Join us Friday, August 18th from 11am–12:30pm for a creative journey alongside the River Dissour for Water Heritage Day. Led by poet and creative writing facilitator Lani O'Hanlon, this sensory walk and writing workshop will help you connect with your surroundings and put thoughts on paper. Greywood Arts' director, Jessica Bonenfant, will share some history of the river running through Glenbower Wood, including the built heritage of the bridge, mill and mill race.
Lani O'Hanlon is an experienced creative writing facilitator, poet, dancer and movement artist working in Arts and Health. She has an MA in creative writing from Lancaster University and her writing has been published internationally in various literary magazines and anthologies. 'Landscape of the Body,' a collection of her poetry, will be published by Dedalus Press in November 2023. She is the winner of the Poetry Ireland/Trocaire Competition 2022, one of Poetry Ireland’s Introductory Poets, a Hennessey New Irish Writing prize-winner and a regular contributor to RTE Radio's Sunday Miscellany.
Glenbower gets its name of “gleann-bodhar” or “Deafening Glen” from the noise the river makes when rushing headlong in winter through the valley. Flowing through Glenbower is the Dissour River, which gets its name from the Gaelic “Dis” and “Ur” or “Twice Wetted”, from the belief that in producing linen long ago, one wetting of the flax in the waters of the stream was as good as two wettings in other water.
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Walk begins at Greywood Arts in Killeagh, following the River Dissour into Glenbower Wood.