o One day/ weekend, creative/holistic workshops for adults.
o Michael Chekhov Technique
o Special Evening Events
o Weekly classes/Activities


One day/weekend, creative /holistic workshop

Sounding the Spiral/Dancing the Circle

A time to share sound/dance as healer/medicine together. We will spend the morning using sound to dissolve blocks and to allow our whole system to energise.

This space channels light to our system through sound and in doing allows this that which no longer serves us to move and transform.  We will circle dance for the afternoon.  This movement allows each participant to connect within and without through dance, using their own voice.  An truly empowering experience.  This relaxed, respectful nurturing atmosphere.  We will work with

  • Sound meditation
  • Sound exercises
  • Mantra
  • Free movement exploration
  • Circle Dance

As we reconnect with the heart space through sound and movement  healing can happen on all levels. A relaxing day to reconnect and allow your system to come into balance.

When: Sun 27th May

Time:     10.30am-3.30pm.

Cost:      EUR 60.

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 dances her way around Bolivia and Peru and would love to share this beautiful experience with others.



Michael Chekhov Technique


Writing with the Michael Chekhov acting technique

The workshop delivers some unique tools for writers, who would like to write to enlarge their creative possibilities and their expression through writing.

This time we want go to short scenes- compact and embracing a meaningful content that the writer has in mind – but also shall become a surprise for the writer him/herself. The scenes may be actable on stage or in film.

We will work with:

  • observations
  • imagination
  • full body movements
  • other artistic work

to fire the inspiration and give it a structure. Little lecturess about Characterisation, Stage Actions, Good and Evil in Characters and about Scene-structures will complete the work.

Michael Chekhov gave wonderful suggestions in his book To the director and playwright for the writer to create unique characters and situations. These suggestions allow the writer to develop the love for his imaginative characters and their life. The workshop will be provide an insight of Chekhovs vision for further creative work.

A reading session of the work at the end will round up the workshop for all.

The wonderful space of “Croi Anu” and the landscapes around are the right peaceful surroundings for the freedom of creativity.

Bring comfortable clothes so that you can move freely, light shoes and your writing material (not only your computer – something for handwriting and coloured pencils!).

Special individual questions for the process can be included with your booking.

When:  Thurs 17th-Sun 20th May (inclusive)

Cost: €370  €70 deposit secures a place.  Places are limited so early booking is advised.

Booking:  Directly though Croi Anu,



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 Group

Adult group  enjoying the Ukulele together.  New members are very welcome to join the group. There is a time for beginners as well who when they are up and running will join the group.  This is all about having fun in a friendly relaxed atmosphere.


Beginners 7-8pm

Group 8-9.30pm

Cost: €5 per session

This is non profit in an effort to make it as accessible to as many people as possible.


Hatha Yoga

New Yoga Class beginning.

Wed 24th January for three weeks.

Classes will continue.

Book with Eileen on 0862231039

Masterclasses in Performance/Acting for Children

These are one hour sessions. There are only a few available per week. The aim is to meet the needs of the child whether that is working on confidence building or technique for stage. After four sessions we take a break and if at a late stage more work is required, it is possible to set up another block of 4 sessions.

Time: Arranged on an individual basis



















































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