Tuesday, 29 May 2007
Grangebeg. As you can see when the rain stops we are actually able to do some landscaping.
This a shot of the half finished barn across one of the fields.
A few of our cows enjoying the nice day. Ard Keen house and our view in the background.
A shot of the garden in the sun, getting a little a weeding done.
Sunday, 27 May 2007
Everybody received a bell and we explored the universal language of music together and practised listening to each other. And then we passed a bowl of grapes around the circle and whoever had the bowl shared (if they wished) with the rest of the group how their last year has been how they are and what was special, after which they passed the bowl to their neighbour, having of course taken a few grapes for nourishment beforehand. it was wonderfull to hear most people express themselves (even some who rarely do) and to see that we were able to listen and to create a space where that was possible.
Thank you all
Friday, 25 May 2007
Annie, Ross, Emily
Monday, 21 May 2007
The Bridge Community went to Powerscourt Waterfall for this year's Ascensionday outing.
As planned we met up with Greenacres and Duffcarrig Camphill Communities and had a great barbque. It was a wonderful sunny day and everything just fell place for this great outing in this beautiful location. All 130 people were well fed (sausages and burgers were plentiful) and had fun being with each other playing games and exploring this beautiful place through walks.
Saturday, 19 May 2007
The building was a simple two up two down house at the time with a very narrow staircase and a spookycellar that had a door to the rear.
In the picture you see Diane Glynis and Anne who at the time had set up a tempory kitchen upstairs and were training to make scones and provide a lunch for the lads who were out the back chopping firewood and clearing the rubbish and debri that was at the back of the building.
Anne at the time had never before gone up or down a staircase and was kind of scared at the time, but managed remarkably well.
Well life was simpler then... but I wont go on about that
Thursday, 10 May 2007
Wednesday, 9 May 2007
I just came across this picture from the early days of our community in 1991. At the time all of us in the pioneering group were still living in Dunshane and commuting from there to this interesting new and unchartered territory.
We had just bought the land and the shop on the main street and temporarily opened a shop over christmas before the big renovations started in 1992.
It was only then that the building and shop became known as "An Tearmann" which was a name that was recommended by the then parish priest father Supple meaning safe place sanctuary or place of piece.
I will try to see whether I can post some other pictures from the past over the next weeks.
Monday, 7 May 2007
It was a nice day and all of us are happy.
Heinz, Tara and Shiodhna...
Saturday, 5 May 2007
He is originaly from Germany, worked as a librarian, and has worked with people with special needs before. Heinz came to Ireland because he wanted to learn better English (although his English is pretty good) as well as experiencing life in a Camphill Community!
Hye Soo Chang is from South Korea. Soo wanted to have an experience before she started working and she found Camphill on the internet having heard about it already before.
Heinz and Hye Soo are both living in Isserin house. They are both fitting in very well and both are very good at English!
Wednesday, 2 May 2007
Cyril and Julia who were both coworkers in the Bridge Community for longer than a year.
They both move on to bigger and better(?) things.