The Song House
The Song House (or Teach na nAmhrán in Irish) is a centre for residential workshops across a range of activities including singing, dance, yoga and meditation; permaculture; wildlife and walking holidays. The centre will sleep up to 12 with additional accommodation in local B&Bs.
The main workshop is a large, sunny room with superb views of Muckish Mountain. The house has recently been renovated with environmental principles in mind. It is comfortably appointed with an air-sourced heating system and triple-glazed windows making it warm and cosy even in the Donegal winters.
- 4 twin bedrooms
- 5-bed family room
- Sofa bed and spare bed
- Well-equipped, cosy kitchen/dining room with open fire
- Large workshop room approx. 30 sq metres
The garden provides wonderful views of Muckish Mountain and open countryside – as does much of the house. There is parking for 4 – 6 vehicles, with the possibility of further places nearby. It is gardened organically and is being planted with many herbs, shrubs and fruit bushes, which eventually will be available for guests.
Daily coaches to Falcarragh from Belfast, Dublin and Galway. 30 mins drive from Donegal airport.
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Location: Falcarragh, Co. Donegal
Teach na nAmhrán: The Song House lies on the world renowned Wild Atlantic Way, one mile from Falcarragh, with local shops and pubs, some serving excellent food. The nearby coast, with expansive wild and empty beaches bordered by sand dunes, stretch for miles and look out onto Tory Island. The seascapes are spectacular in stormy weather, yet gently sloping sandy beaches make these ideal swimming spots in warmer seasons.
The area is rich in recreational activities. There are several popular golf courses, one in Falcarragh itself, a Surf /Water sports school in nearby Dunfanaghy, excellent hill walking, biking and mountain climbing. Cluagh an dTor is an outstanding specialist plant nursery with gardens
Dunfanaghy (15 minutes by car) has restaurants, pubs, and an organic/wholefood shop. It also has an historic graveyard dedicated to the victims of the famines, and the Old Workhouse, now a museum. Muckish Mountain, Errigal Mountain and Glenveagh National Park are a short drive away. Donegal retains traditional values. The local pubs have regular music sessions where Irish music both past and present is performed by local and visiting musicians. Anyone is welcome to join in. As Falcarragh forms part of the Gaeltacht (the Irish-speaking areas) you will hear the language spoken around you.
History of The Song House
Originally named The Poets’ House by celebrated poets Jimmy and Janice Simmons, it was a centre of literary activity for over 20 years with regular visitors including Seamus Heaney. The house has recently been sold to Candy Verney whose work as a choir leader has inspired countless singers for over 2 decades.
Candy’s focus on using singing to promote change and to build communities resonates with the history of the house. Candy is delighted that the artistic orientation of the house will be carried forward into the future.
Candy and associates will be running residential singing/song writing workshops and courses.
Hire The Song House for Workshops or as a Holiday Rental
Teach na nAmhrán: The Song House is available for hire throughout the year for workshops or simply for holidays. We have tried to keep costs down in order to make this wonderful space and glorious setting accessible to all.
Please contact Candy for prices and availability. email@example.com
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