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Avondale Forest Park



24 April 2024 - Irish Independent

The first in a series of Connecting With Nature events was held at Avondale Forest Park on Saturday the 13th of April. Cat from Forest Bathing Wicklow guided a nature meditation and offered some forest bathing invitations.

Read the article here


12 January 2024 - Lovin Dublin

Forest Bathing Wicklow was named number 3 in the article '10 great alcohol free activities to try in Dublin for Dry January'.

Read the article here


December 2023 - National Geographic Traveller (UK)

In June 2023 journalist Amelia Duggan joined Cat on a Forest Bathing Walk as part of her visit to county Wicklow. She wrote about her experiences in the magazine National Geographic Traveller (UK) with some lovely words about Forest Bathing Wicklow on the last page.

Read the whole article here


5 January 2023 - The Ryan Tubridy Show RTE Radio 1

Ryan had never heard of Forest Bathing so Cat told him what it's all about and invited him to come on a walk with her. They chatted about it on the Ryan Tubridy Show on RTE Radio 1.

Listen to the segment here


2 January 2023 - Book of Leaves Podcast

Cat had a lovely chat with Ceara from the Book of Leaves Podcast about Forest Bathing, wild tea, poetry and much more.

Listen to the episode on Spotify


26 December 2022 - Travel Awaits Website

Forest Bathing Wicklow was mentioned in an article on the Travel Awaits website as one of '7 Unique Experiences Around The World Where You Can Completely Disconnect'.

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11 October 2022 - What planet are you on?

Cat partnered up with Climate Love Ireland and they took Maïa Dunphy from RTE's 'What Planet Are You On?' on a litter pick and a forest bathing walk in the Glenmalure Valley, county Wicklow.

We had an amazing time cleaning up the forest, connecting with nature and pledging our plastic reduction.

Watch the episode on the RTE Player


14 July 2022 - Tracks & Trails

Cat met Tracks & Trails presenter Roz Purcell on the St. Kevins Way and had a lovely chat with her about forest bathing. She even took her on a forest bathing walk and did some nature connection invitations with her. 

Watch the episode on the RTE Player

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8 June 2022 - A Mindful Walker

Cat wrote a guest blog for the website of A Mindful Walker about the benefits of Forest Bathing. She talks about the mental and physical benefits of the practice, as well as the science behind it.   

Read the blog on A Mindful Walker


7 June 2022 - Bloom Notes in Bloom Podcast

Cat was interviewed by Jenn Laforet for the Bloom Notes in Bloom Podcast. They talked about connecting with other people through forest bathing. How our stories don't define us, and that you'll experience everything you need in the forest when you allow yourself to open up to it. 

Listen to the episode on Spotify

31 January 2022 - Ireland AM

Cathelijne took weatherman Deric Ó h'Artagáin from Virgin Media Television's Ireland AM forest bathing in Kindlestown Wood in Delgany. 


They had a cup of forest tea and a nice chat.

22 January 2022 - RTE News

RTE News interviewed Cathelijne about Forest Bathing for their Climate Hero series. Filmed in the gorgeous forest of Tipi Adventures Ireland.

Check out: Back to nature: Forest bathing blossoming in Co Wicklow


4 December 2021 - Irish Times

Sylvia Thompson wrote a little article about Cathelijne and her fellow forest bathing guides graduating. Check out the link to read the whole article.

Read the 'Forest Bathing Guides' article

24 November 2021 - Independent

The local correspondent of the Independent (Wicklow people) came to our graduation launch and joined us on a short forest bathing taster walk at the Glenview Hotel.

Read the 'Pilot Forest Bathing Project' article


5 November 2021 - came to our graduation launch and joined Cathelijne on a short forest bathing taster walk at the Glenview Hotel.

Read the 'You can now go forest bathing in Wicklow' article

5 November 2021 - Greystones Guide

Cathelijne went into the forest of Kindlestown Wood with The Greystones Guide to talk about the fine art of forest bathing.

Turns out it's not just for hippies. Check out the video and read the whole article.

Read the 'May the forest be with you' article


12 September 2021 - Wicklow News

Wicklow News published an article, promoting our autumn and winter forest bathing walks.

Read the 'Forest bathing in Wicklow' article


26 May 2021 - East Coast FM

Cathelijne talked with Declan Meehan about forest bathing in Wicklow on the Morning Show on East Coast FM. 

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21 May 2021 -

After setting up our Instagram page Forest Bathing Wicklow was featured on 

Check out the article about Forest Bathing Wicklow

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