Enjoy the stunning natural scenery with our easy-paced, eco-friendly land experiences. If walking is something you enjoy, you’ll love our famous guided clifftop walk, while if you’re the more creative type, our ‘Eat, Paint, Love’ workshop is perfect for you.
Our gorgeous ‘eat, paint, love’ workshop is a delight for anyone curious to learn about the amazing array of edible and medicinal herbs, flowers, plants and seaweeds that grow naturally here on Goleen Farm, in the rugged wilds of West Cork.
Tour duration: 5 hours
Tour price: €90 for adults, €60 for children
Number required: Minimum 5 people
As the name suggests, this foraging-themed workshop consists of three different elements, all relating to the theme of foraging for nature’s delights:
We will prepare a delicious lunch together from plants and herbs we grow in our garden and foraged ingredients taken from the land and sea, making delicious and nutritious delights like ‘Nettle and pine nut pesto’, or mixed salads from the garden and hedgerow.
Paint:In a meditative way we will explore the land inviting a tenderness from which we will settle and paint a plant or scene that resonates with our quieter heart….
The power of plant medicine is immense yet very subtle and sometimes just sitting with a plant of choice can be very healing and insightful
The idea is to have an experience that becomes timeless and create a souvenir that could be the background to an ongoing story,… an image that simply reminds us of what it is to be quiet
Finally, we’ll teach you how to harvest, combine, and create natural soothing creams for your face and body, as well as massage balms that Melanie uses in her massage practice, using a selection of natural ingredients .
We loved our stay in the eco cabin in Goleen Harbour. It’s so cute and cosy with amazing views. The hot tub also over looks the sea and the cabins are only a short walk to a clear swimming spot, fab pub and chipper should the need arise. Crookhaven and Barleycove beach are also only a short drive. We were blessed with the weather during our stay which obviously made it even more enjoyable. Matt and his staff are super friendly and we look forward to coming back in the future when no doubt it will be even more special as he has big plans for the site. Can’t recommend enough!