The new Professional Practice Journal for the Outdoor Sector on the Island of Ireland

Lasmuigh is a professional practice journal that aims to both inform and reflect the field of outdoor education on the Island of Ireland by reporting on and sharing good practice. The publication serves as a commitment to the ongoing development of practice, to sharing ideas and innovations, and to promoting an awareness research on outdoor practice on the Island of Ireland and Internationally. Lasmuigh seeks to engage with and be inclusive of all those who share the outdoor setting for experiences be they recreational, developmental, educational, therapeutic or other!

CLICK HERE: Lasmuigh, Issue 1, June 2022

CLICK HERE: Lasmuigh, Issue 2, November 2022

Our Values

Our values in Lasmuigh are rooted in exploring encounters in nature that facilitate empathy and connection, which inspire engagement, challenge existing assumptions, and foster activism that is beneficial to nature and society.

  • Our values in Lasmuigh are rooted in exploring encounters in nature that facilitate empathy and connection, which inspire engagement, challenge existing assumptions, and foster activism that is beneficial to nature and society.

  • These values are borne out of a respect for and understanding of our interconnectedness and dependence on nature promoting sustainable approaches.

  • These values encourage a shift away from an emphasis on the economic and unsustainable benefits humans derive from engagement with nature and a move towards a more eco-centric view of the world.

  • Lasmuigh values place and outdoor experiences that interrogate our sense of place and sense of connection to place. It seems important for an outdoor journal that is based on the Island of Ireland to value the power of place and the deep connections it can bring.

  • Lasmuigh values making meaningful outdoor experiences accessible to all. • Finally, Lasmuigh values critical reflection to develop understanding and improve practice.

Our Aims

Lasmuigh aims to:

1. Provide a means of communicating good practice for those who share the outdoor setting for their work.

2. Explore how outdoor practice can be place-based in an Irish context by sharing programme examples that celebrate place across the Island of Ireland.

3. Provide a platform for Outdoor Education research on the Island of Ireland that will publicise an evidence base for practice in all areas of outdoor practice.

4. Create opportunities for connection and discussion between those who work in the increasingly rich and diverse outdoor sector on the Island of Ireland and beyond.

We want to hear your story!

In keeping with our values at Lasmuigh we aspire to publish content that engages with the broad range of those who work in the outdoor sector and encourage submissions ranging from ideas for practice to submissions that seek to expand the evidence base for outdoor interventions. In keeping with the inclusive values of Lasmuigh artwork, poetry and book reviews related to the outdoor sector are also encouraged.

Please see guidance for contributors HERE

Lasmuigh will be published twice a year, in the Spring and in the Autumn. If you are interested in submitting to Lasmuigh here are submission recommendations:

The next edition will go live in April 2023, final submissions to be received by the 1st March 2023

There are many different ways to become involved in this publication

· Submit a book review, poem or artwork

· Submit an article on some research you have conducted

· Submit a story of your professional journey

· Submit an account of a project or an example of good practice that you are responsible for.

· Apply to be a member of the editorial panel

· Send in ideas for the further development of the publication

We are keen to welcome a broad range of submissions - see the types of submission here.

Your Perspective!

We always on the lookout for images and photographs of the Island of Ireland's beautiful landscape.  We invite you to submit photographs/images to be considered for future publications.  Images can emailed to 

Please get in touch…..

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The Lasmuigh Team

Editor: Stephen Hannon is a lecturer on the BA (Hons) in Outdoor Education and upcoming MSc in Outdoor Education, Sustainability and Wellbeing on the Mayo Campus of the Atlantic Technological University. Meet the members of the editorial panel here.

Editorial Panel

Ciara Munnelly (Sport Ireland), Emer Carton (Canoe Ireland), Dr John Pierce (Munster Technological University), Dr Sarah O’Malley (Limerick County Council), Dr Cormac Doran (Trinity College Dublin), Robin Gregg (Ulster University), Shirley Gleeson (Eco Wellness Consulting), Karol Quinn (GAISCE President’s Award), Mike McClure (Sport Northern Ireland), Mairéad Cluskey (Atlantic Technological University, Mayo).

Available here: Lasmuigh Editorial Panel Terms of Reference and Code of Conduct.

Get in touch: lasmuigh

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