Friday 13th August – Sunday 15th August  at Blackstairs Eco Trails, County Carlow, Ireland

Join us again for our 9th annual, exciting and unmissable Irish Herbalists Festival!

After missing our gathering last year, we are thrilled to announce that HerbFeast 2021, the event for herbalists organised by volunteer herbalists, is planned to go ahead in August this summer, which is later in the season than our usual yearly date at end of May.

We are very happy to be back to a very special place, the Blackstairs Eco-centre in County Carlow, run by Mary and Robert White. See https://www.blackstairsecotrails.ie

The Festival will get underway with a registration, an evening Opening circle and socialising into the evening on Friday the 13th, and then a packed programme of talks, herb walks, workshops on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th. Bring your singing voices and your music instruments, as we’ll have evenings to socialise, reconnect and enjoy each others’ company!


Payment Terms: We request full payment at the time of booking.

Cancellation Policy: Payment is 100% refundable up to 7 days prior to the 13th of August 2021, after which it is non-refundable.

Where HerbFeast is obliged to cancel unexpectedly due to a change in Government Regulations or Public Health recommendations, then our normal cancellation policy is suspended, however we retain the right to hold onto 10% of the cost of ticket price to offset expenses incurred.

Event Rules:

  • Attendees are expected to comply with all Government Regulations currently in operation in the Republic of Ireland on the dates of the event.
  • Failure to comply with event rules will result in the attendee being asked to leave. No refund will be given.
  • Attendees are required to comply with all the relevant Health and Safety regulations as laid down by the site venue. 
  • Attendees are required to complete, sign and date the Herbfeast attendee COVID 19 risk assessment document, click here to download the form.
  • Herbfeast 2021 is strictly a practitioner and student event only. Herbfeast 2021 cannot facilitate children or families.

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Due to external circumstances and limited numbers of attendees, this year’s event is going to be small, intimate and restorative. Re-connecting with herbal friends, colleagues and with medicinal plants, deepening our listening and herbal knowledge, herbal self-care and nourishment – all shared together in this sustainably managed Eco-centre abundant with wild life, herbs, trees and birds.

We have some inspiring speakers booked so far:

  • Sean Boylan is the 5th generation Irish herbalist with vast knowledge and experience in native herbs and herbal medicine.
  • David Foley is a medical and TCM herbalist with over 30 years’ experience in herbal medicine, partner and consultant for the Irish Botanica products and a long-time lecturer.
  • April Danann is a medical intuitive, naturopathic nutritionist, speaker, teacher and passionate herbal ‘fermentor’, who is currently undergoing the PhD in Naturopathic Medicine.
  • Lisa Guinan is a herbalist and naturopath who weaves together her years of experience as a Herbalist, Life Coach and Meditation Leader.

The full programme and more details will be announced soon – check herbfeast.ie.

The festival will start with the evening registration followed by the Opening circle on Friday evening the 13th August to the late afternoon Closing circle Sunday 15th. A ticket covers all organic, fresh and locally sourced vegetarian/vegan meals, teas/coffees and Mary White’s delicious organic cookies for the duration of the festival and all talks, workshops and herb walks. It includes snacks on Friday night during the reception and socialising, 2 organic vegetarian 3 course lunches (Sat & Sun) and Saturday night dinner. BYO alcohol. There’s no accommodation or camping on site, but there’s ample camping, Airbnb, hotels and B&Bs within an easy reach to the venue. Looking forward to seeing you at HerbFeast 2021! Any questions- email us on Kind regards, The organisers Celebrating Community Everywhere

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