Strawbale Building Courses announced for 2015

Rock Farm Slane are delighted to announce the next Strawbale Building course will be running in February 2015. 2 Day Course – An Introduction to Natural Strawbale Building – 21st February 2015 The strawbale project headed up by owner Carina Mount Charles provides participants with expert tuition under the supervision of Chris Hawker of Strawbuild.org.… Continue reading Strawbale Building Courses announced for 2015

Course participants get to grips with strawbales

This weekend saw the first in a series of Strawbale Building courses at Rock Farm Slane.  Hosted by Chris Hawker of Strawbuild.org. Course participants enjoyed 2 days of theory and practical hands on experience.  The live building project enabled course participants to work with straw under the expert eye of Tutor Chris on our new… Continue reading Course participants get to grips with strawbales

What’s on in Slane – Christmas events December 2014

This Christmas plays host to a jam packed range of events, courses and classes available right here in the village of Slane Co. Meath. Don’t be shy these events are open to both locals and the wider community.  Come as strangers leave as friends – or just stay for the craic! SLANE EVENTS – DEC… Continue reading What’s on in Slane – Christmas events December 2014

1 Day Seminar – Uncovering the Boyne Valley

We all lead busy lives so much so that we can often we take for granted the heritage of an old wall, building, mound beside the road or indeed the very stone our homes are built from. Funded by Meath County Council and Heritage Council as a part of the County Meath Heritage Plan this… Continue reading 1 Day Seminar – Uncovering the Boyne Valley

Foo Fighters Concert Accommodation

Come for the music - stay like a Rock Star!

So following the announcement last week that the Foo Fighters will be headlining for Slane Castle‘s May 2015 concert Rock Farm are pleased to advise that we will once again be offering luxury concert glamping accommodation for the gig. Stay like a Rock star and be close to the action at Rock Farm Slane Staying… Continue reading Foo Fighters Concert Accommodation

Rock Farm from the Sky

We were excited when a guest staying at Rock Farm last month told us they were into Drone photography and offered to provide us with some aerial shots! Check out the results some stunning aerial images showing the glamping site, strawbale development The Eco Guesthouse and Swallows Nest. Credits: Noel Meehan  

Nobles of the Wood

There is a beautiful small quirky, slightly gnarled tree sitting in the middle of a magical grove of trees, on the Slopes at Rock Farm Slane, where our Glamping is situated. This tree has always struck me as a Fairy Tree and we have been decorating with the occasional ribbon ever since we first set… Continue reading Nobles of the Wood

Ecotourism – a personal perspective

Blue skies about Rock Farm Slane camping

Why ecotourism is a key element of the Rock Farm Slane project. We have just recently launched an ecotourism business at Rock Farm Slane offering back-to-nature camping holidays in luxury yurts & shepherds’ huts. Last Sunday I was asked to go on Today FM’s Sunday Business Show with Conall O’Morain to talk about ecotourism. As… Continue reading Ecotourism – a personal perspective

Why Build with Straw?

Very few people have asked us “Why do you want to build your house out of straw?” Maybe that’s because anyone who knows us, would know that we wouldn’t have the good sense to build with good reliable solid concrete. Plus you might ask, “if it’s such a great idea why isn’t everyone doing it?”… Continue reading Why Build with Straw?

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