On the 28th of May 2015 – David Staunton, (Ecotherapy Hedge School) is to co-host Rose of Tralee Contestant visit to the Abbeyleix Bog Project in Co Laois.
The pale moon was rising above the green mountains…..
Who would have guessed but beautiful roses can be found in the Abbeyleix Bog Project in Co Laois? To be clear, they are the regional Rose of Tralee contestants and they can be found on the 28th of May, 2015 when yours truly was invited to co-host their ‘perambulation’ through the wonderful Abbeyleix Bog Project.
I am looking forward to meeting the Roses and using the opportunity to briefly speak about my favourite topic, that’s right – Ecotherapy. As the event coincides with the European Commission – Green Week, I want to remind those present about the health benefits of walking and what it can do for body and soul. I intend to be around the Bog for most of that day and hope to get a chance to speak to as many people as I can. Check out this http://walkinniu.ie/ website or http://www.abbeyleixbog.ie/home for further updates.
Finally, it occurred to me that at no point of my professional training and experience was I trained and prepared for ‘accompanying Rose of Tralee contestants through a bog’ – I do my best and I love my work.