Workshops at the Song House in 2020 Bookings open now
Singing, chanting, Irish traditional song, yoiking, hiking, or glorious harmony singing. We have all this on offer and more. Come and join us for a long weekend or for a whole week.
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If You Want to Sing…
Every year we ask for a little bit of optional feedback from the participants of our Singing Holidays here in the North-West of Ireland and this year we had a very special one handed back. One of our singers wrote a little poem! Perhaps she Continue reading “If You Want to Sing…”
Growing Strong – Gardens in Donegal
There’s a lot going on at the moment. We’ve been blessed with some great volunteers, using the organisation Workaway. Last year Robin and some wonderful volunteers built 2 walls, to protect the garden from north and south west winds. Continue reading “Growing Strong – Gardens in Donegal”
Stay on the Wild Atlantic Way this Summer!
Just a quick update to let you all know that we have a fantastic summer deal running at the moment – – bring your family or group at a special reduced weekly price of €1450 and get a free half day session with Seamus Doohan of Walking Donegal. Continue reading “Stay on the Wild Atlantic Way this Summer!”
Walking in Donegal with Seamus Doohan
Over the next few months we are going to write a series of blogs describing the wealth of culture, history and things to do in this area of Donegal. We’re starting with Walking Donegal with Seamus Doohan
Seamus Doohan has lived in this area all his life and has become passionately interested in the history, archaeology and landscape of this particular area of Donegal. As he introduces hi Continue reading “Walking in Donegal with Seamus Doohan”
Stunning Gardens of Donegal
Donegal has some amazing wilderness, but it also has some of the most beautiful gardens you can imagine.
One such garden, Cluain na dTor, Irish for ‘Meadow of Shrubs’, can be found near the Song House, in the village of Falcarragh. As they put it themselves “Cluain na dTor specialises in plants that thrive in Seaside gardens and coastal regions and offer an outstanding selection of Continue reading “Stunning Gardens of Donegal”
Donegal – The Coolest place on the Planet
As our year as coolest place on the planet comes to a close, we thought this was a perfect time to reflect on why exactly this is true.
Music – There is such a varied music scene here with something for everyone. There are regular traditional Irish sessions all over the county (See our list of 6 things to do in Donegal for more on this). There are also a wide selection of music and arts festivals such as the Errigal Arts Festival, Distorted Perspectives Continue reading “Donegal – The Coolest place on the Planet”
6 Things to do in Donegal
With such a vibrant Gaelic culture, there are so many things to do in Donegal that you wouldn’t find anywhere else. Similarly, with such atmospheric beauty, Donegal has a wealth of places you have to see if you get the chance to visit this enchanting corner of Europe. For those of you lucky enough to join us here, we have decided to make a list to help you narrow down some of the best attractions, outdoor activities, and sightseeing spots in Donegal for families, groups and solo travelers. (Not booked your stay yet? Why not check out our Singing Holidays or Contact Us to arrange a trip for your group) So here it is, 6 things to do in Donegal:
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Singing is Good For You – Research Shows
Singing is good for you, especially singing together- research shows.
There are so many reasons why we should all be singing. Research proves how beneficial singing is for us. Science says Singing is good for us.
“The neuroscience of singing shows that when we sing our neurotransmitters connect in new and different ways. It fires up the right temporal lobe of our brain, releasing endorphins that make us smarter, healthier, happier and more creative. When we sing with other people this effect is amplified.”
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