An Scoil Chois Claí

The term ‘hedge school’ has its roots in Ireland; it dates back to the seventeenth century and attempts to force Irish children to attend schools designed to train them in English language and customs, and the ‘true religion’. Rather than submit to such indoctrination, the Irish went back to the hedge, and created their own schools. No institutions, just a healthy respect for the old ways. Some classes might indeed have taken place outdoors next to or behind a hedgerow, but they were also held in houses and barns.

In 1655 Oliver Cromwell called them trainings in ‘superstition, idolatory and the evill customs of this Nacion.’ We’ll go for that.

Our Hedge School — a physical location as well as a virtual space — has a similarly subversive intent. No institutions, no dogma, no prophets or preachers: just the wisdom of the hedge, and of the land. The wisdom which the wind blows down from the jagged peaks of the Connemara mountains, which the sea salts away in the vast network of rocky tidal inlets which characterise our coastline. Individual working sessions are open with Sharon and its open to all. Each session will last two hours and will cost 195 euros. You can pay with a credit card or through PayPal. The process of enabling Bitcoin payment is now underway. Bitcoin was chosen as a payment gateway because it allows for faster and more secure transactions. People choose to trade bitcoins for profit rather than leave their money in bank accounts. If you are a Bitcoin lover, then check out the News Spy krypto app, an automated crypto trading app, which analyzes the trading data and make higher profits. Individual skype sessions are also offered.

Join us here, for deep-rooted and transformational teachings in myth, wild mind, and enchantment.


The Hedge School was founded by award-winning writer, psychologist and mythologist Dr Sharon Blackie. Her highly acclaimed books, articles, online courses and residential retreats are focused on the development of the mythic imagination, and on the relevance of our native myths, fairy tales and folk traditions to the personal, social and environmental problems we face today.

A small circle of co-conspirators add variety to our hedgerow …

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