Past Events

A rare event with harp music, new songs and candle-lighting along the Spiral Garden path, upstairs in Clonmany’s Market Hall, Sunday afternoon 3pm Dec. 3rd.

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The Spiral Garden is a participatory arts experience with gentle music & candle-light!

This celebration is returning to the Inishowen community, with a new song & story, hosted by Kathleen O’Hara Farren & Joleen Henry McLaughlin.

Primarily for children (accompanied by an adult), it is also for people of all ages who appreciate nature & pacing ourselves by listening to our heart.

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Creativity and Heritage

Saturday April 29th, 10am – 4pm Tullyarvan Mill – one of three workshops from the Ignite! Weekend by the Samhlaigh Arts Collective.

Heritage of the Heart – Dulra an Chroí is a workshop where
participants experience a harmonious co-creative circle which integrates both ancient and new tools & techniques. It’s practices and methodologies will support communities to produce quality ‘pop up’ participatory arts & culture events.

You will enjoy learning (through experience) a model of communication with a structure based on natures design. 

The activities will demonstrate how, with awareness, doing things at a slow pace can create deep and fulfilling connections. This is regenerative & revitalising with deep rooted foundations that bring forth your true nature and ability to see true nature.

During the day, we’ll walk, talk, sing and play. We will have a
look at maps that we might not have seen before – both in ourselves and of Inishowen. We’ll experience ways of navigating new ways of learning with natures design at the core. 

We’ll experience ways of navigating new ways of learning with natures design at the core. Pronouncing and understanding the deeper meanings of the Irish language placenames through singing will feature with our special guest, Seoirse Ó Dochartaigh. 

We anticipate that the music, river walk & Art of Hosting activities will be of use should you go on to host your own creative gathering.

“Being at home in yourself & in community” is our intention, as we nurture a conscious creative community of arts & culture in Inishowen and beyond. All are welcome to join this rare opportunity which may be foundational to co-operative events in the emerging new world! Inspired by the Acorn Model, Cultural Emergence, Social Permaculture, Belvaspata, the Art of Hosting, ATTUNE and Inis Eoghain.

Kathleen O’Hara Farren hosts Participatory Arts events. The Edge and Home Education have been her recent interests. “I’m happy to be offering some top techniques for self-care that bring vitality to your life and to those around you” says Kathleen. “Heritage of the Heart – Dulra an Chroí will introduce us to easeful event management. I look forward to seeing some colleagues, friends and new connections.” My life in Inishowen has been most interesting with projects like The Inishowen Summer Gathering, Creative Parenting, Anchor Arts Centre, The Circle of Wonder and family life here, on the land, by the sea.

Seoirse Ó Dochartaigh

Seoirse’s speciality is Gaelic song, poetry & story prefaced by synopses and translations in English if required. The songs are rendered simply through the pure acoustic essentials of voice and nylon-stringed guitar. He has accumulated a number of local songs and stories dating from Inishowen’s Irish-speaking past and has even set some of the legends to music.

All who attend the full workshop will receive a (hand-made) Heritage of the Heart badge.

Watch short video for what’s on updates here

Ceiliúradh an Uisce – Celebrating Water is inspired by the global World Water Day – Ceiliúradh an Uisce ar fud na domhain. Here in Inishowen we invite all with an interest in water and speaking Irish to gather on the beach to play co-operative games, create songs and make a heritage craft.

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You are welcome to enter the Colourful Circle where the primary language is Irish and ENJOYMENT is the primary intention!

Fáilte go dtí an Ciorcal Dathanna Gaeilge & Taitneamhach!

Le ATTUNE, Kathleen O’Hara Farren, Aoife De Danann & Sionnán Soul Sounds

Dé Domhnaigh, 16ú Aibreán ag 2pm

Trá sa Tuaisceart Inis Eoghain

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Land & Water – Talamh & Uisce – fireside songs video

Home School families and friends – 3 Craft & Care dates for details

Over three days, IGNITE! offers a series of workshops that tap into three fundamental sources of creativity:

nature, heritage and the playful human body.

The workshops are open to everyone, not only artists and creative practitioners.

April 28, 29 and 30 – Special days for CREATIVITY in Inishowen…. are you up for fanning the flames of this ‘ancient yet new’ fire?

Remember this? Igniting the central fire at the Inishowen Summer Gathering 2012! Celebrating Heritage, Creativity and all things Natural is always inspiring and available

I’ll be hosting the Saturday workshop with Seoirse Ó Dochartaigh where we will enjoy suimhneas agus nasc anam. Come for the walk at noon (if not the whole day – a lá nó deireadh seachtaine go leir)

Light pink or light blue soft velour plus a selection of boucle hair colours.  Learn core techniques from experienced Doll maker Suzanne Duke, who approaches life with a great sense of love and fun! And learn core centring techniques from Kathleen as we relax into creating with ease and grace!  Enquiries welcome!

A wee peek at The Circle of Wonder in all it’s colour and sound… Featuring many talented people who will bring out the best in you. (Nurturing your talents & enjoyment is part of this participatory event!) The Circle of Wonder Inishowen:    An Arts, Music & Dance experience focusing on Peace & Enjoyment – Suaimhneas & Taitneamh. In Moville on Sunday Oct. 9th 2022. Booking required.

The Circle of Wonder Inishowen is a new experience that integrates skills that are ancient with insights that are new!

The Circle of Wonder Inishowen will bring you an afternoon sit-down outdoor event, like none other! While you sit in Circle you will hear Sound Healing Instruments, new songs and before sunset we’ll all dance a new ceilí circle dance. All will be invited to keep the rhythm by clapping and playing small rhythm instruments. Also as part of this unique event we shall be creating yarn and will weave the new thread into a co-created fabric! Also the mood of the day will be illustrated by artists painting ‘The 3 Centres’ live at The Circle of Wonder.


  • Gentle Sound Healing with Maria Coleman of Comhcheol Arts & Wellness

  • Hand Pan rhythm & melodies with Micheál Ó Dálaigh

  • Traditional Music with Aran & Eamon Lafferty

  • New Circle Ceilí dancing by all Present with Ceilí Caller Mary McGuiggan

  • Three Artists creating “The 3 Centres” with Lex, Brendan Farren and Clare McCay (see Eventbrite Circle of Wonder Inishowen for details).

  • Hosted by Kathleen O’Hara Farren who integrates Cultural Creativity with Wellbeing.

  • You!

Note: this is a one-off PARTICIPATORY ARTS theater-like event starting at 2:30pm and finishing by 5:30pm Sunday Oct. 9th 2022. You will be invited to listen & engage, play rhythm instruments & dance and more to reveal the sensation of wonder!

Booking now is advised:

The Circle of Wonder Inishowen is brought to you by with funding from the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media supported by Donegal County Council. #LocalLive

Contact: Kathleen O’Hara Farren

Would you like an Experiential Sharing of The Goddess Collection Fragrance Alchemy Oils? This Sunday afternoon Circle is for those with these oils or an interest in them. We will walk, talk, share food & these special Fragrance Alchemy Oils which have been created by The Seer Almine. This has arisen from my posting about: The bigger context is that we are nurturing our True Self to live to its fullest and this assists the wider world to be liberated. So, this real live in-person afternoon gathering will be nurturing for your whole being. Do contact me here or by email if you are interested in hearing more about this event.
Potent times for Potent Healing support… Assisting you to Clear Addictions, Nurture 24 Pure Emotions and Ease Pain in 13 Joints, this weekly distance healing is profound. Sunday’s at 10am Irish-time during the month of July you may relax to receive or do so at a time later. Regular price is 20 euro but for this month I’m suggesting 13 euro for the whole month!  You will be included in the Sunday morning Belvaspata Blessing.    This will assist you to reveal your true self. Update: 1st session Sunday July 3rd is on me – free!  Focussing on tuning into your own Pure Emotions at 10am Irishtime.  Email me to let me know of your interest or comment on the thread on my Social Media pages. Contributions here please (let me know your name and email address please)
A gentle and easeful way to support yourself to be in the moment – in blissful Presence!  Booking is open now.  Send me an email or text (phone, WhatsApp or Telegram (preferred)) to express your interest and I’ll send you payment options. and 00353 86 1211898.  With joyful anticipation of fun and creativity! Kathleen O’Hara Farren

Paddy’s Garden video series info

Connection is one thing that keeps coming up as a priority in our lives!  Inner connection is the primary connection and this features in all of my offerings.

Connection with the food you eat is what I am offering you here.  I invite you to get a few seeds and some soil and ‘go for it’ – grow your own this year.  Here is a video playlist to help you along.  I will send you seeds in the post, just let me know that you’d like this. Paddy’s Garden Video Playlist

I’m feeling like a Fairy waving amongst the onions growing! ps can you guess the purpose of the mirror in the glass house here?


Learn how to grow fruit & veg from Patrick McCartney.  Paddy’s Garden Playlist link

Being Present while Doing a Craft is one of my favourite experiences!  I invite you to come to a Craft & Care Circle to tune into yourself while creating something new… This practice can be most helpful in life.  All welcome to attend online.  Expressions of interest are welcome. (Mention Heart in a message to me and I will let you know about my intention’s) Contact me Also please join the new mailing list (see below)!

Beannachtaí Belvaspata
is a truly life enhancing Healing of the Heart. To study or receive BelVasPata please let me know that you are interested.

Belvaspata is increasingly potent and I love sharing this with anyone open to receiving.  Let me know if you’d like to experience this most beautiful natural healing modality.

The hands of Brendan Farren Big Green Art, working with Oak hardwood, carving strong, smooth and unique Bog Oak Pendants.

***Bog Oak Pendants made by Brendan Farren and myself, Kathleen are now available on our Wild Calm Shop in Etsy!*** Update: Our new online shop also has Fragrance Alchemy Oils on offer: Gathering to share new sing-along songs and chants in Irish – expressing our love of life and nature Beidh an cruinniú timpeall an tine (ar Zoom) ag canadh amhráin nua atá spreagtha ag an timpeallacht. (6ú Marta,7:30pm) Cruinniú leis na filí nua atá “ag teacht amach as na sléibhte”. Beidh an cruinniú timpeall an tine (ar Zoom) ag canadh amhráin nua atá spreagtha ag an timpeallacht. Beidh muidinne ag cur i láthair amhráin agus dánta nua, a thagann as ár rannpháirtíocht leis na heilimintí: Aer, Talamh, Tine, Uisce agus Nach Eol (ATTUNE). Amhráin le haidiachtaí agus mothúcháin a léiríonn go sonrach dearcadh nua (cosúil leis na ‘Waulking Songs’ ó Albain agus Chanting nó Rounds Singing). Is féidir le daoine sa bhaile (ar Zoom) canadh chomh maith (gan mic). Beidh atmaisféar timpeall na tine ann le gach duine ag glacadh sealanna. Glaoch ar Zoom le rannpháirtithe as fud na tíre agus roinnt thar lear. Tá fáilte roimh gach duine ann.  Má tá amhrain agat, abair liom!    Booking & Eventbrite (Yes, it is free!) Eolas:

At this Gathering around the fire (on Zoom) we will be singing new songs inspired by the environment. (March 6, 7:30 pm) We will be meeting with the new poets & bards who are “coming out of the mountains”.  We will be presenting new songs and poems, which come from our involvement with the elements: Air, Land, Fire, Water and Unknown (ATTUNE). Songs with adjectives and emotions that specifically reflect a new perspective (like the ‘Waulking Songs’ from Scotland and Chanting or Rounds Singing). People at home (on Zoom) can sing along as well (without mic). There will be a campfire atmosphere with everyone taking turns, with participants from across the country and some overseas. Everyone is welcome. Booking & Eventbrite Information:   If you have songs, let me know! The Good Life is the theme of this episode by Anna Kavanagh.  Anna chats with myself, Dr Dilis Clare Apothecary and Siobhán de Paor about life! Joined by Peter Dunne we consider cause and effect in this world!  Feels like the door is open to an amazing future. Click this link to tune into this: The Good Life video interviews

Sovereignty Ireland online event Convergence Saturday Feb 20th 6pm. I’ve a real sense of everything coming together perfectly. Looking forward to this Convergence. All welcome!

  You are invited to Birth a New Song! Please do consider this opportunity to express with song at dawn on December 21st, 2020.   Start the week in a relaxed and creative space… I want to offer this to Home Ed parents as they inspire me so much and have helped me on my path as a Home Ed parent. Also I am inviting people from Valuing Vitality (my Facebook group). If you’d like to come, get in touch with me. Edge School is about Inner experiences mostly… Core work becomes play when you relax into your creativity. On 11th of November at 11am join me online for an hour of Relaxation and Creativity. I will email you the call video link when you sign up. “A Treat for the Senses” in preparation for Solstice and Christmas. Treats include Sound Healing and Fragrance Alchemy Oils. Email to register your interest. Summer 2019 Workshops in Tai Chi & Wild Crafts Magical experience on our local beach, facing the waves and flowing through Tai Chi guided by the lovely Marion Boon. Classes continue in Greencastle Community Centre. Edge-ucation!  Thank you to our mentor Roisin Lyle-Collins for the Wild Crafts day this summer.  You have inspired the youth in the Uru Club, Inishowen. Also if there is something you are interested in that we’ve explored here – let me know and I can integrate it into future activities.  There is lots of potential and many ways of learning! If you would like to join in future events like this please let me know: One week of Edge School in Moville – morning’s Connect Cafe and Tues eve Meditation and Fri eve The Social! Inspiring Inishowen – A Creative Conversation welcomes all for a cuppa on Feb 4th at 4pm to enjoy sharing experiences of being inspired in and by Inishowen. This one-off event is part of the Fire Starter Festival, which is a two-week festival of collaborative learning events, illuminating creative, challenging and innovative ways in which we can all transform ourselves, our families, our organisations, our clubs, our communities, our sectors, our environment and the wider system. It will be held from 27th January to 11th February 2019 across all of Ireland. The Fire Starter Festival was first launched by the Scottish Government in 2015, with the intention of being a national festival sparking change across the country for public good. Counties Donegal & Derry/Londonderry have events in this years Fire Starter Festival. “Trying out something new is encouraged by Fire Starter” says Inspiring Inishowen host Kathleen O’Hara Farren. She invites all to experience conversation in an inspiring way and bring your inspiring thoughts and gifts… Simply put this is a gathering of people of all ages sitting drinking tea and chatting but deeper down this is a hive of creative ideas which may form our future here in Inishowen! A couple of hours of entertainment and conversation, World Cafe is one where you have rounds of conversations about what is inspiring you about where you live. You are invited to bring info and gifts to share. “I hope that creative and enterprising people in the community will attend to share and support others. I hope also that children will be well represented, as well as elders from all over Inishowen. This is a rare opportunity, in a time of great potential for us to come together and be inspired to take ourselves & Inishowen to the best possible way of living!” says Kathleen O’Hara Farren the Inspiring Inishowen event facilitator. Check out more events (including Garvagh) The Point Inn, Quigley’s Point, Inishowen Feb 4th, 4 to 6pm Contact Kathleen O’Hara Farren 086 1211898 or book on Eventbrite.


Conversation Cafe – A Light-hearted event with you as the star!  Come and share your golden moments from nature & life, in conversation with friends and family – an Inter-generational gathering.  Free to attend. Moville: May 4th @4pm, Carndonagh: May 17th @ 7pm and Buncrana: May 23rd @ 6:30pm. We will start with some relaxing music and then with a cup of tea or coffee in hand we’ll talk in small groups about our golden moments from our life, in particular expressing special moments in nature and with family.  Doodling is encouraged, as it helps us to remember the gems from our conversations. So an hour or so of music, nature and art is the treat Kathleen O’Hara Farren has in store for you, this Bealtaine Festival season.    A local Cultural Creative, Kathleen has initiated many interesting events in Inishowen over the years including the Inishowen Summer Gathering, the Anchor Arts Centre and Celebrate Water!  She’s been learning the art of hosting with World Cafe and a selection of creative workshops. Here is the events on Facebook & a way to get in touch:  


Unleash Your Inner Storyteller with Nancy Mellon online talk & workshop


Mach's Twins Book Cover Inishowen launch of the book Macha’s Twins by Kate Fitzpatrick

Author of Macha's Twins, A Spiritual Journey with The Celtic Horse Goddess

Author of Macha’s Twins, A Spiritual Journey with The Celtic Horse Goddess Moville Library June 21st, 2017 Wednesday evening 7:30 – 9:00 pm Register interest with Book Launch Host:   Kathleen O’Hara Farren

The Edge School happily hosted The Way of the Bard in July 2017

Bard-goes-to-Ireland (1)-page-001 “A group of young adults in USA have been working together for four years studying “The Way of the Bard.” They have practised performance skills, storytelling and acting, music and dance. They have hiked mountains and slept in hammocks and prepared meals for each other. But most importantly, this group of extraordinary young people have discovered who they are, what makes each of them unique and strong, and how to tell their own story, with brave honesty. They realize that with this kind of truth comes the power to make a difference in the world.



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