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Where Art & Nature Meet

The Shaking Bog

The Shaking Bog sits on the seam of two powerful and necessary forces - the creative and the natural. Based in the Glencree Valley, County Wicklow, this Festival and Podcast hope to reawaken our connection to the natural world through a vibrant blend of artistic engagement and nature immersion.

The Festival

10–12th September 2021

The Glencree Valley will once again be enlivened by a host of well-known writers, artists and nature experts for a densely packed programme from 10th-12th September.

A diverse range of offerings, many of which will happen outdoors or in an open marquee, will include; readings, workshops, public interviews, outdoor performances, films, concerts, workshops, nature trails and more. Artists of the very highest calibre – both national and international - will present an array of artistic, educational and participatory events, appealing to both arts and nature lovers alike. With a focus on meaningful engagement, The Shaking Bog Festival invites people to step away from the trials of everyday life and move towards a deeper appreciation of their instinctive connection to the natural world.

Making connections through the arts and nature

Festival Programme

Friday

Joe Wilson
August 13, 2021 10:00 AM
Joe Wilson
Associated events - exhibition
Mermaid Gallery
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Joe Hogan
September 10, 2021 3:30 PM
Joe Hogan
Exhibition
St. Patrick’s Church, Enniskerry
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Mary Coughlan
September 10, 2021 8:30 PM
Mary Coughlan
Opening Concert
Glencree Marquee
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Saturday

Sunrise Yoga with Eleanor Dawson
September 11, 2021 7:30 AM
Sunrise Yoga with Eleanor Dawson
Wellness
Glencree Marquee
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Morning walk with artist Joe Wilson
September 11, 2021 8:15 AM
Morning walk with artist Joe Wilson
Trail
Curtlestown Wood
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Retrospective Éamon de Buitléar
September 11, 2021 10:00 AM
Retrospective Éamon de Buitléar
Film & Discussion
Mermaid Arts
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Forest Bathing with Shirley Gleeson
September 11, 2021 10:00 AM
Forest Bathing with Shirley Gleeson
Wellness
Oak Glen Wood
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Walk & Create With Us - where community, art, nature & interculturalism meet
September 11, 2021 10:00 AM
Walk & Create With Us - where community, art, nature & interculturalism meet
Associated events - workshops
Glencree Marquee
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Joe Hogan
September 11, 2021 2:00 PM
Joe Hogan
Exhibition
St. Patrick’s Church, Enniskerry
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Birds, bees & native trees
September 11, 2021 2:00 PM
Birds, bees & native trees
Associated events - film screening
Mermaid Arts Centre
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Liz Berry Paddy Glackin
September 11, 2021 3:00 PM
Liz Berry Paddy Glackin
Poetry & music
TBC
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Dara McAnulty
September 11, 2021 5:00 PM
Dara McAnulty
In Conversation with Dearbhail McDonald
Glencree Marquee
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Michael Longley
September 11, 2021 7:00 PM
Michael Longley
Reading & Conversation with Professor Margaret Kelleher
Glencree Marquee
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Interweaving Art & Nature
September 11, 2021 10:00 PM
Interweaving Art & Nature
Art & Nature
Aurora
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Sunday

Nature Tracks & Trails
September 12, 2021 8:15 AM
Nature Tracks & Trails
Nature Trails
Knockree Hostel
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Roddy doyle
September 12, 2021 11:00 AM
Roddy doyle
In conversation with Dearbhail McDonald
Glencree Marquee
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Winger Of The Blue: An Elegy for Joseph Campbell
September 12, 2021 1:00 PM
Winger Of The Blue: An Elegy for Joseph Campbell
Outdoor Performance
TBC
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Joe Hogan
September 12, 2021 2:00 PM
Joe Hogan
Exhibition
St. Patrick’s Church, Enniskerry
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Kerri Ní Dochartaigh
September 12, 2021 3:00 PM
Kerri Ní Dochartaigh
Reading & Conversation with Eoin McNamee
Glencree Marquee
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Melissa Harrison
September 12, 2021 5:00 PM
Melissa Harrison
In conversation with Paraic O’Donnell
Glencree Marquee
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Alice Oswald
September 12, 2021 7:00 PM
Alice Oswald
Reading & Conversation with Alan Gilsenan
Glencree Marquee
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Colm Mac Con Iomaire
September 12, 2021 7:00 PM
Colm Mac Con Iomaire
Concert
Glencree Marquee
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The Podcast

A seasonal podcast that compliments the festival and maintains a year round presence.

Offering a rich tapestry of readings, reflections and conversations from some of Ireland’s finest writers, artists and nature experts, each episode offers a carefully crafted and varied canvas of voices from a diverse range of artistic disciplines. Interweaving gentle observations of life, art and nature, the podcast endeavours to bring the listener on an intimate meander through the seasons.

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Latest News

Dara McNulty

It’s not merely hyperbole to say that one of the publishing sensations of the last year was an extraordinary young man from County Down. Amongst many plaudits, Dara McAnulty’s book Diary of a Young Naturalist won the prestigious Wainright Prize for UK Nature Writing, the youngest writer ever to do so. The book movingly chronicles his fourteenth year as an autistic boy finding solace and inspiration in the natural world.

We’re delighted to announce that we’ll be welcoming Dara to the festival in September to do a reading and conversation with the journalist and broadcaster Dearbhail McDonald.

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