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Not only do we hope to help the environment through our shopping habits but we hope to connect people to nature, the outdoors and to each other. If you are an individual looking to meet new people or a group who are useless at organising yourselves we will be doing a series of hikes, beach cleans, workshops and social events.

If you would like to know when these are happening please sign up to our newsletter below.

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Murrisk beach clean

Sunday, 29th May 2022, 11.00

Join us for a couple of hours as we try keep our coastal area and ocean ecosystem free from washed up rubbish which pollutes our community and often kills marine life. We will meet at Murrisk Abbey carpark at 11am. Gloves and bags will be provided but please bring your own litter pickers if you have them. All ages, children and dogs on leads are welcome.


We will spend about two hours in the area and will be going for a drink after in Campbell's bar (sure why not). Looking forward to it.


What to bring:

  • Waterproof shoes or old runners you don't mind getting wet

  • Drinking water

  • Waterproof jacket

  • Gloves if you have them (we will have some but please bring if you have them)

  • We will provide bags for rubbish collection

  • Litter pickers (if you have one)
     

Please register so we can alert you of any changes.

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Furnace loop walk

Sunday, 24th April 2022, 11.00

This stunning 10 km loop goes along minor roads, green lanes and bog tracks through a lovely landscape of scattered lakes. There are panoramic views of Clew Bay and its numerous islands. We start and finish back at Derradda community centre, Newport, taking approximately  2.5 hours. 

What to bring:

  • Comfortable shoes

  • Drinking water

  • Waterproof jacket

  • Flask of tea/coffee and snacks for a post walk catch up


Please register so we can alert you of any changes.

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Croaghmoyle booster station walk

Sunday, 27th March 2022, 11.00

Join us for our second event as we take on Croaghmoyle booster station just outside Castlebar. Starting at the turn off for the booster track (just off the Glenisland road). The walk is 9 km long and will take about 2 hours with a good tarmac road but with some challenging hills. We will be going at an easy pace so all fitness levels are encouraged to come.


What to bring:

  • Comfortable shoes

  • Drinking water

  • Waterproof jacket

  • Flask of tea/coffee and snacks for a post walk catch up
     

Dogs very welcome but must be on a lead at all times. Please register so we can alert you of any changes.

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Crucspullagadaun Loop Walk

Sunday, 27th February 2022, 11.00

Join us for our first easy stroll as we take on Crucspullagadaun Loop Walk in Manulla. Starting at Manulla football club the walk goes through some minor roads and forest tracks and is about 9 km and takes around two hours.


What to bring:

  • Comfortable shoes

  • Drinking water

  • Waterproof jacket

  • Flask of tea/coffee and snacks for a post walk catch up
     

Dogs very welcome but must be on a lead at all times.

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Wreath Making Workshop

Friday, 3rd December 2021, 18.30 - 21.30

Join The Habit Store and Sarah Noonan (Willow and Wild Blooms) for a dried flower wreath workshop. Sarah embraces the naturalistic style of wreath making using flowers and foliage we can all grow in our gardens or forage from the fields. Bring the outside inside and grace your home with the beauty of the Irish countryside this festive season and all year round.

Enjoy a creative and relaxing evening together as you learn how to create your own unique dried flower wreath using a selection of materials grown by Sarah in her garden in Foxford, County Mayo. As your wreath is made from dried flowers it will last for many years to come.

You will receive a glass of mulled wine (or two) on arrival, tea and coffee and some tasty snacks throughout the evening. All tools and materials are provided.