place in the country side near a quite village. Some volunteers find it too quite. You need to be self sufficient. Be prepared to entertain yourself rather than being entertainment by others. Also accommodation is very basic and there are only a few of the appliances found in the average european household.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
I have been a workaway volunteer myself for 2 years travelling around Europe. So i have an understanding of what ingredients produce a good experience.
Acknowledging that we all perceive things differently, what i see here in my forest is peace and quite, an opportunity to be myself, feel my spirit and follow its desires. In exchange for your presence, energy and 6 hours help 5 days a week, i offer you in return an opportunity to connect with nature, to feel Ireland in your bones, to relax and unwind, to gain some eco building and or forestry experience and most of all, to simply be
Erecting dance pavilion and
Upgrading a mobile home
Ongoing maintenance :
Gathering, chopping and stacking timber
Cutting down small willow trees and creating willow fences
Clearing brambles and creating walks through the forest
Maintaining the vegetable garden
Cooking and Cleaning
Willow sculpture and other art creations, resonating with the vibrations of my dream and using the natural resources of the forest, are encouraged and welcomed
Painting and Decorating
As noted above the accommodation is very basic. Volunteers will be accommodated in the 3 bedroom mobile home, which is situated in a large clearing in the centre of the forest, so it gets lots of sunlight. The bedrooms are unheated, so will be comfortable from May to September. If someone wishes to come during the colder days of autumn and winter, i am open to discussing their request. Pillows and duvets are provided. Please bring your own sleeping bag, towel and soap. I live in an adjacent mobile home. Please let me know if you are taller than 1.85m to ensure the available bed is suitable for you.
The mobile home has a gas hob and sink. Perishable food is kept cool in a cold box outside. Fresh running water from my well is available. An outdoor compost toilet and a gravity fed solar shower area are provided. The shower will have lukewarm water on sunny days only from April to September. An outdoor hot water bath is available all year long
There is solar power with enough capacity to give each volunteer a light and a charging point for a phone and, as noted above, if theres enough sun, a pc.
At present i dont have wifi. My mobile data signal on the THREE network is very good and only drops occasionally. My phone can be a hotspot for approx one hour most days if required.
Food is mostly vegetarian/vegan/organic. For breakfast i provide oats, rice milk, fresh fruit, dried fruit, seeds, and sometimes local honey. Dinner is usually rice/lentils/potatoes/salads with vegetable stirfry/stew, lighter food in warmer weather. Please let me know if there is any specific food you would like. Please do not eat meat at any time during your stay. If you are cooking, it will be taken as part of your volunteering hours.
CARE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
I reduce, reuse and recycle very consciously, aware of my place in the cycle of life, caring for the earth with every breath i take. I ask that each volunteer separates their waste into whatever containers are provided and that the trees and plants, insects, animals, the birds and the bees in my forest are all treated with respect.
During summer please bring an old long sleeved and or short sleeved shirt, trousers, sun hat, an old rain jacket and shoes or boots. Wellingtons, waterproofs, warm jacket and warm boots are good to have during winter. Slip on footwear is very convenient when going in and out of the mobile home.
There is no washing machine here. Please bring clothes that are easily washed by hand.
A 4 person tent is available, which is warm inside from May/June to August/September
MEDICAL TREATMENT AND UNFORESEEN EXPENSES
When travelling from abroad, in case you have to visit the doctor and if you are eligible, it is advisable to have a European Health Insurance card.
Please leave no trace of your visit. Clean your room including all surface when you are departing
It is important to know that i respect each volunteers private space, their likes and dislikes. We are all unique beautiful individuals. I do not assume that because you come and stay at my place that we are going to get along like a house on fire. If that happens to be the case, that would be wonderful, but its an added extra. Be assured that it is entirely up to each person to spend their free time as they wish.
A small village is within walking distance with restaurant, small shop open 7days, pub, petrol pumps and post box. There are 2 caravan parks in the area and its a 5 minute drive to the nearest hotel.
Tipperary town is 15minute drive away with shops, supermarkets, cafes, pubs, a swimming pool, library, small art gallery, cinema and theatre. I drive to Tipperary Town once a week or every 2 weeks and i can offer you a lift at those times
Local Attractions include:
1. Superb walking trails through the Glen of Aherlow and up the Galtee Mountains. My forest is on some of these walking trails.
2. Some small megalithic monuments and ancient wells close by
3. Cahir Castle with Swiss Cottage and Sculpture Park
4. The Rock of Cashel
5. Lough Gur with a wonderful megalithic stone circle (the largest in Ireland), lake walks, archaeological site and ringforts, homes of 'The Little People'
TRANSPORT : ALL THE INFORMATION BELOW IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT SHORT NOTICE PLEASE READ ALL RELEVANT WEBSITES FOR UPDATES
IRISH RAIL TRAIN TICKETS: PLEASE BUY YOU TICKETS ONLINE, ITS CHEAPER. IF YOU BUY IN THE STATION JUST BEFORE DEPARTURE, IT IS VERY EXPENSIVE
BUS TICKETS: CHECK THE ONLINE PRICE BEFORE PLANNING YOUR TRIP
TRAVELLING FROM ABROAD
Dublin Airport is the most convenient. Best time to arrive in Dublin Airport is approximately sometime before 1pm if you wish to come straight to my place by train.
Summary: Take Bus from Dublin Airport to Heuston Station, then train from Heuston Station to Limerick Junction.
Travelling from Dublin Airport to Heuston Station: PLEASE CHECK ONLINE FOR BUS INFO
At Heuston Station, take train travelling in the direction of Cork, get off at Limerick Junction. Last train leaves at 19.00 (there may be a later train, but it means you will arrive at the forest very late, which i try to avoid). The journey takes 1 hour and 40mins approximately.
I can pick you up from and drop you back to this train station at no cost. Please let me know well in advance so i can plan my day
Please note: Limerick Junction Train Station is outside Tipperary town not in Limerick City.
Dublin port: There are some public transport connections to the city centre where you can catch the train mentioned above. Check with your ferry company.
Rosslare Harbour: Check Buseireann website for bus timetable
TRAVELLING FROM WITHIN IRELAND
Plan to arrive in Tipperary Town and i can pick you up and drop you back there at no cost or if you have your own transport come straight to the forest
MAKING AN APPLICATION FOR A VOLUNTEER POSITION
If you are inspired to apply for a volunteer position, please answer the following questions:
* What is it about my project that inspires you to apply ?
* Are you healthy and fit ?
In order to see if we will work well together i interview all shortlisted applicants on a video call.
Thank you for reading my profile. May your flow be with you and it is so :-)
UPDATE 2O May 2019
3 volunteers have joined me this month and we have made great progress in clearing the forest and stacking logs. The site has been cleared for the strawbale cabin and holes for the foundation piers are being dug.
UPDATE 7 JUNE 2019
Foundation concrete block piers are now complete, see photos. Materials are coming soon for floor and walls. Yippee!! Big thanks to my volunteers are all their great assistance
UPDATE 11 JULY 2019
Ground floor is in place. Strawbales have arrived. Proceeding to get all the rooftimbers cut before we build walls. Once again, great help by all the volunteers, all of which is so appreciated. You are all helping to make my dreams come true. Thank you so much. :-) 4 person tent now available, warm from May/June to August/September
UPDATE 5 AUG 2019
Strawbale walls built, starting on the loft and roof next. My volunteers are fabulous. Overflowing gratitude to them all
UPDATE 21 AUG 2019
The roof timbers and membrane are up. So I am now permanently waterproof for the first time. No more taking on and off plastic sheets. Yippee!! I did however discover a leak in 2 bales and they are been replaced. 19 years ago I bought this land, planted the trees and designed a path running through them. I had become accustomed to regarding the path as a dream on paper. It was a very emotional moment when my volunteers revealed to me the path they created in line with the designs I penned so many years ago. A special moment. Thank you to all the volunteers involved
UPDATE 21 OCT 2019
The roof tiles are on and the walls are been prepared for interior earth plastering. However exterior lime plastering is not advised during frosty weather, so that will not be completed until spring. Meanwhile, focus moves to forest maintenance, the completion of a stone bridge and water pool and plans for a vegetable garden. Again many thanks to all the wonderful volunteers who help to make my dreams come true.
UPDATE 2 MAR 2020
After a break for the winter, we are continuing to develop the healing path including adding some new ones. The stone bridge and rock pool are complete. I am taking down the strawbale cabin, its too big and doesnt look well in the landscape. I will be building something more sympathetic. Many thanks to the Universe for everything
UPDATE 7 JUNE 2020
After a Covid19 break i am taking on volunteers again. Development of the forest continues and clearing for the vegetable garden has begun. Once again i am very thankful to all the volunteers who have contributed their energy, joy and love to this project. The dance space awaits helpers to commence its construction. Carpenters are very welcome to apply
UPDATE 2SEPT 2020
Please take all government covid19 travel regulations into consideration before contacting me
UPDATE 16OCT 2020
I am delighted to announce that work on clearing the site in preparation for the dance space began yesterday!! Alleluia!!
UPDATE 16APR 2021
Trees are cut for the dance pavilion and posts are in place ready for erection. I call on the Universe to send me all the carpenters/builders/workers/volunteers I need to build the dance pavilion or dear Universe bring me something even greater than this. Amen Alleluia and so it is and so we are free 💃☀️❤️☀️🕺
UPDATE 28JUL 2021
Foundations are in place
UPDATE 27OCT 2021
All structural posts are in place and starting to install beams soon, outdoor seating installed, landscaping and water well upgrading continues. Thanks to all the volunteers involved. Alleluia!!! Praise the Lord!!!
UPDATE 11AUG 2022
Dance Pavilion ground floor structure is now complete and work has commenced on first floor
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
At present i dont have wifi. My mobile data signal is on the THREE network is very good and only drops occasionally. My phone can be a hotspot for one hour per day if required. Solar power limits the use of a pc so please ask if you need to use a pc and i will see if it is practical
Those travelling in Campervans and Motorhomes are very welcome.
Yes. I love having pets around. There is plenty of space outside. Inside depends on the pet. One volunteers dog ripped the upholstery. So my place will not suit some pets.
More than two
5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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