Woodland Bard

is creating Labyrinth Gardens & Sunday Sessions Broadcast

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Carrowcrory Subscriber

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Access to all media shared here for you, and my upcoming 'Sidhe, Water and Tree Folklore course'.

This is more than just folklore tales, but suggestions of how to use these folklore stories and images for colourful meaningful inspiration, mapping, and decision making through our lives. Presented to transform personal uncertainty and longing into creativity and contentment.


Carrowcrory Partner

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Your receive access to my 'Sidhe, Water, & Tree Folklore course', plus the higher tier pledge helps with our Labyrinth Gardens plants fund as each year we add and replace more trees and plants.  

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About Woodland Bard

Carrowcrory Labyrinth Gardens

Due to Covid precautions, we now host Sunday Sessions. Currently. this is an online broadcast, through Facebook, YouTube and Periscope, that focuses on ...

The Three Pillars of Sunday Sessions ...
  1. explore nature centred folklore
  2. personally apply this mindfully outside within your Tree or Garden Sanctuary
  3. express your visions through your writing, art, craft, performance, problem solving, & vocation
I am now posting editions of these Sunday Sessions here on Patreon.
I am currently catching up with this but the plan is to soon serve you sneak previews before the Sunday.

Urgent! A new project has now developed!

The land 360 degrees around our Carrowcrory Labyrinth Gardens is now up for sale and viewing visitors, so far, call on me, thinking I am the seller, and talk about building holiday homes or planting monoculture sitka spruce plantations around us. We want to prevent this!

So all of your subscriptions, sponsorships and donations are being applied to this cause. The aim is to buy all or part of the land, depending on what funds are raised, to create a Public Access Community Natural Native Woodland, Carrowcrory Community Woodland.

As the land has been unused, wind, birds and animals have seeded the land and a natural woodland has created itself and is expanding. We would like to preserve this and allow access for learning and leisure as, despite being Rural Ireland, we do not have a woodland amenity nearby

Introducing our Carrowcrory Labyrinth Gardens ....

Our labyrinth gardens, especially the Tree Labyrinth Garden, are wonderful spaces for spiritual contemplation, mindfulness, problem solving, nature connection, journaling, creative writing, and sound therapy sessions.

We currently host a Tree Labyrinth, Herb Spiral Labyrinth, Triple Spiral Labyrinth, Fire Dance Garden, and Fruit Serpent Harvest Garden.

We have had to postpone people visits to the Carrowcrory Labyrinth Gardens for awhile, but intend to open them up on Sunday Afternoons again soon for visits only by Patrons and Sponsors from other platforms. There will be a limit of 8 people here at any time, for awhile. This is an advantage for individual contemplations by visitors. We have also discovered it to be a great craic when we have 8 people here. Not too crowded.

All of these garden projects requires maintenance, repairs, and additional plants, hence our 'Buy A Plant' $2 subscription tier ... 

... but for awhile, all arriving funds are being diverted to the urgent, Carrowcrory Community Woodland fund

... and who is creating and managing all of this?. .

Hello, I am John Willmott, aka Woodland Bard here. My nickname was given to me as coordinator of Bards In The Woods, in NW Ireland. Carrowcrory Labyrinth Gardens is now my full time work, between the Equinoxes, looking after their upkeep and guiding visitors. The cover pic above is the willow cairn centre, a  relaxation area of the Tree Labyrinth here  

Carrowcrory Cottage and Labyrinth Gardens, are between Ballymote in Co. Sligo and Boyle in Co. Roscommon. We are close to the county borders. But to honour my earned nickname, we still go into the woods and have bardic sessions from time to time, especially during March and October.  

for Patrons, I intend to post all kinds of additional content here ...

1. Video, audio, and article productions, 5 to 30 minutes per episode.   
2. Some productions feature herblore, treelore, Ogham, water lore, labyrinths,
3. Some productions feature herb craft, cottage craft, and recipes
4. Some productions include poems, songs, stories, wellness thoughts, and composed music
5. Patreon Patrons are also invited to visit our labyrinth gardens, in season, free entry.    

Thank you for your kind support

We hope to meet you here at Carrowcrory Labyrinth Gardens too, one day..  
John Willmott, aka Woodland Bard, so they called me :-)

Here is the opening Sunday Session introduction for 2020, was live on Sunday 22nd March

click here for our Carrowcrory Labyrinths web site



Goals
$65.09 of $121.43 per month
We are still adding new gardens to Carrowcrory Labyrinth Gardens and they always need additional plants and trees. At present I am focused on completing our Soft Fruit Serpent Garden, a winding serpent style labyrinth
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