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Quest Speaker Terri Conroy

Carlow Garden Festival 2024

1st August at Kilgraney Herb Gardens

Thursday 1st August, 3 p.m. and 5.30 p.m.

Healing Herbs in Ancient Ireland – the traditional spiritual and practical use of herbs in our ancient past and how these traditions can be revived for every day health.

This talk explores the healing modalities of our ancient and recent past, here in Ireland and considers some vital questions. How did our ancestors deal with sickness and injury? What was the belief system around sickness? What was their philosophy of the cause and cure of disease? What was their relationship with the plant world? Is our indigenous medicine still available to us? Can we use our indigenous plants today for medicine and if so – how? If so – why?

These are some of the questions that will be addressed in this talk before moving on to look at some of the plants that were and are used in herbal or plant medicine.

Ireland is an island country on the far western edge of the European continent and according to the Leabhar Gabhala, (which is not actually a book but a collection of legends and stories), Ireland was invaded several times. The people of Ireland today are descended from these invaders. The early invaders were the Firbolgs, the Tuatha de Danaan and the Milesians. According to Seamus McManus in his book, “The History of The Irish Race”, all of these invaders shared a common ancestry and so can all be referred to as part of the Gaelic family. It is this Gaelic/Celtic family whose healing modalities, philosophies and view of the cosmos that Terri Conroy presents in this talk. Terri refers to several modalities of healing covering plants then and now, dealing with the core question of plant medicine usage.

Venue: Kilgraney House and Herb Gardens, Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow R21 W527

Time: 3 p.m. and 5.30 p.m.

Admission: €10.

Directions: Situated just off the R705 Bagenalstown – Borris Road, the herb gardens are 6km from Bagnealstown.

Type of event: This talk takes place indoors and afterwards there is an opportunity to view the Herb Gardens at Kilgraney House

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