Ireland’s Annual Herbalist Festival
17th to 19th of May 2024
MAY 17th to 19th
About Herbfeast 2024
Time to plan spending a weekend with our herbal community again and re-connecting with our friends and colleagues!
We are delighted to announce the sale of tickets for the 12th annual HerbFeast 2024. This is a celebration of the Herbal Medicine tradition, herbalists, and, of course, herbs. Our annual event is open for professional herbalists and students of all traditions, and will take place on the 17-19th of May, 2024.
As always, the days will be filled with talks on herbal medicine and clinical practice, workshops, discussions and herb walks. We are thrilled to have some renowned and experienced speakers, including Dr Philip Deakin, Christine Herbert, Dr Ellen McKenna, Marie Reily and others yet to be confirmed. We’ll have yoga classes in the mornings with our favorite herbal yogi Lara Oberlin. There will be ever so popular herb walks and rambles every day! And singing and music, of course!
Car-pooling and lifts
This year our festival-retreat-conference is staying in the same place as the last year- the beautiful location of Wells House & Gardens in County Wexford (https://wellshouse.ie).
The venue has onsite accommodation in newly restored cottages for the first 60 who wish to stay on site at the Well’s House. Accommodation is shared. There are 2-3 rooms in each cottage and sleeping 2 people in each room.
We have pre-booked some rooms in the hotel in Gorey as well, which is situated about 5 min drive from our venue.
The all-inclusive residential ticket will cover the talks and workshops plus your accommodation on Friday and Saturday night, breakfast, tea/coffee and scones mid-morning, lunch and tea break in the afternoon and evening meal Saturday, with lunch on Sunday.
All meals will be served at Well’s House where the catering staff will provide meals for a variety of tastes and dietary requirements such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free, but also will include fish dishes for those who would prefer it.
No on site camping is available, but 5min drive away there is ample camping and glamping available in Kilmuckridgeholiday village.
The time table will be announced soon.
HerbFeast is an annual non-for-profit herbal festival, run for Herbalists by volunteer Herbalists from the Community of Irish Herbalists (CIH).
It is the largest annual Herbalist festival in Ireland featuring local and world renowned herbalists and speakers sharing knowledge from their passion and experiences.
Over the weekend, herbalists nationwide, and beyond, gather, network and share their experience in connection with nature and the many modalities and specialities nested within the community. It is an opportunity to connect with other people sharing the same vision.
The festival is packed with talks and activities such as seminars, workshops, herb walks and much more. The location changes almost every year to reach all counties of Ireland, North and South, West and East. Either way, all herbalists are welcome!
HerbFeast is ran by the Community of Irish Herbalists (CIH).