First Person

Experience has taught Alice Nugent to believe in who you are

12th June, 2016
Alice Nugent Picture: Barry Cronin

Alice Nugent and her husband Nick have lived in 17th century Ballinlough Castle in Co Meath for more than 15 years. In 2010, the couple lost their daughter Katie to leukaemia, one month before throwing open the castle gates for the first Body&Soul festival.

Now, six years later, the Nugents and their two daughters, Lucy and Lara, are getting set to welcome 15,000 people into their 300-acre back garden for the festival, which has sustainability...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Get basic

*New subscribers only

You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly



Unlimited Access for 2 Years

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

Appetite for Distraction: our pick of home entertainment

TV review: Burglar’s stylish tale will steal your heart

Radio review: Questioning Official Ireland’s take on a dark past

TV review: A Regency romp with pomp but little else