Would you like a weekend of wilderness to detox the mind and body? We are launching the Robert Lloyd Praeger Experience in Wild Nephin Wilderness. Featuring a night under the stars, introductory training in camp craft, navigation techniques, stargazing, environmental studies and a hiking in Ireland's most remote landscape and International Dark Sky Park.
Famous Irish naturalist/botanist Robert Lloyd Praeger, opened up curiosity and provided education into some of Ireland’s wildest and most remote areas, particularly in Mayo. His book “The Way that I Went” is an account of his journey throughout the island of Ireland and he described the Nephin region as remote yet "inspiriting".
This book was published in the 1930’s and some of the skills Praeger would have used have been forgotten, as our connection to the environment has dwindled. We believe a lot of these skills and techniques are just as relevant today, are transferrable to the workplace and also to everyday life.
Starting Friday night ..finishing Sunday evening
The weekend will include:
Introductory navigation techniques & remote procedures
Basic intro to stargazing & skylore
Environmental & Cultural landscape session
Hiking in Wild Nephin
Wellbeing and mindfulness
Certified Leave No Trace Awareness Course
Transfer from Westport Train Station
1 night accommodation (Friday night for course briefing) & b/fast
1 night camping accommodation (tent provided - own mat & sleep bag required).
Pls note own food for cooking at camp required.