o One day/ weekend, creative/holistic workshops for adults.
o Rights in your Hands
o Hedge School on the Moone
o Classes/Activities


One day/weekend, creative /holistic workshop

Filling the Well: Sound and Circle Dance with Mary Pat

A time to give back to yourself.  A time to restore and balance your system through sound/dance as healer/medicine. When the group have settled in to Croi Anu, we will  begin by participating in a  sound heart meditation.  This will prepare us for the Sound Bath that follows as we will be more open to receive the sounds of healing instruments.  The healing sound dissolves blocks and allows our whole system to become more energised.

This channels healing to our system through sound and in doing so allows that which no longer serves us to dissolve or transform.  The final part of our morning together is circle dance.  This movement allows each participant to connect (Both within and without) through dance.  A truly restorative experience.  All of this is on a relaxed nurturing atmosphere.

  • Sound meditation
  • Sound Bath
  • Circle Dance

As we reconnect with the heart space through sound and movement  healing can happen on all levels.

When:  Sunday 20th January 2019

Time:     10.00am-1.00pm.

Cost:      EUR 50.

Booking: (087) 8381933

Mary Pat is a certified sound healer, the space she creates has been described as “beyond blissful” See more on our sound healing page.  In 2016 she danced her way around Bolivia and Peru and now looks froward to sharing this beautiful movement with others.



Rights in Your Hands

Exploring Human Rights through Art

This is a course that can be provided for any interested group in Croi Anu.  It was developed here in collaboration with KARE and funded by Community Foundation of Ireland.  A second course was finded by Creative Ireland.  It would be wondeerful to bring this experience to many other groups.

“Rights in our Hands” is about taking a fresh look at the Un Declaration of Human Rights.  It removes the potential barriers of literacy, complex language, the idea of “them and us”; to allow everyone to explore, express and discuss their human rights through creative methods.

In learning to acknowledge these right as belonging to all, we can embrace and cherish them.  Without that, we run the risk of not recognising if they are denied to us and indeed, denied to others.

The course is designed in eight session and so far has been run over 8 mornings.  It could be adapted to suit other needs if neccessary.

We have also a resourse pack for anyone who would like to bring the course to their organisation/group.

If you would like to know more about the course please contact us.




Hedge School on the Moone

with Angela Keogh and John Mackenna

Following the tremendous success of the 2016/2018 initial course, we are currently enrolling for a follow-on course in creative writing. This is the Hedge School on the Moone. Students may opt to take the course for one year or two.  Given that the centre sits on a site just across the road from an old Hedge School, the course title suggested itself.

The notion of the Hedge School on the Moone is that you can work on the writing you wish to pursue – finish your novel; work on short-stories; dip your toe into writing for theatre; develop your non-fiction work; explore some poetry and be with like-minded people. The theatre end of things will offer an opportunity to incorporate characters from your fiction into new settings and to develop the skills of reading and performing in public.

Given that Croi Anu is in the heart of beautiful and historical countryside, the course will also include trips to the mediaeval village of Castledermot; Mullaghcreelan Woods and Moone High Cross – offering opportunities to find stories and characters in the landscape.

The course will run on ten Saturdays between September 2018 and May 2019/2020

2018 Sept 8th, Oct 13th, ,Nov 3rd, Dec 1st

2019 Jan 12th, Feb 9th, March 2nd, March 23rd, April 13th, May 11th

The hours will be 10-1 and 2 -5, which means there will be sixty hours of tuition across the year.  The cost of the course will be €600 per-year which covers the sixty-hours, plus teas and coffees.  Bring your lunch. Numbers will be limited to twenty.

The course tutors are:

Angela Keogh, a playwright and actor with a degree in Literature and Cultural and Community Studies from Sussex University and three years study of creative writing from MU and theatre studies from The Lir Academy.

John MacKenna, author and playwright, who will be tutoring and working with you on prose and poetry.

We will also have a number of guest lecturers/readers throughout the year who will share their experiences and work with you.

This is a really exciting opportunity for all of us to get involved in something exciting and different, something that draws on the tradition of the Hedge School and on the landscape of the area and, most of all, offers you the opportunity to continue the work you’re doing or to take that work in new directions. Over the past two years, eighteen former Cert students have participated in the course, completing books; writing for radio; creating theatre pieces and completing multi-media projects

As numbers are limited to twenty, please e-mail your expression of interest as soon as possible to

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


Weekly/Classes Activities

Ukulele Classes

If anyone wants  to learn we have classes on a Thursday.  These are shared classes.

Time: 6,30-7.30pm

Beginners welcome.

Cost: €10 per session


Hatha Yoga

Simply Yoga Ireland.

Tuesday 7.15pm (ongoing)

Call Michele 085 1121 699

Masterclasses in Performance/Acting for Children

These are one hour sessions in small groups, preferably 4.  The aim is to meet the needs of each child whether that is working on confidence building or technique for stage  Students sign up for 6 sessions and we set a specific goal for each child.

Beginning January 9th 2019



















































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