Art Exhibition

Daily 10am - 5pm

July 30, 2024

1st July - 30th July

1st July - 30th July

Daily 10am - 5pm

Exhibition of Fine Art by Niall McCarthy

Explore East Cork in a brilliant new light through Niall McCarthy's stunning artworks. Niall has been painting on canvas and more recently, aluminum composite panels for over twenty years and professionally for a decade. Cycling from photorealism to looser pieces that rely on experience and memory, Niall's work explores the transient landscapes of his home. He is a master at creating dream like pieces along with evocative images of the seascapes and farmlands of East Cork.

Niall will be exhibiting at the Grainstore this year from July 1st to 30th. Come have a chat and immerse yourself in the wonderful paint work of Niall McCarthy this Summer.

Contact Niall McCarthy by email: eastcorkpainter@gmail.com

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About Ballymaloe Yoga Retreats:

About Dearbhla

Dearbhla has been practicing yoga for over 20 years, the more she practiced she noticed how grounded and calm she was after yoga. In time the physical rewards became secondary to the mental and spiritual impact of her practice. Yoga and meditation has both become an integral part of her daily life.

Dearbhla currently practices and teaches Vinyasa, Yin and Restorative yoga and Meditation.And she believes through the practice of yoga we can find balance, clarity and stillness of the mind.

Dearbhla has trained extensively and has vast experience teaching retreats both in Ireland and Internationally, she has been the resident teacher at the Cliffs of Moher for 4 years.  She also teaches in Little Bird and Samadhi yoga. And in 2020 and 2021 Dearbhla has been teaching online via Zoom!

Dearbhla is very interested in healing and trauma in the body, her retreats have a focus on healing and letting go of all stress, connecting to a place of peace and calm that is always there.

For more information on Dearbhla visit http://dearbhlaglynn.com/

A Yoga Retreat with delicious Food

Ballymaloe House has a reputation for delivering delicious food. All meals will be served in the beautiful surroundings of the Ballymaloe Dining rooms with produce sourced from the walled garden and local area. Each meal will be a delicious experience to nourish and rejuvenate.

Sample Retreat Itinerary

Arrival Day

  • Check in  3 - 4pm
  • 5pm - Welcome drink and healthy snack in the Grainstore
  • 5.30 - 7pm - Yin and restorative yoga in the grain store or on zoom in your room if you prefer
  • 7.30pm - Welcome dinner in Ballymaloe

1st Day

  • 7.30 - 9.00am - Meditation and morning yoga practice in the Grainstore
  • 9am - Breakfast  in Ballymaloe House
  • 10am - Mindful walk
  • 11.30am - Herbal tea
  • 12pm - Breath work, gentle stretching and relaxation
  • 1.30pm - Lunch in Ballymaloe
Afternoon - free time, find a sunny spot in the garden and read a book, go for a swim at one of the many beautiful beaches close to Ballymaloe. Walk the grounds or take a tour of the Cookery School gardens.
  • 5.30 - 7pm - Evening yoga Yin and Restorative practice - opening up tired joints and letting go of all stress,
  • 7.30pm - Dinner in Ballymaloe

2nd Day

  • 7.30am - Meditation and yoga in the Grainstore
  • 9am - Breakfast  in Ballymaloe House
  • 10am - Mindful walk
  • 11.15 - Herbal tea
  • 11.30 - 12.30am - Breath work and gentle stretching
  • 12.30 - Farewell lunch in Ballymaloe (2 day retreats)
  • 5.30 - 7pm - Evening yoga Yin and Restorative practice - opening  up tired joints and letting go of all stress.
  • 7.15pm - Dinner in Ballymaloe House
  • 9pm – Yoga Nidra in the Grainstore

3rd Day

  • 8am - Meditation and yoga in the Grainstore
  • 10.30am - Farewell Brunch  in Ballymaloe House

Morning Practice

Dearbhla will lead a warming Vinyasa flow practice in the mornings. Practicing several sun salutations with a different variations. The overall practice is slow, moving  mindfully with the breath. Holding some poses a little longer to develop strength and generate warmth in the body. We will flow through different transitions improving overall body awareness and opening the joints, while also strengthening and lengthening the muscles. The practice is slow, warming and requires some physical stamina yet it has a lovely meditative and mindful quality to it.  Dearbhla will offer modifications for any of the more challenging poses and rest is always an option! Creating an overall feeling of stillness and calm.

The second-morning practice

This is a lovely practice which focuses on breathing, stretching and relaxing before lunch.

The Evening practices are Yin and restorative

Slow down, unwind and restore your energy with a ninety minute Yin Yoga and restorative practice, aiming to calm the mind, stretch and relax the body. This two-hour practice will create space and stillness in both the mind and body. Yin yoga targets the connective tissues, such as the ligaments, bones and even the joints, and releases tension and stress in the body.

The focus is simply about letting go of stress and tension, releasing into a deep yin practice followed by a long restorative practice using bolsters and blankets so people can relax, unwind and recharge. Dearbhla will use relaxing essential oils during the restorative practice for an even more relaxing experience.

Ballymaloe House & Grainstore

Come take sanctuary in the beautiful grounds of Ballymaloe House and Grainstore.

We promise to nurture you and create a safe space where you can rest, reflect, reconnect with yourself. Our retreats are for those of us who really want to rest and take some time out to self care, reflect, unwind and simply let go of all stress.

Ballymaloe is is a beautiful, nourishing environment,  you are in a safe and cosy cocoon of comfort, where every detail of your stay has been thought of.

All you have to do is show up and we will make sure you have a wonderful, restful stay

There is plenty of time to reconnect with yourself, move, stretch, rest and reset.

Your bedroom in Ballymaloe will be spacious and comfortable.  

Ballymaloe Grainstore, as the name suggests is an old grainstore that was turned into a multipurpose venue by Rory Allen. The large airy space offers a calm light filled area for you to practice yoga in a safe and covid friendly environment.

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