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Suaimhneas sna Coillte at Glengarra Lodge

Now in its second year, Suaimhneas sna Coillte is a unique weekend-long series of events set in the idyllic surroundings of Glengarra Mountain Lodge in Glengarra Wood. Tickets for this event are on sale on Eventbrite. This festival of peace and harmony amongst those natural habitats that lie on our doorstep encourages us to appreciate the presence of the lodge in the forest by bridging the use of the forest and Mountain Lodge together and engage the local and regional community through a quartet of combined elements; nature, heritage, creative practice and wellbeing.

Part of the plan for the rejuvenation of Glengarra Mountain Lodge, located in Glengarra Wood, as a community project, is to create a resource for events and a retreat for artists and writers complimenting the well-being of community citizens and local creatives.

Now with significant development in the restoration of the Mountain Lodge achieved, this wellness festival is an opportunity to showcase the potential of the Mountain Lodge not only for those in our community but for the wider artistic, nature enthused and physical well-being communities and groups.

Expanding on the success of the inaugural festival in 2021, the 2022 festival will run over three days.

Oíche Samhraidh [Summer Night] | Friday 19th August [Dusk: 8pm-10.15pm | Moonlight: 9.30pm-11.45pm]

A new initiative for the 2022 festival which aims to expand the creative engagement of the community with a newly curated multi-media arts installation. This event hosts a 4km guided sensory walk at dusk (a second walk at Moonlight) travelling via three audio-visual installations in the forest.

Síocháin agus Compord [Serenity and Comfort] | Saturday 20th August | 10am-5pm

Full day wellness retreat at Glengarra Mountain Lodge.

Suaimhneas on Sunday [Wellness on Sunday] | Sunday 21st August | 9am-5.30pm

Sunday hosts an array of local creatives and well-being practitioners in the forest and at Mountain Lodge completing the weekend in celebration of well-being amongst the natural splendour and the architectural grandeur of Mountain Lodge.

Several free and ticketed events are scheduled throughout the weekend and booking is essential.