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Recent, current and upcoming events

Recent, current and upcoming events

Upcoming Events ⬙ June - 2nd June - Bardic Summer school Bard Mythologies - 14th June - Dolores Speaker on Mari Kenney’s Celtic Wheel (Closed event) - 20th June - Dolores will be speaking at Sovereignty Convergence summer solstice gathering on the Hill of Tara -...

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Bealtaine 2020 Blog

Bealtaine 2020 Blog

Dear friends and soul companions There is a special resonance in the sound of 2020 and many predictions suggested that it would be a year of huge changes; no details or even hints of how this might happen were offered. Yet for...

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Samhain Blog 2018

Samhain Blog 2018

As we approach the time of Samhain, which is both the end and the beginning of the Celtic year, let us reflect on that period of time just passed that we call the Celtic Year. In many ways it was a strange year, especially in relation to the seasons and the...

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Summer Solstice Blog 2018

Summer Solstice Blog 2018

As we approach the Summer Solstice which happen on June 21st in the Northern   hemisphere let us give thanks for the wonderful light that shines so brightly even when the skies are grey.  As we marvel at these wonderfully long summer days and the...

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Bealtaine Blog 2018

Bealtaine Blog 2018

Innié á La Bealtaine    Tuesday May 1st traditionally considered La Bealtaine and the beginning of the summer season in Ireland. Samhain and Bealtaine are the two most important festivals within the Celtic year calendar, marking the...

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Samhain 2017 Blog

Samhain 2017 Blog

We have just moved past the full moon and last Sunday we celebrated the festival of Samhain with a powerful ritual here at An Cuige Ravensdale Dundalk.  This ritual celebration of the Samhain festival prepares us to enter more fully into the energy of this...

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Bealtaine Blog 2017

Bealtaine Blog 2017

May-time in Ireland is a truly magnificent event in time. The natural world bursts forth from its period of hibernation and inner growth.  Everywhere the fertility and fecundity of the earth is visible and the sense of aliveness throughout the country-side is...

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Spring Equinox Blog 2017

Spring Equinox Blog 2017

We have just passed through the Spring Equinox.  Now it seems certain that Spring has arrived and that the new life, which emerged from the darkness of winter at Imbolc (Feb 1st), will continue to grow unfold and blossom into full potential as the year unfolds...

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Winter Solstice Blog

Winter Solstice Blog

Yesterday on Dec 22nd I made my annual pilgrimage to Newgrange (Bru an Boinne) to witness and celebrate the Winter Solstice 2016 with those gathered there.  This year’s pilgrimage was very special for me because it was the 30th anniversary of my first...

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Samhain Blog 2016

Samhain Blog 2016

Samhain came swiftly in Ireland this year. It followed a few weeks of warm sunny autumnal weather which created a stunning array of burnt orange and golden yellow foliage and that sense of mellow fruitfulness  and completion.  Then suddenly it was...

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Summer Blog 2015

Summer Blog 2015

Breathing in the May blossom penetrates my soul   Breathing out my breath is fragrant with sunshine and hope.  Leonie Baldwin It is almost the end of May and the Hawthorn trees (also known in Ireland as the May) are finally coming into blossom.  A sure...

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