Enniscrone is bracing itself for a brand-new festival this September. The ‘Wild and Well Festival’ is a one-day celebration along the majestic Wild Atlantic Way, which fosters community and embraces holistic wellness. The event takes place on Saturday, September 23rd in the breathtaking surrounds of Enniscrone, Sligo.
With community at its core, the festival will entail a host of indoor and outdoor wellness related activities. It also has a diverse line up of facilitators, performers, and speakers from various wellness, creative, and holistic spaces. The event will equip attendees with tools, skills, and knowledge that will help deepen your connection to yourself, others, and nature through movement, breath, play, and more!
A festival borne out of passion
The festival has been founded by Dr Jennifer McKee who is the owner of the successful ‘West Coast Wellness’ based in Enniscrone. Speaking of the festival aims and how the concept developed, Dr McKee said that the festival is “borne out of passion”. “I am passionate about fostering community and about helping people to connect with themselves. This festival provides safe and fun spaces to explore tools for connection to self, to others and to nature. In addition to this it showcases our beautiful destination and all it has to offer.”
Exciting line-up of speaker, facilitators and performers
With more announcements over the coming days, facilitators and speakers on the day will include online health and wellness coach, Mick McDermott; Roots Wellness Ireland yoga instructor Niamh Glackin; Coach and founder of Wolf Academy Ireland, Cormac Noonan, amongst a host of other specialists. The programme will also include Stand Up Paddling (SUP) sessions with Harbour SUP, live music and performances, poetry, sound baths, creative workshops and much more. You will also be able to explore market stalls and enjoy the culinary delights on offer from local food vendors.
The west Sligo and Mayo North connection
With Enniscrone located only minutes from Ballina in north Mayo, Wild and Well Festival have partnered with Mayo North Tourism in the promotion of this festival. Manager of Mayo North Tourism, Mairéad Melody Carr said: “As it stands, many visitors come and stay in Ballina and take in Enniscrone during their holidays, and vice-versa. For this reason partnering with the exciting new Wild and Well Festival is a natural fit. The creation of new events and festivals such as this will have a positive impact on visitor numbers, and with 5km of white sandy beach and the stunning backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean, I cannot think of a better location to promote the concept of wellness!”
Booking details for the Wild and Well Festival
Full event details as announced will be available on the Wild and Well Fest Instagram page as well as by visiting northmayo.ie/events/wild-and-well-festival. An early bird ticket sale is currently ongoing on Eventbrite. Tickets normally cost €75 per person. If you book before August 19th you can avail of the early bird reduced rate of €65 per person.
Click here for updated event information on the Mayo North Website