Saturday, December 27, 2008

Gentle Rain Theatre Company, Dublin

Paul Brennan reports: It has been an exciting inception year for the company. Eight workshops in the Michael Chekhov technique were held during the course of the year, five introductory, two continuing and one advanced. 

Links were made to the Theatre Forum, the Irish Theatre Institute, Business to Arts and the Michael Chekhov Europe organisation.  
photos by Katie Reynolds

                                                                                 Paul Brennan second from left

Here is an abridged description of the September Michael Chekhov workshop by the Theatre Forum: 

'The goal of these workshops is to bring a new impulse into the theatrical profession in Ireland, and ultimately to establish Gentle Rain as a permanent theatre company working with Michael Chekhov technique.

Newcomers to the technique are led into psycho-physical exercises, improvisatory and ensemble work, to experience a taste of Chekhov’s techniques through the free expression of the creative self.

Course Director Paul Brennan has worked in the theatre as an actor, director and teacher for over thirty years, and has brought Chekhov technique into his productions for the past eight years. He has taught the technique at universities and professional workshops across Ireland'.

Your interest in and support of this promising initiative is crucial to its success. For more information contact Paul Brennan at 

Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Cork Steiner Waldorf Kindergarten, located at the Quaker Meeting Hall in Summerhill, South Cork, will be moving to Susies Field, Blackpool, Cork in September. The new kindergarten is designed by the city council. 

The kindergarten provides a warm safe and healthy environment for children to develop strong limbs, sound creative minds and respect for each other. Imaginative play is given plenty of time both indoors and outdoors and each day a different artistic activity, painting, drawing, crafts, modeling and gardening, takes place. Songs, stories and poems are also an integral part of the day.  

Inquiries: Gail Thomas, 021 431 0581 or 087 774 8299

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christmas Events at the Christian Community in Clare
Christmas Eve, December 24th
Gathering at the community house for all at 5 pm
Gathering to celebrate Christmas 11.45 pm
Saturday, January 3rd 8 pm
Schooling Course part II
Sunday, January 4th
Act of Consecration of Man and Children’s Service. Programme to be announced.

Gospel Readings
Sunday, December 14 … Luke 21:25-36
Sunday, December 21 … Luke 21:25-36
Thursday, December 25
Midnight … Matthew 1:1-25
Dawn … Luke 2:1-20
Morning … John 21:15-25
Tuesday, January 6 … Matthew 2:1-12
Sunday, January 11 … Matthew 2:1-12
Sunday, January 18 … Luke 2:41-52
Sunday, January 25 … John 2:1-11
Sunday, February 1 … Mark 2:1-13
Sunday, February 8 … Matthew 20: 1-16
Sunday, February 15 … Luke 8: 1-18
Sunday, February 22 … Luke 18:18-34

Rev. Tom Ravetz 22 Baylie Street, Stourbridge West Midlands UK DY8 1AZ
Phone: 0044 1384 377 190 whilst in Ireland: 087 6486617

Congregational Correspondent
Fred Hannaford fredhan@iol.ieTel: 061 37 53 91The Christian Community,Bank of Ireland,Killcullen, County Kildare,Sort code: 90-11-40Account number: 25600184
Bookings for the House
Agnes Oertel 087 2185560.
Please send any articles to Anne Benham.

Monday, October 27, 2008

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(Organized by the Steiner Waldorf Early Years Group SWEYG)
Saturday 22nd November 2008. 9.30-4.00pm at
University of East London, Docklands Campus 4-6 University Way, London E16 2RD
9.30 Registration and Coffee
10.00 Singing
Keynote lecture by Joan Almon
Joan Almon was a Waldorf educator of children and teachers for over thirty years. At present she is Chair of the U.S. Alliance for Childhood, which is focused on restoring play to the lives of children.
12.00 Workshops and Discussion groups on the theme
Workshops – Eurythmy, drama, play facilitation, ring time as food for play.
Discussion groups – birth to three, three to six year olds
1.00 Lunch provided at UEL
There will be an SWSF bookshop open during the lunch hour
2.00 Workshops and Discussion groups on the theme
Workshops – Eurythmy, drama, play facilitation, ring time as food for play.
Discussion groups – birth to three, three to six year olds
3.00 Plenum discussion with Joan Almon
4.00 Finish
Saturday 22nd November 2008
Conference fee: £40.00 not refundable - for SWSF members *
Two or more from same setting £30.00 each
Late booking (members) £50.00 after October 31st not refundable
Non members £70.00 not refundable
Late bookings (non members) £80.00 after October 31st not refundable
* Members are those schools & settings in the SWSF directory; conferences are discounted for member schools
Cheques payable to SWSF please send with the booking form
Please return ASAP to: 11 Church Street, Stourbridge DY8 7LT
Phone 01384 374116, fax 01384 374142




Email: Home phone:

I enclose a cheque for:

Your booking is not finalized until payment is made so please send payment with application form.
If your setting wishes to apply to the travel fund (amounts over the first £30.00) please tick here and a form will be sent to you.
Please note that all participants will be able to attend one workshop and one discussion group. Please indicate your preferences:
Area of interest for discussion groups – Please tick one

Birth to Three

Three to Six

Order of preference for workshops (please bring soft indoor shoes):

Please indicate 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th choices
Eurythmy with Eve McGregor
Play facilitation with Penny Tassoni
Drama with Sue Marshall
‘Ring time as food for play’ with Caroline Glas
HEART Course presents: An Introduction to the Orton-Gillingham approach to reading, writing and spelling by Guest Lecturer Wendy Elliot, Friday October 10, 7:30-9:00
Saturday October 11, 10:00-5:30

Wendy Elliot, lecturer at Trinity College and University College Dublin, advisor to the Department of Education and the Irish Dyslexia Association, will present a weekend workshop introducing the Orton Gillingham method.

This approach to reading, writing and spelling instruction is language-based, multisensory, structured, sequential, cumulative, cognitive and flexible. These techniques are used often in one-on-one tutorials. An intensive sequential phonics-based system reaches the basics of word formation before whole meanings. The method accommodates and utilizes the three learning modalities, or pathways, through which people learn--visual, auditory and kinesthetic.

Venue: Raheen Wood School, Tuamgrane, County Clare
Cost for the Workshop, including reading pack, vegetarian lunch and snacks: 120.00 Euros

For more information on HEART and/or the Workshop contact or call 087 325 9372

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Learn to be a Waldorf Teacher

The Waldorf Teacher Training Foundation Year is designed as an orientation year for the kindergarten and class teacher training but it also stands as an autonomous one year introductory course in anthroposophical studies and will be of interest to those looking for an introduction to the work of Rudolf Steiner combined with a foundation course in the arts.

Course Structure
The course takes place at Raheen Wood Steiner School in Tuamgraney, Co.Clare and has the following elements:
• Guided study in a study group.
• 8 weekend sessions starting Friday evening and ending at 5.30pm on Saturday.
• Three 5-day Residential sessions in October/November, April and July, coinciding with school holidays at Halloween, Easter and the summer break.

Dates - 2008/2009
Weekend 1 Fri 12 Sep 7.30-9.30pm; Sat 13Sep 8.30am-5.30pm
Weekend 2: Fri 3rd/Sat 4th October
Weekend 3: Fri 5th/Sat 6th December
Weekend 4: Fri 9th/Sat 10th January
Weekend 5: Fri 6th/Sat 7th February
Weekend 6: Fri 6th/Sat 7th March
Weekend 7: Fri 8th /Sat 9th May
Weekend 8: Fri 5th/Sat 6th June

Week1: Tues 28 Oct - Sat 1 Nov; 8.45am—5.30pm each day
Week 2: Tues 14 - 18 April
Week 3: Tues 30 June - Sat 4 July (this date may change, due to venue availability)

The Venue
The course venue is Raheen Wood Steiner School in Tuamgraney, Co. Clare, on the edge of woodland close to Lough Derg and the 1000 year old Brian Boru oak tree.
Course Fee
The fee for the Foundation Year is €1650

To Apply
To apply for a place, please send a letter of intent, including a short biographical sketch, along with a deposit of €250 (payable to "ECEP") to Early Childhood Education Programme, c/o Ruth Marshall, Ballymacdonnell, Bodyke, County Clare


Thursday, July 24, 2008

The Search for Teachers

"Ballyhall Kindergarten" Ballyhall, Callan, Co. Kilkenny.
Our Kindergarten is wishing to employ a Steiner Waldorf Kindergarten teacher from September2008. Ballyhall Kindergarten is set in the picturesque countryside approximately 15km from Kilkenny city in the south east of Ireland.
We are a full day care facility operating Monday – Friday 9am to 2.30pm. We offer a young, positive, friendly and supportive atmosphere. The ideal candidate will have a qualification as a Steiner Waldorf Teacher and be responsible for the care and welfare of children in the kindergarten, working as part of a team.
Fixed term contract from 1st September, 2008 to 31st August, 2009.
If you would like to join our team here at Ballyhall Kindergarten please contact Carol McDonald at 087/9806788 or Brahim Largate at 087/7725725.

Kindergarten Teacher: Kildare Steiner Waldorf School,
Rathargid, Gormanstown, Dunlavin, Co. Kildare
Teacher needed for growing Kindergarten. Current class is full with a waiting list. A Teacher is required to join the current teacher in further developing our group. The ideal candidate would be a trained Steiner Waldorf Kindergarten teacher (or close to training completion), enthusiastic, self-motivated, and able to work well with other teachers. The position would begin in September, 2008 and ideally accommodate additional numbers in the kindergarten leading to two full kindergartens. Our Kindergarten is on our campus, which also includes a primary (lower) Waldorf school, in the lush countryside of County Kildare.
For applications or further information:
Web site:
Tel: +353 (0)45 401919
Mobile: +353 87 6202783

Assistant: Cork Steiner Kindergarten (February 2008)
The Cork Steiner Kindergarten at Summerhill North, Cork City, is currently looking to recruit an assistant to work with our two kindergarten teachers, starting from September 2008. The ideal candidate will have training in Steiner early childhood education or a strong interest in same with a willingness to undergo training with the support of the kindergarten. As Ireland boasts a wonderful part time teacher training programme this would be a fantastic opportunity for someone to work in a kindergarten while training to be a Steiner kindergarten teacher. For Further details please forward your c.v. with a letter of application to

Wednesday, July 02, 2008
Concert in TEMPLE HOUSE, Ballymote, Co. Sligo
Virtuoso flautist Karin Leitner and harpist Krassimira Ziegler
July 11th 8pm
€30.00 to include:
Wine Interval & Concert Recital

Sunday, June 08, 2008

The Irish Steiner Kindergarten Association Presents
A Workshop with Helle Heckmannat Mourne Grange, 169 Newry Rd, Kilkeel, Co Down
A Modern Child in a Modern World The needs of todays children and parents.
HELLE HECKMANN is from Copenhagen, Denmark and founder of Nøkken, her child care program for children aged from when they can walk to 7 years, where most of their time is spent out doors. Helle is active in teacher education throughout the world, visiting classrooms and supporting teachers in North and South America, and Europe. Her book, Nøkken, has inspired many early childhood teachers.
Saturday 14th June 08 9.30am-2.30pm Cost: £30 (ISKA members £20)Lunch IncludedBookings-Karin Shea tel: 0044 28

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Sean and Kieran Murphy, two former Waldorf students now living in Kerry have created a beautiful new ice cream cookbook. The Book of Sweet Things is now available on as well as in Irish bookshops both North and South.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Last Saturday Johannes Moora from Camphill Glencraig brought two German musicians to Dingle. For the story, click on

Monday, May 12, 2008

The ALFA Project, Active Learning for Adolescents, Steiner-based, secondary education in Co. Clare,Ireland, seeks to fill the following positions:o One full-time and two part-time experienced teachers of both academic and craft subjects who will carry the work with young people from 13-16. Understanding of Steiner Education essential. o Researcher, who will research 'active learning' and Steiner Education to further the work of Alfa.
For full job descriptions and specs contact; Peggy Boyle, The ALFA Project;Main St., Scarriff; Co Clare, or Tel 353-(0)61- 640798. See our website at

Monday, April 28, 2008

Festival at Raheen Wood School

Last Friday evening, April 25, a group met at the Raheen Wood Steiner School to discuss a teacher training program in Steiner education. The school was decked out for its Spring festival the next days. Here are some photos of the offerings.

Lovely, aren't they?

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Gardeners and Growers!
Prelude for the upcoming activities of the Biodynamic Agricultural Association of Ireland (see events list below)

Have you ever hear of Ehrenfried Pfeiffer? As an organic farmer or gardener you might have read one of his books: Grow a Garden & Be Self Sufficient—still the best introduction to organic-biodynamic horticulture. (copies available from the Office of the Biodynamic Agricultural Association, Watergarden Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny, €12.50)

Here’s an extract from an article on Pfeiffer by A.W. Martinez, Collier’s, May 31, 1952. (for the full article see

The City With Golden Garbage?

Trained bacteria, turned loose on the refuse of Oakland, Cal., produce a rich, sweet-smelling fertilizer that’s guaranteed to perform near miracles for farm land. It’s like backyard compost, and it could save the nation billions of dollars.

Dr. Ehrenfried E. Pfeiffer, German-born biochemist
One morning in October, 1950, two strangers walked into the office of Tony Dalcino, president of the Oakland Scavenger Company, with a proposition that turned Dalcino’s casual smile into a look of utter disbelief. His callers wanted to know whether the company would let them have part of the daily haul of garbage from the city of Oakland, California. They hoped, they said, to put the garbage on an assembly line and sell it!

The two visitors were Richard Stovroff, a young owner of a wastepaper business in Buffalo, New York. The other was Dr. Ehrenfried E. Pfeiffer, German-born biochemist, holder of an honorary U.S. medical degree, and lifelong experimenter with new ways to grow better food.

Pfeiffer, a tall, robust, pink-cheeked man with an infectious twinkle, explained. In the course of his researches he had discovered a new ‘race” of bacteria which converts garbage into a sweet-smelling black earth fertilizer which could perform virtual miracles for the land. A tablespoon of the bacteria, grown in test tubes, could turn a ton of garbage into rich humus in three weeks.
Pfeiffer told Dalcino: “It costs the American taxpayers a few billion dollars a year when we throw away as garbage the precious minerals and organic material we take out of the soil in the form of food. At the same time it costs farmers nearly $7,000,000,000 a year to put some of these minerals back in the ground in the form of chemical fertilizers. That doesn’t make sense.” He had, he added, decided to do something about it ever since his arrival in the U.S. in 1940 as a refugee from war-ravaged Europe.

In control tests at Pfeiffer’s Biochemical Research Laboratory at Spring Valley, New York, vegetables grown in this converted garbage weighed 25 per cent more than those grown with conventional fertilizers, with from one to three times more vitamin A. The garbage-compost treated soil showed from one to four times as much life-giving nitrogen, and grain showed a consistently higher protein content. Laboratory experiments proved that the mixture could restore even sterile sandy soil to vigorous fertility and make rich farm land out of desert if adequate water was available. The converted garbage restored organic matter, mineral balance and structure, giving soil body, and permitting it to absorb and hold water. The organic matter released a powerful concentration of bacteria whose digestive activities and decay created plant foods, soil-binding humus and released nitrogen.

Alas, the city of Oakland did not take Pfeiffer up on his offer. Now, half a century on, have we moved on, or found anything better?

We invite everyone interested in learning more about Pfeiffer’s biodynamic approach to composting farmyard manure and barrel composting to participate under the Skillnet programme at the following venues and events:

11 AM – 4 PM on each of the following dates:
May 9, June 6, and July 4, plus a date in September to be confirmed,
at Camphill Jerpoint, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny
May 16, June 13, and July 11 plus a date in September to be confirmed
at John McDonnell’s farm, Shalvanstown Organics,
Slane, Co Meath

We will also assess the state of the compost via microscopy in order to establish the soil-food-web and create “Barrel Compost” the backyard gardeners gold ! Please bring appropriate clothing, overalls, boots, (a dungfork if you can)

Registration prior to the events essential at the BdAAI office

We look forward to seeing you all, as we will hardly have another 50 years to move to a sustainable agriculture!

-- Michael Miklis, Biodynamic Agricultural Association in Ireland, Watergarden, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny, Tel. / Fax. 056-7754214, Email

Friday, April 18, 2008

tgart Eurythmeum in Dingle

This week we had a visit from the Stuttgart Eurythmeum (website in German) with a performance of the Grimm fairytale “The King of the Golden Mountain” at the Diseart chapel in Dingle. It was attended by 1st year students as well as a special needs group from Camphill and a few interested people. The costumes were beautiful and numerous requiring many rapid changes. The eurythmy was very fluid and expressive depicting the various archetypes of the story.

Eurythmy is described by Wikipedia as a movement art developed by Rudolf Steiner with Marie von Sivers in the early 20th Century. Primarily a performance art, it is also used in education, especially in Waldorf School and as a movement therapy.

The word eurythmy stems from Greek roots meaning beautiful or harmonious rhythm; the term was used by Greek and Roman archetects to refer to a harmonious balance of proportion in a design or building.

Furthur performances of the Eurythmeum: 18th April Camphill Dunshane 12 noon, 19th April Camphill Ballytobin 4 pm, 20th April Camphill Glencraig.

--Finbarr Murphy

Monday April 7th 2008 at the Silver Springs Hotel in Cork City at 7pm - "Biodynamic food and its effect on consciousness" a talk by Wendy Cook

Monday, March 24, 2008

The Christian Community in Clare

Preparations for the Confirmation:
Saturday 29th March
help is needed for cleaning of the Mountshannon Hall and St. Caimin's Church, decorating, laying out tables and chairs, cleaning cups etc. Time; 10 am
Please bring or send flowers, greenery etc. for decorations and tablecloths

Sunday 30th March
Confirmation Ceremony in St. Caimin's Church Mountshannon

10.30 am - 12.00 noon, meeting afterwards in Mountshnnon Hall for presentations, tea's/coffee and light refreshments.

Help is needed in providing cakes, biscuits, finger food etc. They can be delivered to the Hall prior to the ceremony at 12.30
Contact Peter Shields (co-ordinator) 087 6455955
Dear Friends,
Caroline Kelly would like to let you know, that if someone from the congregation would like to join the confirmands and their families for Sunday dinner at the East Clare Golf Club in Bodyke (plain cooking and lovely views, 3 courses for under Euro 20.00) to contact her for booking.
email: or mobile phone 087 6287006
Anne Benham

Saturday, March 15, 2008


The aim of the retreats and workshops is to provide a safe space where people may explore inner challenges and crises, working from an anthroposophical understanding of the human being as body, soul and spirit.

Some life events that may have caused pain and suffering often hold the key to transformation, hope and joy. A true listening space for shared biography can help their spiritual significance to emerge. Artistic activities access the imaginative dimension and strengthen social awareness. Stories, myths and legends release the mind from everday concerns, inviting the language of archetypal images belonging to the soul's journey to appear. Thematic talks complement the interactive processes and provide sustance for deeper reflection, conversation and questions.

Facilitators invite enquiries from any group, community or organisation. The character and form of the retreats may be adapted to suit the needs of particular groups.

For information, costs and venues contact: Linda McKeown, Building Bridges Ireland, 5, Martello Terrace, Holywood, County Down BT 18 9 BE, Tel: 02890 424607 email: building healing

Sean Christopher Byrne has created a fine new website featuring his books To Hell or Rome, Gnosis, Poems for the Path. More books are in the works.

The above illustration, featured on the website, is of the Cumaean Sybil, depicted here by 15th century Italian Renaissance artist, Andrea del Castagno - courtesy the Castagno Museum, Florence.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


Dear Friends,
In the new postcard design above you will see the Goethe motif that accompanies our quest to find 1600 ELIANT activists who will undertake to collect 432 signatures each by the end of November...presently there are 300 such people.
In 2008 the signature campaign to secure legal frarmework conditions for anthroposophic initiatives in Europe is entering its most vital phase: We need to achieve one million signatures!
We very much hope that we will also be able to find the financial means necessary to spread and evaluate our campaign: for poster, signature lists and advertising materials, translating the information into different European languages, recording and attributing signatures by country, replying to enquiries that come in via email, post and fax, regular communication with supporters and sponsor members across the world (currently in 100 countries) and attending events in order to collect signatures.
(NB Between the 24th and 29th of March 200 of these postcards will be tied to balloons and released into the surrounding area from the Goetheanum terrace during the big teachers' conference. We are excited to see whether heaven will send us a few very special signatures by this means).
On behalf of the Alliance we invite you most warmly to participate. Even small donations are very welcome.
Thank you for your help!
Dr Juergen Erdmenger, Mikolai Fuchs, Dr Michaelas Gloeckler, Thomas Goeing, Guenther Schulz, Heike Sommer, Christof Wiechert.
Donation accounts: Germany and International: Aktion ELIANT account no.: 790 255 50 01 sort code: 430 609 67 GLS Gemeinschaftsbank eG, Christstr. 9, D-44789, Bochum, Germany. IBAN: DE66 4306 0697 7902 5550 01, BIC/Swift: GENODM1GLS
For donations to the ELIANT campaign received into the German account, we will send you a donation certificate. Please give your name and address for this purpose.

Many thanks to all for your active support of ELIANT. Till the end of November we will go on with concentrated forces to reach 673.000 more signatures, so please keep collecting signatures in your organization, school or practice, to spread the signature forms and to say a few words during events or conferences. Postcards and information materials available on our website
With kind regards
Thomas Göing

Message from Jonathan Angus at the Raheen Wood School

Dear Friends,

As you've probably heard by now, the Irish Government has approved the applications for two new national schools, teaching the primary curriculum using the methods espoused by Rudolf Steiner. This is exciting news, and it marks the beginning of a new phase of development for Waldorf education in Ireland.I wanted to take this opportunity to inform you of some upcoming offerings from the Irish Steiner Teaching Institute.

Next month, on Friday, 14th March, also at 7.30, MaryJo Oresti will be visiting from the United States, and will give a presentation on the theme of Trauma: helping children develop resilience. This promises to be an encouraging and useful talk, and you are warmly invited to attend.

Susan Perrow, author of Healing Stories, will visit Ireland on 15th and 16th March as part of a world tour to present two workshops, called Therapeutic Storytelling and Creative Discipline. If you are interested in attending either of these, please contact

And finally, the Easter courses of the Foundations in Anthroposophy will be open to a select number of individuals. The subjects are Watercolour Painting with Dick Bruin (from Holland), Eutony with Helene Roitinger (from Austria), Speech with John Nixon and Introduction to Anthroposophical Medicine with Dr. Maria van den Berg (both from Northern Ireland). You can sign up for one, two or all four subjects, but please do so soon, as spaces are limited.

To register, please contact

For more information, please open the attached fliers. If you would care to print and post any of these, it would be most appreciated. If you have further questions, feel free to address them to me.

I wish you all a wonderful and productive spring.
Jonathan Angus for the Teaching Institute

Open the following address for details on the Mary Jo Oresti talk:
For details of the Therapeutic Storytelling:
For the open courses at Easter:

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Dear Friends, Please mark this date in your calendar:
the all Ireland conference 2008, which had to be postponed at Epiphany
will take place on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th September 2008.
Venue: "live at the marquee" in Tuamgraney, Co. Clare.
Program and registration forms to follow shortl
Kind regards
Anne Benham
congregational correspondent

Friday, February 15, 2008

Letter from Jonathan Angus:

Dear Friends, as you may have heard, the Irish Government has approved the applications for two new national schools, teaching the primary curriculum using the methods espoused by Rudolf Steiner. This is exciting news, and it marks the beginning of a new phase of development for Waldorf education in Ireland.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

1. Early Childhood Education Programme presents
Open Courses at Easter 2008

5 days : 25th - 29th March, 9.30am - 5.30pm
at Raheen Wood School, Tuamgraney, Co Clare
You are welcome to join the students on the Early Childhood Education Programme
for five days of classes on interesting and creative themes:
· Introduction to Anthroposophical Medicine with Dr Maria van den Berg
· Watercolour Painting: with Dick Bruin
· Eutony : with Helene Roitinger, musician and eutony therapist
· Introduction to Artistic Speech : with John Nixon

Cost: €75/topic for 5 days or €300 for full week’s programme
A cooked lunch is available each day at a cost of €8.
Prior booking essential
For more information or to book a place please email:

2. Irish Steiner Kindergarten Association
& Early Childhood Education Programme
Two Workshops:
Sat 15th March: Therapeutic Storytelling
Sun 16th March: Creative Discipline
With Susan Perrow
at Raheen Wood School, Tuamgraney, Co Clare
Cost: €55 per workshop, incl. lunch
Discount: €95 for both workshops

For more information or to book a place on the workshop please email:

SUSAN PERROW (M Ed) has an extensive background (24 years) in storytelling, early childhood teaching and facilitating courses. In 1986 she founded the first Steiner Kindergarten in Byron Bay, Australia, and in 2000 developed the first course on Storytelling for an Australian University (S.C.U.). Over the last twelve years Susan has worked in Teacher Training and Parent Education in Australia, Kenya and South Africa, specialising in storytelling, therapeutic story writing and creative discipline. A writer of children’s stories for twenty years, she has several collections published locally. Her resource book on ‘Healing Stories’ will be published by Hawthorn Press in the U.K., March 2008.