Bringing Iona Herbal & Bareroot Botanicals together

Reopening 2021

Reopening 2021

We are building a new clinic at our woodland and look forward to reopening our herbal medicine, naturopathy and nutritional therapy practice.
NATIVE & EXOTIC PLANTS

NATIVE & EXOTIC PLANTS

Growing medicinal plants is our passion. We specialise in hard to source medicinals from around the globe.
ROUNDHOUSE BUILD

ROUNDHOUSE BUILD

May 2020, 9 day course with Jo Forsyth & Simon Crook for an introductory journey into building a natural home

Roundwood Natural Building Course

Design Create Learn Feast

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Marina and Ross have been growing medicinal plants, harvesting, drying and making herbal medicine preparations for over 12 years. They spent the last 8 years teaching both the public, students and other practitioners from their farm in Co. Sligo. They feels that educating others about the benefits of herbal medicine is an integral part of their role as a herbalists.

Ross and Marina set up the first herbal tincturing company in Ireland, Irish Herb Dispensary, where they grew and processed the plants from their herb farm into tinctures, vinegars, oils and glycerites. Together they also ran a specialist medicinal herb nursery where they grew 200 species of medicinal plants from around the world.

They have now relocated their plants and young family to Co. Clare, where they are re-establishing their training centre, clinical practice and nursery as Ivywood.

Marina’s expertise as a herbalist and herb grower has been called on for appearances on television programmes for RTÉ, BBC Northern Ireland and TG4 and has featured in many articles.

By combining his lifelong passion for growing functional plants with his herbal qualification and founding the first tincture company in the country Ross now continues his work in herbal medicine product development with companies around Ireland. He also offers consultion service for farmers, wild crafting collectors and other natural product industries in Ireland and abroad.

Past to Present - A Herbal Journey

Our life of herbs

About Ivywood

Herbalists Ross Hennessy and Marina Kesso have moved their businesses and family to a new piece of land in Co Clare. They are busy creating new spaces on the land to reestablish their clinical practice and medicinal herb nursery. Formerly Bareroot Botanicals and Iona Herbal they have now renamed the woodland and business Ivywood.

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