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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...