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Spring Blog 2015

Spring Blog 2015

It is a beautiful bright frosty morning in early March.  I have just returned from a walk up the mountain road beside my home in Ravensdale near Dundalk.  Over the past year, I had avoided walking this road because I thought it was too steep for my fitness...

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Easter and Bealtaine Blog

Easter and Bealtaine Blog

In the Celtic Christian tradition, Easter and Bealtaine celebrations were often similar. The festivals were closely linked in both linear time and spiritual and agricultural significance. As a child growing up in Ireland, Lent and Easter were very significant events....

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The Journey from Samhain to Winter solstice

The Journey from Samhain to Winter solstice

The period from Samhain (Nov 1st) until the Winter Solstice (Dec 21st ) is probably the most challenging time  of the year for  many people living in the Northern  hemisphere. Yet within the Celtic yearly calendar this time is hugely significant, in...

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Autumn and Harvest Time 2013

Autumn and Harvest Time 2013

Harvest Goddess, Mary McCabe angel.light.paintings@googlemail.com Autumn and harvest time is a joyful time where we can celebrate the fruits of our labour and our journey in time with the passing of the seasons of the earth as the earth yields its bounty.  This...

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Easter 2013

Easter 2013

Easter is a time of re-emergence, a time of joy and hope for what may emerge as the year unfolds. Easter is closely connected with the Spring Equinox, which in the northern hemisphere is around 21st March. It is Spring time and the earth is re-awakening after the...

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Samhain 2012

Samhain 2012

Welcome to the season of Samhain – the beginning of and the first season of the Celtic year. This year the actual New Year begins November 13th on the new moon. In Ireland most people  celebrate Samhain, especially its  association with the ancestors,...

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Lughnasadh 2012

Lughnasadh 2012

In Ireland summer ends officially around August 15th and yields to the season of Lughnasadh. The festival of Lughnasadh, which in ancient times lasted for two weeks, marks the beginning of this season. In earlier times in Ireland, Lughnasadh was a gathering time...

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Bealtaine 2012

Bealtaine 2012

... the sun meets the water at sunrise at Bealtaine Dear friends, Greetings.  Bealtaine has finally come to Ireland! Bealtaine, the second most important festival of the Celtic calendar after Samhain, marks the passing from the dark inwardly focused to...

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Imbolc 2012

Imbolc 2012

Already, we in Ireland can see a stretch in both the mornings and evenings, assuring us that the time of the greatest darkness of winter is over and that spring is already on its way. The ancient Celtic festival of Imbolc, in early February, marks the beginnings of...

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Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice

Welcome to this beautiful, challenging and special time of the year…This is the time, when in the northern hemisphere, darkness triumphs over light, night triumphs over day. This is a time of surrender into the darkness of the void, where all possibility resides...

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Blog for website Samhain 2011

Blog for website Samhain 2011

My name is Dolores Whelan and I want to welcome you to my first ever blog.  This feels like an exciting new adventure for me one I hope that you will also enjoy. Welcome to the Celtic New Year which begins with the Season of Samhain. The festival of Samhain which...

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