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This event occurred on
October 25, 2014
3:00pm - 10:00pm IST
(UTC +1hr)
Clonakilty, Munster

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized (subject to certain rules and regulations).

Pearse Street
Pearse Street
Clonakilty, Munster, Co. Cork
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Beth Wallace

Beth Wallace is Founder & Director of Bliss Ireland, a 3 year old not-for-profit project based in Ireland providing events that aim to foster & promote Sexual Freedom, Health & Pleasure in Mind, Body & Spirit. Beth has a wealth of experience & knowledge in the sexuality field having spent the last 26 years directly pursuing her passion for this field of work through academic study in Applied Psychology & a variety of psychotherapeutic practices, as well as through a wide & varied professional career in several countries, & through a deep & expansive personal practice. Beth is well known for her deeply passionate nature, her driving & all consuming desire to see each human being explore life to the fullest & have opportunity to express freely & fully that which arises from those explorations. She is known for being a vibrant & engaging speaker & shares openly & freely from her own incredible & inspirational life story. For more information on Beths work, visit

Jessica Hatchett

Jessica Hatchett is a Yoga teacher based in Clonakilty. She moved to West Cork from England in 2000 with her husband to raise their family. Yoga is the discipline that Jessica expresses her deep interest in people, their bodies and their minds through. For the last fifteen years she has been training, working and practicing yoga. In her community she works with and supports a wide range of people from babies to the very elderly. In both class settings and individually. Her favorite teachers are her students. Their real and fascinating experiences in life continue to offer her insights into what defines health. Moving insights, ideas and intentions into accessible and achievable practices is what motivates and drives Jessica. And the deeply rewarding experience of helping others to connect more with themselves, each other and life. For more information on Jessica visit

Paul Deane

As a small boy growing up on the edge of Ireland, Paul would often stare out the window at school and wonder what the future would be like. All this wondering resulted in Paul spending far too much time in school and in university. Thankfully it wasn’t all to waste, and Paul finally found an outlet for his curiosity in the Environmental Research Institute in University College Cork. Paul now works with a group of scientists, economists and engineers. Their research helps inform government and European policy. Instead of looking out the window, Paul now uses computer models to understand how we will heat our homes, fuel our cars and generate our electricity in the future. Paul will talk about why we need to think about climate change a little differently.

Ronan McLoughlin

Ronan is a world renowned fire, object manipulation and movement artist from Ireland. Best known for his innovative style of poi spinning and being the innovator of contact poi, Ronan has been teaching and performing around the world for over 15 years. Taking inspiration from other juggling and object manipulation arts, as well as movement and mind/body awareness disciplines such as tai chi and meditation alongside illusion-based dance, he has developed a unique style of movement and performance. As Ronan began to explore these skills more deeply he became fascinated with how we learn and how to learn more efficiently. Over the past years he has shared the ideas, experiences and techniques on learning that he has acquired through teaching and facilitating Learning to Learn workshops and talks. Seeing the positive effects of these arts on all ages inspires Ronan to continue to explore and share these amazing tools, techniques and skills far and wide.

Sarah Leather

Sarah Leather is a Transformational Coach, Naturopath & Homeopath who has been working with women for over 20 years to help them to overcome their struggles with fertility, hormone imbalance and more recently to develop a business that supports and nurtures them in a simple and beautiful way. Sarah has had an interesting career to date including being a nurse, lecturer and supervisor. She is the author of a best selling Amazon book 'How to Get Pregnant-10 Fertility Success Stories', has taught several courses helping women to get their businesses online and currently runs a successful online course for women called 'Create Your First VIP Program' to help women to create businesses that are abundant, fun and easy.

Organizing team


Clonakilty, Ireland