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Time to Change?

Is it Time to Change?

Are you thinking of a new direction or career change?  Have you thought about working with a Career Change Coach?

Perhaps now is the time to take a short break with a focus on your own future?

Niall Heenan is an award winning accredited coach offering one to one coaching retreats in the peaceful country in Terryglass, Co Tipperary.  You will stay in your own cottage, close to nature, with access to walks, woodlands and good food. In the words of one client : Niall’s skill of allowing the client set the pace, set the agenda and explore their own world, truly nurtures a person to reach their full potential. 

Previous clients have described their experience of a coaching retreat at Fuchsia Lane Farm as:

  • In choosing to work with Niall was one of the wisest, most empowering decisions I have ever made.   Niall’s skill of allowing the client set the pace, set the agenda and explore their own world, truly nurtures a person to reach their full potential   Emer Meighan – Programme Manager Disabilities NGO
  • I decided to work with Niall for a full day and it was one of the best decisions I have made for myself and the business in seven years. Niall is … a master at nurturing, encouraging and expecting you to direct and lead the agenda.   Nadine McCarthy – Leadership Development & Executive Coach
  • Niall’s approach is “ non- invasive” – meaning, he allowed me to choose my own topic, set my own pace and discover my own answers. He guides; he doesn’t direct and that is what made our sessions so productive. Kim Moke Stage Consult Limited, Germany

Guests staying at our cottages can avail of a coaching experience over a weekend or longer stay. Niall Heenan is a qualified, award winning coach who works with people in the areas of career and personal change, increased effectiveness and business planning.

The coaching experience takes place at prearranged times over the weekend or week and provides for time for the client to have the time to reflect, consider and journal their experiences. A typical weekend would consist of two sessions of about 1.5 hours each while a week long stay would allow for increased engagement.

To discuss the options in more detail email hello@fuchsialanefarm.ie

We won Gold at the Responsible Tourism Awards!

Responsible Tourism Awards

On Thursday last Fuchsia Lane Farm was awarded a gold award at the Irish Responsible Tourism Awards. The awards are a response to demand from the Irish trade for a new type of awards showcasing the best in Irish responsible tourism. The 2016 Irish Responsible Tourism Awards aim to inspire replication, to excite media interest, to encourage competition and celebration from across the tourism industry on the island of Ireland.

Fuchsia Lane Farm was nominated in the category ‘Best for Local Sourcing’ and this award is in acknowledgement of our efforts,  over the years, to encourage our guests to support local artisan food producers and other businesses while holidaying with us.  We have always worked on the principle that a central element of Rural Tourism was the potential and benefit that can accrue to local economies.  As one of the judges commented: ‘Niall and Inez have been practicing Responsible Tourism since before the term was invented!’

Judges for the awards include:

 

  • Catherine Mack (responsibletravel.com)
  • Kevin Griffin (DIT tourism lecturer and former-EDEN awards judge)
  • Paddy Mathews (Fáilte Ireland)
  • Annabel Fitzgerald (Irish Water & formerly Coastal Programmes Manager An Taisce)
  • Mark Henry (Central Marketing Director, Tourism Ireland)
  • Cyril McAree (Managing Director, Hotel & Restaurant Times)

Fáilte Ireland’s Head Investment & Innovation, Paddy Matthews said, “A more environmentally conscious and community-centred approach to developing tourism in Ireland is becoming more and more mainstream… and so it should. It results in more genuine and authentic experiences for all our visitors.”
Fuchsia Lane Farm Award

 

 

Dromineer Literary Festival

Dromineer Literary Festival

After all the work and planning, the Dromineer Literary Festival committee, a volunteer committee, have a spectacular programme for the 2016 festival lined up

This annual festival is a wonderful opportunity to immerse oneself in poetry, readings, meet authors and allow for some reflection as the autumn creeps in!
Full details available http://www.dromineerliteraryfestival.ie

 

#Dromineer #LoughDerg #Terryglass #Tipperary

Career and Personal Change Life Coaching

Career and Personal Change Life Coaching

Thinking about a career or life change but not sure where to begin?  Invest in yourself by taking a Life Coaching Retreat with an award winning credentialed professional coach at an award winning rural retreat in the heart of rural Ireland.  Niall Heenan, Career and Personal Change Coach, offers bespoke one to one and small group coaching based retreats at his rural idyll Fuchsia Lane Farm in Co Tipperary, Ireland.  Avail of one to one confidential coaching sessions with Irelands Career Coach of the Year, enjoy the peaceful countryside with the quiet lanes, meditation space, artisan food from local producers and a warm welcome from the local community.

Access via Dublin or Shannon Airports via public transport or hired car.

If you are interested email us at to arrange a Skype call niall.heenan, where we can discuss your needs under no obligation. Coaching retreats are bespoke and we endeavour to create the best experience for you at a fair price. Accommodation in is self catering cottages and coaching will take place on site. Food, flights, transport etc are extra costs

 

Previous clients have described their experience of a coaching retreat at Fuchsia Lane Farm as:

In choosing to work with Niall was one of the wisest, most empowering decisions I have ever made. From our initial phone call Niall offered a supportive reflective strength that established a manner of working which ensured I was able to move forward in a way that I was secure with. Niall’s ability to “hold” my sense of “not knowing” what direction my personal and professional life was going offered me the freedom to safely explore as many possibilities as I wanted, safe in the knowledge that what I came in with would not be damaged or broken further but that the hope of change would be created in the meeting. Niall’s skill of allowing the client set the pace, set the agenda and explore their own world, truly nurtures a person to reach their full potential. … a little over a year has passed and I have rediscovered what it means to be me. I have a strong sense of direction. I am proud of the work that I do and I am confident in who I am as a person  Emer Meighan – Programme Manager Disabilities NGO

I decided to work with Niall for a full day and it was one of the best decisions I have made for myself and the business in seven years. Niall is … a master at nurturing, encouraging and expecting you to direct and lead the agenda. The result of this “Pure” Coaching approach was that I experienced profound learning’s and insights, crystalised intentionality around my business purpose and goals, unblocked inner obstacles, built up my own internal resources and had fun doing all of that too.

Another unique facet of Niall’s work is the dimension of landscape and environment that he brings in to his work through the opportunity to be coached at the rural location he has created in Tipperary. We worked together in nature at various intervals throughout the day, and the tranquil and beautiful setting added a cathartic and transformative quality to the work.   Nadine McCarthy – Leadership Development & Executive Coach

After the sale of my business I realized I needed career coaching to re-establish my entrepreneurial spirit and get me headed back on a clear path again. I knew I wanted a calm setting far away from the stress and daily pressures of Germany including an English speaking coach who would listen emphatically and make me find my own answers. And in my search I discovered Niall Heenan in Terryglass, Ireland who filled all of these criteria. I stayed in one of his cottages and he coached me on my business ideas while I continued my writing and walked through the rural countryside.

Niall’s approach is “ non- invasive” – meaning, he allowed me to choose my own topic, set my own pace and discover my own answers. He guides; he doesn’t direct and that is what made our sessions so productive.  Kim Moke Stage Consult Limited, Germany

 

 

Guests staying at our cottages can avail of a coaching experience over a weekend or longer stay. Niall Heenan is a qualified, award winning coach who works with people in the areas of career and personal change, increased effectiveness and business planning.

Niall’s philosophy of coaching is to create trust which allows the client to work on deep and sensitive issues. Observers and clients have described this as being an ’emotionally intelligent’ coach.

Coaching can help people create deeper understandings for themselves, their businesses or families. This occurs through allowing clients, when they wish, to explore deep and sensitive issues in a very safe and secure manner. This results in clarity for the client and they use this clarity to progress and take action.

The coaching experience takes place at prearranged times over the weekend or week and provides for time for the client to have the time to reflect, consider and journal their experiences. A typical weekend would consist of two sessions of about 1.5 hours each while a week long stay would allow for increased engagement.

To discuss the options in more detail email or call me on Skype at niall.heenan

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2016 Irish Responsible Tourism Awards

2016 Irish Responsible Tourism Awards

We are thrilled and honoured to announce that Fuchsia Lane Farm has been chosen as a finalist in  the 2016 Irish Responsible Tourism Awards.  These awards are designed to celebrate those making a difference in Irish tourism and using tourism to benefit local communities, economies and the environment.  Fuchsia Lane Farm is one of three finalists in the category Best Tourism Accommodation for Local Sourcing and the shortlist was chosen by industry experts under the direction of Failte Ireland.

Mr Paddy Matthews, Head of Innovation and Investment  at Failte Ireland has stated that ‘a more environmentally conscious and community-centred approach to developing tourism in Ireland is becoming more and more mainstream…it results in more genuine and authentic experiences for all our visitors’

Here at Fuchsia Lane Farm Holiday Cottages, Terryglass, Co Tipperary, we have always worked on creating and sustaining our own ‘authentic rural experience’ since we started in business nearly 20 years ago.  We provide our own and local produce to our guests, allow them to experience the solitude and refreshing environment of our family farm, with access to walks, woodland and relaxation areas.  Being selected for this award fills us with pride and encourages us to keep doing what we love!

For more information visit http://icrt.ie/awards/

Irish Responsible Travel Awards

 

 

 

Terryglass Arts Festival 2016

Terryglass Arts Festival 2016

Our local arts festival is organised by a small voluntary committee who work enthusiastically throughout the year to make each festival a fun event that appeals to all ages and because of this commitment and vision, it has become an established event on the Irish arts festivals’ calendar.

As part of the 2016 festival  the  team is delighted to be bringing Noni Stapelton’s play “Charolais”, a dark comedy about love, longing and one woman’s intense rivalry with a Charolais heifer to Terryglass Village Hall and to also welcome Rebecca Storm as she returns to the church this year for our Friday night Gala Concert. With fireworks at the quay, over 70 participative workshops, street entertainment with magician and ventriloquist Jack Wise, stunning visual arts and the Family Fun Day on the Sunday, the festival is a wonderful celebration of the arts, creativity, talent, inspiration and enjoyment and has something to offer all ages and interests.

Please note that there is on-line booking for most events and tickets do sell out fast, so don’t forget to book early to avoid disappointment.

For more information visit www.terryglassartsfestival.ie

#TerryglassArts #Arts #Festivals #Tipperary 5-fireworks

Irelands Best Kept Village

Visit Irelands Best Kept Village

Our local village, Terryglass, has just won this amazing award as Irelands Best Kept Village. The competition, open to all towns and villages on the island of Ireland is a much sought after prize. We are delighted that our local community has received this accolade after years of hard work by dedicated volunteers.

Don’t just take my word for it, come and visit!

The Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government and the Northern Ireland Amenity Council initiated Ireland’s Best Kept Towns competition in 1995 to help raise the profile of the republic’s Tidy Towns competition and the north’s Best Kept competitions.
All entrants were marked on a number of factors including cleanliness, the outward appearance of buildings, the presentation of roads and public facilities, and the natural environment.

Terryglass Village

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A Taste of Lough Derg

A Summer Series of Food Events as A Taste of Lough Derg Returns

Food producers and restaurant owners surrounding Lough Derg Lakelands have joined forces once again this summer in an effort to promote the region as a food tourism destination.  A Taste of Lough Derg returns for a third year this June and features over 30 food events taking place in villages and towns along the shores of Lough Derg in counties Clare, Galway and Tipperary until late September.

The calendar of events has been coordinated by the Lough Derg Marketing Group in conjunction with the food businesses in the region and was launched recently  by culinary icon Peter Ward from Country Choice Nenagh and The Milk Market in Limerick.

Speaking at the launch of programme Mr Ward commented that “It’s great to see businesses working in collaboration around Lough Derg. Cross selling, buying local produce, and shopping locally are key drivers in supporting the local economy. Creating events that will entice visitors into our towns and villages during the summer months is a key objective of A Taste of Lough Derg”

There’s an exciting programme of events for 2016 aimed at attracting new visitors to the region and providing them with a memorable food experience. It’s an opportunity to showcase the food produce in the area, some of the quality artisan food producers and established restaurants. Some of the highlights of the 2016 programme include the chance to meet a Beekeeper, take a trip on a kayak, walk some of the Lough Derg Way, experience the work inside a woollen mills, cookery and baking demonstrations and lots more.

For more information and to download the brochure click here 

Try the Blueway 10K on Lough Derg

Try the Blueway 10K on Lough Derg

Waterways Ireland, Canoeing Ireland and the Canoe Association of Northern Ireland have joined forces with outdoor centres and canoeing clubs across the island to create the Blueway 10k  ‘learn to paddle’ programme  for people seeking a new adventure in the outdoors.

Blueways are multi-activity trails running on and alongside water, with cycling and walking complementing the paddling trails. By the end of 2016 there will be over 200km of trails on the Shannon and Shannon-Erne waterways managed by Waterways Ireland.

A 12 week canoe training programme is available in 30 centres nationwide starting on 28th May culminating in a 10k paddle in 7 key locations across the inland waterways. This no nonsense workout that will allow people to turn up in regular workout clothes, put on a buoyancy aid, grab a boat and paddle, and go for short intensive work out.

 

Although the programme is written for kayaks, the Blueway 10K can be completed in any paddlesports craft including sit on tops, open canoes and stand up paddle boards.

Around Lough Derg & the Shannon the providers include My Next Adventure, The Kayaking Company, Get West and Lough Derg Water Sports. Details on the training programme, the training videos, the list of providers participating and the registration form can be found on www.bluewaysireland.org/events.

The training partners delivering the programme are clubs, outdoor recreational centres all run by experienced paddlers, check them out online or follow the links on the website to get more information.

Canoeing is an aerobic sport which can be practised either in a club outdoor recreation centres to develop a range of skills which can be used for fitness or competition with sprints, white water, marathon & canoe polo activity or for recreation, short and long-distance self-guided or guided touring and adventure.  With a range of options this wide there are loads of ways to find the paddling experience that matches a person’s fitness and recreational needs.

 

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Take a Break!

Take a break!

If you wish to take a break, then The Cottage Cafe and Tea Rooms is worth a visit.  It is situated the tiny village of Loughmore, Co Tipperary, between the towns of Thurles and Roscrea.  It is a community owned and operated cooperative , selling local produce, arts & crafts – including home made breads, cakes & confectionery, jams, conserves, honey, locally grown vegetables and basic groceries, sweets and ices, plus sundry items. The tearooms provide a warm and welcoming haven for every customer, where you can sit, chat & enjoy wholesome, nutritious food, most of it sourced locally. The Cottage Market in the garden on the first Sunday of every month from 12.00am to 3pm.

The cooperative venture was initiated due to the lack of a shop in the village and is the brainchild of two local women, Mary Fogarty and Meave O’Hehir,  who shared a passion for their community and the need to provide a local service to counter rural isolation and help maintain a ‘sense of place’ locally   The Cottage Cafe has won numerous awards and commendations in 2014 it was awarded Best Cafe in the Country by the Irish Times Newspaper.

Well worth a detour if you are travelling to Fuchsia Lane Farm from the Dublin, Kilkenny, or Cork side of the country!  If you are staying with us then include it on your trip to Roscrea, The Devils Bit, Holycross or The Rock of Cashelcottage loughmore

The Cottage Loughmore