About the Artists:
Kim Roberts is a mixed media artist and printmaker living on the shores of Cork Harbour. During the pandemic she returned to Ireland having lived in Greece for a number of years. Her inspiration has always been from the environment she lives in, an urban setting in the City of Thessaloniki in Northern Greece or the natural woodland and seaside setting in Currabinny, Co. Cork. The essence and spirit of both locations evident in the work.
As a mixed media artist she spends a lot of time gathering found objects and waste materials from beaches and boatyards around the harbour. These found materials inspire her further and are used as the subject matter within her work. They are photographed and sketched and end up elevated to another level, almost like trophies. She works fast and furious and from the sub conscious. The results are mainly abstract, inviting the viewers to dive into the forms and extract their own personal narrative.
Ros Terry a Dublin-born visual artist, currently holds the position of resident artist at Hazelhurst Gallery in Monkstown, Cork. Proficient in various media such as oil, gouache, and acrylic paint, he seamlessly navigates artistic styles ranging from classical to contemporary, infusing each piece with his distinctive personality. Beyond painting, he explores diverse processes including sculpture, photography, screen printing, and lino printing. At the core of his artistic philosophy lies an unwavering commitment—to master a versatile skill set capable of bringing any imaginative concept to life, ensuring each piece encapsulates the essence of his vision. Committed to perpetual growth and development, Ros Terry envisions an ongoing journey of artistic evolution.
Born in 1942, Paddy Campbell, Dublin native, initially pursued art at the National College of Art and Design in the '60s. However, he transitioned to culinary arts, gaining expertise in Dublin, London, and Sweden. In 1967, he founded a successful contract catering business, eventually acquiring Bewley's cafe in 1986.
At 54, Campbell returned to his artistic roots, studying painting in Florence. By 2001, he discovered his talent for sculpture, spending three years honing his skills before establishing his studio in Via Luna in 2005. In 2008, his solo exhibition "Un Altro Mondo" marked a departure, showcasing miniature scenes with 1/3rd life size sculptures.
Today, Campbell's renowned for his figurative bronze works, including portraits of notable figures and memorials. His sculptures adorn collections worldwide, from the National Self Portrait Gallery in Limerick to the Aramark Tower in Philadelphia.
John Jermyn lives on the edge of the cliff at Fennell’s Bay, Crosshaven in County Cork, Ireland. This proximity to nature has nurtured in him a fascination with landscape – the power, atmosphere, and mood that the seas, waterways and coastlines inspirit and generate.The paintings explore different aspects in contrasting settings varying from tranquil shorelines or a still canal to raging high seas, initially allowing a glimpse of its subject but then encouraging the viewer into something else, something bigger.
Over the years, he has gained a deep understanding of the Irish landscape, its people and its past. This understanding has created a highly individual painter who is held in high regard by those who are familiar with his work, which is becoming increasingly well known. John’s proximity to nature’s elements provides him with the purest form of inspiration.
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/
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.
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.
This is a lovely practice which focuses on breathing, stretching and relaxing before lunch.
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.
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.