Graham Reid teaches glassblowing at Leitrim Sculpture Centre and has a flameworking and metal studio at home in Castleore, Sligo. His sculptural work is primarily concerned with expressing and manifesting the universal forces that surround us but are often invisible.
Aer Remedy is based in Sligo and aims to bring the remedial elements of aerial to the North West. Aerial is commonly associated with circus, through the use of trapeze, silks, hoop and rope to name a few. Aer Remedy strive to encourage the community to explore what the aerial arts have to offer to your physical, mental and emotional health.
Yoga with Blaithin provides a teaching flow that allows beginners to ease comfortably into the practice whilst also offering more challenging poses to the seasoned practitioner. Yoga provides a student with the opportunity to bring awareness to their physical body through breath while switching off from the workings of a busy mind. It can be used as an active meditation bringing one to place of calm self-acceptance in difficult times!
'Let Off Steam' Activity Providers
'Let It All Go' Activity Providers
iSurfIreland is owned and operated by lifelong Strandhill surfers Eddie Moran and Seamus Mc Goldrick, top Irish big wave bodyboarder, who together have twelve years of coaching experience. They are family friendly, beginner friendly and also cater to more experienced surfers.
The ethos of Rennafix is to promote participation in all forms of life-enhancing activities to improve personal mental health. The activities best suited to you will depend on your own life-experiences and preferences. To make it easier to navigate all the potentional activites available in the Northwest of Ireland we have categorised them into three general areas.
Emma has combined three of her passions, Hair, Millinery and respect for Mother Nature, to bring you her creative corner at Locks and Lace, a unisex, solely organic hair salon and millinery, nestled in between two mountains on the Strandhill
peninsula in County Sligo.
'Dip Your Toe' Activity Providers
In Irish Cuan means Haven. The idea behind this Clinic is that it is a haven, a place where you may leave your worries and troubles behind, and enter a place of peace, tranquility and healing. Cuan Holistic Clinic offer a diverse range of massage and reflexology.
Dave Mc Loughlin has been working with clay for over 20 years. In 1996 he set up Benbulben Pottery in a 300 year old farm building at Rathcormac, County Sligo. The beauty of the county has always been an inspiration with Benbulben mountain as a backdrop and miles of beautiful coastline and beaches.
'Let off Steam' Activities
When you're feeling the need to exercise your demons or just burn off some stress in a healthy way. These activities are suitable for people with a higher level of fitness, you may already be active at other sports and have an 'up for anything' attitude. Trying these activities for the first time or returning to a forgotten pass-time can bring with it a sense of achievement and exhileration.
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'Dip your Toe' Activities
When you're feeling the need to try something new and to break the monotony of your current routine. These activities are suitable for people with a basic level of fitness, you may suspect that its time to step out of your comfort zone or just want to experience nature from a new perspective. Trying one of these activities can bring with it a sense of awe and allow you time to be with yourself in a safe space indoors or out in nature.
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'Let it all Go' Activities
When you're feeling the need to indulge yourself in something that directly benefits you. These activities are suitable for all people of all fitness levels but may be more appealing to those with an artisitic nature or those feeling the need to express some creativity.
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Hong Ying offer traditional Chinese Martial Arts in the North West. Kung Fu is a concept that refers to skill, gained through hard work. By practising consistently over a long period of time, everyone is able to turn weakness into strength. In doing so, we also deepen our understanding, and improve our relationship with the world around us.
Gecko Glasscraft is situated in Rathcormac Craft Village. Taking inspiration from the surrounding land and seascapes glass artist Enda Clarke designs and creates vibrant, contemporary pieces using a variety of glass techniques including copper foil, lead work and fusing. Adult and kids workshops on offer.
Situated amid the beautiful landscape of the North West is Eagles Flying, the largest Centre for Birds of Prey and Owls in the country. Situated on 27 hectares, the sanctuary is home to about 350 birds and animals out of 75 species. Experience of majestic raptors soaring over one of the most lovely locations to be found.
Sligo Sports Complex hosts a heated swimming pool and hildren’s pool, jacuzzi, steam room (Available during public hours) & shower fully air-conditioned gymnasium and changing rooms, sports hall, outdoor astro turf pitch, disabled facilities and baby changing facilities.
One Eighty Coaching aims to empower you to make, meet and exceed personal and professional goals. Amy will partner with you to design, develop and implement action based, goal oriented processes that are tailored to your needs.
Keash Equestrian Centre pride themselves on providing a safe and professional facility to accommodate both adults and children of all ages and abilities. The centre has a fully qualified Equine Assisted Therapy Facilitator on site who is dedicated to the needs and aspirations of her clients.
Using mindfulness as a core principal, Beo Centre for Mindfulness & Integrated Health fosters a sense of honouring the whole of a person, physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Honouring the potential of each human being to learn, to grow, to transform and to heal.
Northwest Adventure Tours is a company specialising in guided biking, hiking and stand up paddle boarding tours in the stunning North West. They provide some of the most amazing full and half day adventure tours in Ireland, and have a wide range of routes and tours available to cater for every ability. View our blog for more info on Northwest Adventure Tours.
Sligo Bay SUP is an ASI qualified Stand Up Paddle Board School and Guiding Service, operating from Rosses Point, Lissadell, Streedagh Beach, Mullaghmore and Doorly Park. Experience Stand Up Paddle Boarding surrounded by 360 degree views of the stunning Sligo coastline.
Feehily's Florist run floristry workshops on a seasonal basis. Floristry classes are for people at all levels. Beginners are welcome. The classes introduce you to floristry in a relaxed way and it is great fun. Brighten up your home with a new creation made by you in floristry class.
Seatrails in Sligo, place of cultural heritage, ancient sites and incredible land and seascapes. Offering guided heritage walks, horse rides and kayak trails in pretty places that will take your breath away along the Wild Atlantic Way.
Carraig Climbing specialise in outdoor rock climbing and adventure in Sligo, Ireland. Their main focus is on giving each individual an unforgettable and thrilling experience on the rock!
Rebecca Allen helps women to reduce stress & anxiety so they feel confident and equipped to deal with life's challenges in a positive life affirming way through massage, yoga and meditation.
Northwest Freediving School is situated in Mullaghmore Village, Co. Sligo in the Northwest of Ireland. They offer AIDA Freediving Courses, Pool Courses, Coaching and Training Sessions, Surf-vival Courses and Snorkelling trips.
Lara Serviolle is a member of the PRTCM and recognised by VHI, Laya Healthcare and other main Health Insurance providers in Ireland for the provision of Acupuncture treatments. She is a qualified and insured practitioner of:
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture, Moxibustion,
Cupping, Lifestyle and dietary therapy.