Celtic Ways is now inviting bookings for our Imbolc 2008 tour.
This is a pilgrimage, reverence and celebration of the coming Spring, Bhride, Brigid and Brigit.
Imbolc 2008 is a 7 night, 8 day, itinerary full of beautiful scenery, wonderful company, fun activities along with the healing, protection and connection with Brighid.
This itinerary information will be expanded as soon as possible
here is the core of the itinerary ..
Monday January 29th
St. Brigid’s Well & Shrine, Faughart, Co. Louth
A welcoming ritual and celebration of the group.
Holy well and shrine where Brigid of Kildare was born.
Tuesday January 30th
Solas Bhride, Kildare
Pilgrimage to the home of St. Brigid
Starting with some time with the Brigidine sisters of Kildare, and then a pilgrimage tour of Brigid’s hearth, wells, cathedral and other sites of Kildare.
Wednesday, January 31st
Brigit’s Garden, Co. Galway
Brigit’s Day Eve
An evening of ritual, music and Brigit’s Cross making within the round house and gardens of Brigit’s Garden
Thursday, February 1st
Carrowkeel Cairns & Keash Caves
Connections to nature and Morrigan, mother of Bhride.
Spend the morning enjoying quiet time and solace within the chambers of the passage cairns of Carrowkeel as well as be exhilarated by the exceptional views. followed by the afternoon within the Keash Caves, where mythology tells us that the goddess Bhride was born, here within the earth womb of Morrigan.
Friday, February 2nd
Shannon Pot, source of Shannon & Brigid’s Well, Oughterard, Co. Leitrim
Within Co. Cavan, the source of the River Shannon, that flows through Ireland, once said to be the fertility of Ireland, is a beautiful place to visit. During the afternoon we visit another Brigid well in Co. Leitrim. Close to this are a number of wonderful sites of sacred linked stories that we may also visit too.
Saturday, February 3rd
Morning at the coast, Co. Sligo and time out in Sligo town.
This day is truly your choice. Most of our visitors ask for “time out” on our beautiful coast or in one of our towns, or you could enjoy some of each. The weather of this day will surely inspire your choices.
Sunday February 4th
Imbolc at Tintean Clairseach, Setting the Path for the Labyrinth
Tintean Clairseach, home and hearth of the harps, is to be our ‘centre’ for our tours that will also include a small theatre. In addition we are building a garden Labyrinth.
Our cottage restoration is still under construction and should be ready for May 2008, but we wish and hope to capture the alignment of the Imbolc sunrise, the midpoint between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox, as this will set the pathway into the labyrinth we are to construct.
Those present will be invited to help us set additional alignments from this path that will help us to create the labyrinth. This will simply mean being present in a pattern that will form the eventual labyrinth. Your positioning, for a while, should prove to be quite a moving ritual more than being a task of service.
Of course, there will be the additions of small festivities and music to go along with this.
Monday February 5th
So, here is the package …..
8 days transport driver and guide
7 nights dinner, bed and breakfast
cover and admission charges to events and workshops
€1000 ($US 1450) per person sharing
$150 ($US 220) single person supplement
airfares and travel insurance not included
To inquire and book
First, let us know your interest,
I will write back with more information
Once you are satisfied with your deal
€100 or $150, your currency, deposit to book
remainder of payment paid to us by Tuesday January 15th
either by credit card through PayPal
or electronic bank transfer,
full instructions given after you first inquire.