Kathryn Crowley

Bealtaine marked another threshold in the celtic year. We are now halfway between Spring equinox and Summer solstice.  The days are brighter, the countryside seems even more beautiful than usual, and nature is flourishing.  May is also the… Read More


Breathe, move, create!

Enjoy breathing techniques, slow yoga and self-expression in beautiful surroundings. With or without prior experience, all are welcome.


The cost depends on the number of participants and whether you choose creative writing or art-making. All are materials are supplied. As a guide

  • a two-hour session for one person is €140
  • two hours for two people is €250

Contact me for group quotes.


Indicate when you would like a session and what activities interest you.

Please add a short note about the number of participants and tell me if anyone in the group has a disability, heightened sensitivity, or physical restrictions.

Although April 1st has certain associations, the subject of my writing today was no fool! Born in county Kildare, Kathleen Lonsdale was a chemistry pioneer, a parent, a pacifist, and a lot more besides. Crystals and medicine Crystallography… Read More

When the crystal clear emerges; remembering Kathleen Lonsdale.

A period of change

Good news from Dublin. After four years, the Period Poverty in Ireland report is finally ready.

Image from the Crimson Waves project: https://artyshe.com/social-arts/

The report states:

Hopefully all the recommendations in the report will lead to action, and Ireland will become a country where free sanitary products are provided to all women.

First, new legislation is required and the proposed bill is now at the third stage of a political process that involves 11 steps.

The report refers to various motions, including one that calls on the Government “to provide a range of free, adequate, safe and suitable sanitary products” and a lot more besides.

Reading it today I was reminded of everyone who put energy into the Crimson Waves project in Limerick (see https://artyshe.com/social-arts/). We were all very much part of the national push for better health care, education and support for women in Ireland.

So much work goes on quietly (not just in the arts) that is unseen by activists, educators, carers, nurses, researchers, and policy makers. I salute you all.