At Birr Castle Demesne, a fallen tree near the fernery, with sunlight coming through the branches, birdsong and flowing water sounds in the background awaits you.
This is just one area in Birr Castle Demesne in which you can try your hand at the Japanese spiritual practice of shinrin-yoku
or Forest Bathing, which literally means taking in the forest through our senses.
Over the past year, many of us have become aware that spending mindful time in the woods is beneficial for both the body and the soul.
The practice of shinrin-yoku, literally, forest bath, is understood in Japanese culture to be a critical
factor in the fight against diseases, of the mind and body, boosting the immune system, lowering blood pressure, and aiding sleep.
Visit Birr Castle Demesne today and try the practice of Forest Bathing.
Forest Bathing is included with General Admission tickets.