Monday, October 08, 2012

     Are Achievement and Balance in Education Possible?   

Pearse O’Shiel, an excellent and well known speaker on educational issues is coming to Wexford on

Monday 8th October, 7.30pm at Riverbank Hotel, Ferrybank, Wexford

                          His talk will be of interest to parents and teachers of children                                        of all ages  from infant to and including teenagers.

   He will look at how parents and teachers can really help their children achieve in school    and  life that will have a profound effect also on their personal development and fulfilment.

                                              Based on the approach of Steiner Education.

                                     This is a talk our children will thank us for attending!

                                          Free of charge, seating limited.  Please come.

Saturday, October 06, 2012

                 Breath and the Word Workshop

                                                        led by Nell Smyth

In Dublin at the Exchange on Exchequer St in Templebar 10.00 till 1.00 a workshop this Sunday October 7th for parents and teachers of young children.

Working with playful, developmental movement, stories and verses.
Learning how to create vital stories to meet the needs of the growing child.
Connecting to our own breath and body in supporting ourselves and our children

Contact Beti at for more info if you or anyone you know is interested.

                                     CD and books are available at the workshop

Tuesday, October 02, 2012



 The Colours of Money

A weekend seminar including a standalone public lecture* 26-28 October 2012 / Stroud, England
“I really enjoyed the seminar over the weekend.  Many things became clearer to me and at the same time the discussion led to many new questions and ideas to think about and digest.”
Derived from Rudolf Steiner’s contribution to economic and monetary history, The Colours of Money© seminar looks at the history and purpose of money and how it can be the main instrument for bringing about real and lasting change in our economic circumstances. Grounded in associative economics – an approach that covers many schools of thought, the seminar ranges from the problems of small businesses to larger questions of global finance and the power of corporations. Offering a radical yet concrete and in-depth approach to money in our times, it is presented using coloured chalk imagery on black paper, a technique intended to overcome the reputation of economics as a dismal science!
The seminar is presented by Arthur Edwards, an economist based in England who combines formal academic credentials with on-going research into associative economics and Rudolf Steiner’s work in particular. Cost: £150, excl. meals & accommodation (£125 if paid in full on or before 1st October.) Venue: The British School Hall, OpenHouse, Painswick Inn Courtyard, 1 Gloucester Street. GL5 1QG. Registration: Arthur Edwards: Tel: 01453 756728 / / Mob: 07979 935359
* Friday 26th October 7:30-9:30pm: Beyond the Market - Beyond Banking: A public lecture exploring the origins, history and future of the market and the prospects for going beyond it.
Comments from previous participants:
“ … there's definitely a light switched on!  ... Thank you for a really stimulating and engaging seminar. It has struck many a chord and has given me a shot of enthusiasm for going deeper into the ae perspective. … this is (for now) a brief note to express my thanks and to give you 'credit' for the great work ... This is just the sort of thing I need.  I found the material on the course very exciting ... We very much appreciated your seminar and the work you are doing … I will be suggesting to my colleagues that we engage again with you .... I hope everyone enjoyed the seminar as much as I did. I thought the ideas were really important.”

Friday, September 14, 2012


Kaspar Hauser: The Open Secret of the Foundling Prince

                  An innocent boy imprisoned in a dark cell for most  of his childhood.  
                     Who committed this crime and why?  Who was Kaspar Hauser?

 Michaelmas Day 29 September 2012 will be the 200th anniversary of the birth of Kaspar Hauser, the Child of Europe whose life Rudolf Steiner identified as being of great significance and who was one of the inspirations of the Camphill Movement.

In celebration of this, Glen Williamson will be performing his one man show; "Kaspar Hauser, the Open Secret of the Foundling Prince" in Camphill Community Ballytobin on Saturday 22 September.

Told by actor and storyteller Glen Williamson

Created as an epic fairytale with historical interludes, this story includes esoteric interpretations as well as the latest scientific research about one of 19th Century Europe’s most compelling figures.
            Castalia Hall, Camphill Ballytobin, Callan Saturday 22 September 2012 at 7.30pm
                                                              Admission 10 euro

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

The Irish Steiner Kindergarten Association would like to invite you to our annual conference.
This year, in response to nationally identified key priority areas, the theme is;

Approaching Literacy in Early Childhood

Saturday 27th October

Bridge Camphill Community

International Keynote speaker Philipp Reubke

all details to follow shortly

Sinead Duignan
National Co-ordinator
Irish Steiner Kindergarten Association
Mulhare House,
Co Clare.

Office Hours;
Tuesday, Wednesday 10 am-2.30pm
Phone; 00353 (0) 61 927944
Mobile; 086 1701927
Lots of Upcoming events for September  – December  2012

Saturday 15 September
Discover the Clown Within
The Lantern Centre, Dublin 8
Clowning workshop –(further dates in Ballytobin and Dublin, see last newsletter)
086 - 3762574 or email

Wednesday 19 September
Kaspar Hauser: The Open Secret of the Foundling Prince
Glencraig Camphill Community
Performance by Glen Williamson. (Further dates in Clanabogan 20th, Ballytobin 22nd, and Duffcarrig 23rd Sep.)

Saturday 22 September
Anthroposophical Society  Michaelmas Conference
Rudolf Steiner School, Holywood, Co Down
Conference of the Anthroposophical Society  on the theme “The Life Processes”

Saturday 29 September                              
Michaelmas Gathering
Cloughjordan Community Farm, Co Tipperary
Celebration with shared lunch, music and ongoing work with biodynamic preparations. All welcome.
0505-42830 or

Friday  12 – Sunday 14 October
Class Members Conference
Glencraig Camphill community, Holywood, Co Down
Biennial conference for members of the First Class of the school of spiritual science.

Saturday 20 – Sunday 21 October
Theatre of the soul
The Christian Community, Tuamgraney, Co. Clare
An introductory seminar on the themes and perspectives of Spiritual Psychology. (see last Newsletter)
+44 (0)28 - 9042 4607 or

Saturday 27 October
Gathering to share ideas
Cloughjordan, Co Tipperary
Facilitated discussion workshop for those interested in exploring the development of Anthroposophical projects in the area (see last Newsletter)
0505-42830 or

Sunday 4 November
Council Meeting
Newlands Cross, Dublin

Saturday 10 November
Medical Section Meeting
Camphill Mourne Grange

Friday 16 – Sunday 18 November
Council Retreat
Glen of Aherlow, Co Tipperary
Retreat for Anthroposophical Society council members

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Spirit in Matter 2012

“Substance and Movement”with Aoine Landweer – Cooke and Tony Whittle
In this event two experienced practitioners of anthroposophical therapy, one a massage therapist and the other a eurythmy therapist explore and discuss aspects of their  own work and the realm of therapy.
Castalia Hall, Camphill Ballytobin, Callan
Friday 29 June at 8pm
All are welcome!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Friday, February 24, 2012

Spirit in Matter 2012
A series of lectures and workshops exploring aspects of Anthroposophy, the world view of Rudolf Steiner.

“Approaching the Threshold”
Issues concerning our entering and leaving earthly life.
A talk and open discussion on questions which concern us all, with Malcolm Allsop, a priest of the Christian Community Church.
Castalia Hall, Camphill Ballytobin
Callan, Kilkenny
Friday 2 March at 8 pm
All are welcome!
Any enquiries to Martin Henry
or call 087 7713224

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Therapeutic Story Telling
& The Tapestry of Discipline -
 2 workshops, one weekend
for parents, childcare workers, counsellors therapists....

with Susan Perrow

at Raheen Wood Steiner School
 Co Clare.

Saturday 14th April
9am to 5pm
Therapeutic Storytelling
Techniques for writing healing (‘medicinal’) stories for children are shared
& the therapeutic use of metaphor is explored. 
Using a story making framework, the participants are guided create their
own stories addressing a range of challenging situations with children.
Sunday 15th April
9am to 4pm
Tapestry of Discipline
Discipline is respected and addressed as an art form-
by firstly following threads such as rhythm & consistency;
the adult’s 'inner life'; 
and the understanding & expectations of different ages & stages. 
Secondly, the creative ‘weft’ threads are explored through playing games,
  humour, conscious& creative speech and the use of songs and rhymes -
the magic power of the pied-piper

SUSAN PERROW (M Ed) has an extensive background (30 years) in storytelling,
early childhood education, teacher training, parent education & parent counselling.
She has been an international lecturer since 1994- running courses & workshops worldwide.
In 2008 Susan published a Resource book 'Healing Stories for Challenging behaviour', she has just published her new
book Therapeutic Storytelling;101 Healing Stories for Children”,
which will be available to purchase at workshops.

Registration 8.30-9am
Cost €70 (ISKA members €50)
€120 for both workshops (€90 ISKA members)
Includes lunch , €20 deposit required to secure a place

For more information or to book, contact
Sinead 061-927944 or 086 1701927
or email: