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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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Family Breaks

Family Breaks

Here at Fuchsia Lane Farm Holiday Cottages we believe that family time is vital.  Our Lodge Cottage is perfect for larger family groupings and the Studio Room, with its own tv, bunk beds and futon, make it an ideal space for younger family members to chill and have their ‘own space’.  However, many of us have very fond childhood memories where we lazed in a tent and watch the ever changing colours and patterns reflect off the canvas as we lazed and enjoyed the cosy heat that is typical of a tent on a warm day.  With this in mind we welcome guests who want to pitch their own tent at the Lodge Cottage to afford themselves some extra space. We can also supply one of ours for you, if you wish.

In this way guests can have the freedom of a camping experience with the comfort of the cottage just a few paces away!

However, we don’t always supply Holly!

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Bring your tent

 

 

 

Portumna Forest Marathons 7th May & 11th June

Portumna Forest Marathons

Portumna is a small town in the heart of rural Galway, just 10 mins drive from Fuchsia Lane Farm. The name Portumna comes from the Irish word Port Omna, meaning the landing place of the oak tree. So not surprisingly, perched on the edge of the quaint little town is a magnificent 450 hectacres of coniferous woodland of Scots Pine and Norway spruce. Portumna Forest Park is also home to a whole host of animals including Fallow deer and the red Squirrel. Every June, the agility of the wild animals in their natural habitat is mimicked by the ‘best of the best’ of distance runners from all over Ireland. In recent years participants have come from all over the world in their quest to find the ultimate Ultra marathon.

For more information and online entries visit http://www.forestmarathon.com/index.html

 

 

Portumna Forest Marathon

Halloween Mid Term Break Terryglass

Halloween Mid Term Break Terryglass

Thinking  about your Halloween Mid Term Break? Each year the Derg Inn holds its now famous Fancy Dress Party night. This years event takes place on Sunday Oct 25th and once again it will be fantastic night with amazing costumes and a fantastic party atmosphere.

We will be offering special rates for those who wish to stay with us that week so please email us at  hello@fuchsialanefarm.ie to let us know if you are interested. There will be other events also that week so stay posted for further updates!

The local area has loads of things to do for the Halloween Mid Term break.  Try Horse-riding, downhill biking, water sports, karting, golf, walking, relaxation and of course fine dining!

Halloween Mid Term Break Terryglass

 

 

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Midweek Breaks

Midweek Breaks – Self Catering Cottage

September is our favourite time of year to enjoy a Midweek Break.  Being the optimists that we are, we expect a glorious ‘Indian Summer’ and what better place to take a midweek break is there than the Lough Derg village of Terryglass and the area of Tipperary, East Clare and East Galway.

Here at Fuchsia Lane Farm Holiday Cottages we can offer a midweek break for a couple in one of our cosy cottages for two at the special rate of €180 for three nights. This rate is available for dates between Mon and Thurs during the months of Sept and Oct and subject to availabilty .  We supply all linens, towels etc. You have use of the bikes, walks, woodland meditation space and of course the local pubs, restaurants and lovely lakeside villages.

If you wish to explore outside of the village, Nenagh is the largest town in the locality. Nenagh Castle and Heritage Centre are well worth a visit. You can sample local artisan food produce at the Country Market on Friday mornings and the Farmers Market on Saturdays. Local award-winning eateries and delicatessens during your day’ s sightseeing or shopping include, Cinnamon Alley, Country Choice, and The Pantry Café. The town also has a new public leisure centre with swimming pool, gym and town park with playground. You can enjoy other amenities such as an 18 hole golf club, tennis club, river walks and public library.

The Silvermines mountains and Upperchurch provide some wonderful walking trails and the Lough Derg Way and Hymany Way long distance routes are close to Fuchsia Lane Farm.

Hanly Tweeds is a long established family woollen mills producing quality fabrics and woollen cloths. It is a great place to pick up a unique article of clothing as the perfect gift!

Birr Castle and Gardens will entrance and entertain you for hours! See what was once the largest telescope in the world, view majestic gardens with plant species from all around the globe and let the child in you delight in the tree house. Birr town is a heritage town with magnificent architecture and great cafés and restaurants.

We recommend that you visit Portumna Castle and Gardens, The Irish Famine Workhouse and the wonderful tracks and trails in the Forest Park. Children will also love the playground in the centre of town. The tennis club also welcomes visitors.

Portumna 18 hole Golf Course is located on the edge of the town and there are also opportunities for horse riding and pitch and putt in the area. Pallas Karting is home to Europe’s largest Karting course and also offers the latest craze of Zorbing and other activities.

If you are tempted by the prospect of some retail therapy, Ladies Day boutique, owned by former Rose of Tralee, Muirne Goode, is the place to visit.

Horse riding and pony trekking are available in a number of centres. Agrimhill Horse Farm will bring you along quiet country lanes and along the banks of the picturesque Kylecrow River. Birr Equestrian Centre hold children’s summer camps and regular Sunday treks in the Slieve Bloom mountains.

The recent reintroduction of the White Tailed Eagles and their successful breeding on the islands off Mountshannon makes this lovely lakeside town a must see. While there, why not take the opportunity to visit Holy Island with local historian and guide, Ger Madden? We can give him a call for you!

If you are a lover of chocolate (who isn’t!), a visit to Wilde Irish Chocolates factory in Tuamgraney just outside Scarrif is a treat. Sample the delicious handmade chocolates and experience for yourself this award-winning confectionery.

Tuamgraney also offers the East Clare Heritage centre. This community-run centre is based in the 10th Century St Cronan’s Church, and provides a great insight into Ireland’s monastic past.

The sister towns of Killaloe and Ballina are an ideal place to spend some time. Lovers of good food, scones, coffee and all things nice will have to find some time to linger in The Wooden Spoon. Here Laura Kilkenny’s produce will demonstrate what happens when you put all your love for fine ingredients into your work.

Also in Killaloe James Whelan provides cruises on Lough Derg on his boat, the Spirit of Killaloe, and is a great way to experience the river and lake.

Heading north from Killaloe – Ballina, the Graves of The Leinster Men (signposted from Ballina) affords a panoramic view of the Lough Derg area. Alternatively, follow the Lough Derg Drive along the lake and stop at the viewing point, The Lookout, where you can take in the splendour of the majestic Shannon River.

The lakeside village of Garrykennedy is well known for Larkin’s Pub, another award-winning eatery! Local traditional musicians also favour this spot so you might be in time for a ‘Seisiún’, in addition to the weekly Sunday evening session from 7 to 9pm.

And of course, you can bring your doggie with you!

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Heritage Week Aug 22-30 2015

Every year millions of Europeans visit historical monuments and sites throughout Europe on European Heritage Days. These are a joint initiative of the Council of Europe and the European Union in which over forty countries participate each year. The main aim of European Heritage Days are to promote awareness of our built, natural and cultural heritage and to promote Europe’s common cultural heritage. In Ireland we celebrate European Heritage Days with a full week of events throughout National Heritage Week. National Heritage Week is coordinated by The Heritage Council and its aim is to build awareness and education about our heritage thereby encouraging its conservation and preservation.

Locally in Portumna there are a number of events planned.:

On Aug 27th there is a guided bus tour of Lough Derg  where Dr. Janice Fuller will take you on a journey of discovery where you will explore some of the hidden heritage sites of Lough Derg.

On Aug 28th at 7pm Portumna Castle presents: A short Italian Opera………..with a twist! Produced by Portumna Players. Introduced after some traditional music with local musicians

On Aug 30th Lorrha village puts on a Visual Display Including Old Photos and Re Enactment of O’ Sullivan Beare’s camp, starting at 12 noon

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Portumna Castle & Gardens – Fuchsia Lane Farm

Portumna Castle & Gardens

Portumna Castle & Gardens, first formal garden, is now filled with colour and perfume.

These 17th Century variety of roses bloom only once a year between mid June and the end of July so now is the time to enjoy the full experience. While in the gardens be sure to visit the lovely walled kitchen garden.

August will bring Heritage Week celebrations to the castle and gardens. The Portumna Players have already begun rehearsal for their annual ‘Drama’ at the Castle on the evening of Friday 28th.   ‘Family Vintage Day’ on Sunday 23rd   and FREE admission all day Sunday 30th.

Look for details on www.heritageweek.ie or on local papers, posters, newsletters and Portumna Castle Facebook page, closer to the date.

Open daily throughout the season, 9.30-6pm (last admission 5.15pm)

FREE guided tours with admission tickets, subject to guide availability.

FREE admission on the 1st Wednesday of each month.

Fun observational quiz for children of all ages, enter and win a Family Heritage Card. This will give the winner FREE access to all OPW sites throughout Ireland for one year.

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Portumna Castle Portumna Co. Galway Ireland

A Taste of Lough Derg

Throughout the months of June, July, August and September a series of food events will take place to showcase some of the food being produced in the Lough Derg Lakelands region. From chocolate making to cheese tastings, the events will be enjoyable, educational and open to everyone. Make the most of this opportunity to explore the Lough Derg area while getting a taste of it at the same time!

This is the second year of A Taste Of Lough Derg and it involves the coming together of various businesses around Lough Derg to highlight the food produce from the area through a series of food events over the Summer. The calendar of events is packed with a great choice for both locals and visitors to choose from. Here’s the list of the enthusiastic foodies from Lough Derg who are involved:

• Killeen Cheese, Portumna
• Paddy’s Bar, Terryglass
• Wood Brothers Cafe, Killaloe
• Le Bouchon Restaurant, Portumna
• Cais Na Tire, Terryglass
• The Derg Inn, Terryglass
• Coolbawn Quay & Tipperary Food Producers
• Brookfield Farm, Coolbawn
• Wilde Irish Chocolates, Tuamgraney
• Larkin’s Bar, Garrykennedy
• Dromineer Village
• Tuscany Bistro, Ballina
• Scarriff Harbour Festival
• East Clare Community Co-op
• The Ring of Lough Derg BBQ
• Flanagans on The Lake, Ballina
• The Washer Woman, Ballina
• Lakeside Hotel, Ballina/Killaloe
• The Brasserie @ Annacarriga, Killaloe

 

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Pet friendly self catering cottages

Bring your pet too!

Getting away for a break can be difficult and upsetting if you have to leave your best friend at home or with a sitter!  We always look for pet friendly accommodation when we travel so therefore, here at Fuchsia Lane Farm we offer pet friendly self catering cottages.  We do ask that your pet is not allowed into the bedroom and this can cause headaches with cleaning!  We have space outside where you can exercise your pet and, once you check with us in advance, there are usually a few fields where you can let them have a run.

If you really want to treat you doggie friend to some pampering and looking after why not book a session with Terryglass Dog Grooming Parlour where you can be sure of some special attention for your pet!

Many of our regular guests have been to us with their dogs and our Facebook Page has some pictures for you to see!

dog friendly self catering cottagesOf course, the main pet at Fuchsia Lane Farm is our own doggie. Holly!  She welcomes new friends as long as they are not cuter than she is!