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How Bealtaine marks the start of summer in Ireland
According to the Irish calendar, summer begins on May 1st and ends on July 31st. This relates specifically to the ancient Celtic Festivals of old when the first of May began with the Irish celebration of Bealtaine, which officially heralded the beginning of summertime. For our ancestors, this early summer season initiated the release of the...

‚ÄčThe Celtic Tree of Life and Symbolism - Crann Na Beatha

It’s not readily known but Ireland used to be densely covered in trees. Trees were an incredibly important aspect of nature and life to the ancient Celts. It’s thought that when a tribe cleared a piece of land for settlement, they would leave a great tree in the middle known as the Crann Na Beatha which means…..


Scientists Say That Travelling Makes Us Much Happier Than Any Material Wealth.
Thomas Gilovich has revealed that people experience...

Celtic Bodhrán Drum & Drumming
The bodhrán is a traditional goatskin Irish drum and is one of Ireland's oldest traditional musical instruments that is stated to pre-date Christianity. But how much do we really know about this distinctive Irish drum?....

Archangel Michael’s Apollo-Athena Leyline call to Greek Island leyline by Maria O'Farrell Carr
In 2013, Archangel Micheal asked me to also bring a group of like-minded people to a Ireland. Now in 2019 he is calling a group to the Sacred Island in Grece which is also on Michael’s Apollo-Athena Leyline. Michael showed me that he wants us to gather in circle at....

Irish Guide to the Megalithic Wedge Tombs 
The last phase of megalithic tomb building in Ireland is represented by Wedge Tombs. These are the most common type of megalithic ‘tomb’ found in Ireland with more than 500 known examples, mainly from the… Read more 

Celtic Wheel By Maria O'Farrell Carr
Ireland is called in honour of Éiru, one of the three Tuatha de Danann princesses. The number three and our Celtic wheel is part of Ireland culture. In Eiru we have a Celtic Seasons wheel. Often called the ‘Wheel of the Sun’  or 'Celtic Wheel' this goes back through time immemorial and is often seen carved into our stones within the sacred sites.  
 
There are over 250 stone circles scattered across Ireland, often located in spectacularly beautiful locations. There are indications that stone circles have their origin in the Neolithic (c. 4000-2400 BC) though they are primarily a Bronze Age ritual monument (c. 2400-500 BC). Most Irish circles are believed to have been… Read more 

Tir na nOg (or ‘land of the young’) is an otherworldly realm in Irish mythology whose inhabitants are gifted with everlasting youth, beauty, health and happiness. It was said to be the home of the Tuath De Dannan, the ancient gods, as well as the fairies, and forbidden from mortal humans. The only way a mortal man or woman could enter the land was by… Read more

According to the Lebor Gabála Érenn (The Book of Invasions), the first people to settle in Ireland were led by a woman named Cessair. The granddaughter of the biblical character Noah, it is said Cessair, her followers and her father Bith were denied admission to the Ark. Cessair then made an… Read more

Here we are, we have arrived at the longest day and the shortest night of the year. The Goddess is now full and pregnant with Child, and the Sun God is at the height of His virility. This is the peak of the Solar year and the Sun is at the height of its life-giving power. The Earth is awash with fertility and fulfillment and this is a time of joy and celebration, of expansiveness and the celebration of achievements. Yet within this climax is the whisper and promise of… Read more

Who were the Druids? Today the word conjures thoughts of magic, wizardry and spiritualism, but in ancient times the definition of Druid was much broader. During the Iron Age, the Druids made up the higher-educated tier of Celtic society, including poets, doctors and spiritual leaders. The legacy of this last group is the most enduring and the most mysterious. The earliest evidence of the Druid spiritual tradition is from 25,000 years ago and is found in… Read more
There is the Celtic Goddess Bridget and the Saint Bridget which some believe to be the same. Saint Bridget was born on February 1st 450 and died on February 1st 525. In every home in Ireland you will find a St. Bridget's cross hung by the door… Read more

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