At an elemental level, a simple early morning stroll amidst ancient oakwoods to experience the dawn chorus of local birds is something that always resonates deeply. Easy rambles on a peninsula south of Ross Castle among giant beech trees and evidence of the 4000-year old copper-mines that began the Bronze Age in Ireland. In early summer, the blooming here of wild garlic and bluebells is one of the finest expressions by Nature in Killarney – we then take a traditional boat from Ross Castle across Loch Lein, stopping at the tiny monastic island of Inisfallen – here the Augustinians founded a monastery in the 7th century which became famous throughout Europe as a seat of learning. Here after the guided tour of the monastic
This can be enhanced with varied forms of meditation or other mindfulness practices such as outdoor Yoga, Feldenkrais, Pilates or a host of other movement practices.