This year we will celebrate Brigid, daughter of Dagda on Saturday 28th of January. We host an open and free ceremony for Imbolg at 1:30pm followed by our traditional Brigid's Cross making afternoon. Special designs such as three legged and spinning weave will be demonstrated and taught by Ard Druí Red John.
The ceremony and workshop will be held in the comfort of the Hemp Hall. Places are limited so forward booking is important to secure your place - contact us at email@example.com Some people are unsure about variations on the 4 legged version so we took some pictures in the Armagh Museum and the Ballina Festival to show the wide variations that exist.
The crosses above with the blue background are on a display board seen at the Ballina Salmon Festival - they are copies of the Brigid's Crosses on display at the National Museum for Country Living in Co Mayo. The crosses below (cream background) are on show in the Armagh Museum in Co Armagh, Ireland.
The white table cloth below shows what we made here at the Celtic Druid Temple last year.
Attending our ceremony for Imbolg at 1:30pm followed by our traditional Brigid's Cross making afternoon is open and free of charge - but as places are limited = you must make prior contact at firstname.lastname@example.org
From Tlachtga to Tara to Sliabh na Callai and Rath Croghan. A new fire for the New Year. Happy New Year.
Sunday 16th October- 8pm - Tara Co. Meath, Open to all
Temple Crom Co. Roscommon, Open to all
Denver, Colorado, USA - Invite only
Vienna, Austria - Invite only
Solar Samhain 2nd November - Noon- Temple Crom, co. Roscommon -Members only
Lunar Samhain Celtic New Year- 30th and 31st October - Triple Ceremony - Tlachtga, Tara and Sliabh na Cailliagh - Invitation Only
At 8pm on May 21st we'll be celebrating the full moon both here in Temple Crom and on Tara. We celebrate every moonth, so if you can't make this one, maybe we'll see you at another. Also if you live too far away we always have a healing circle where we send some energy out, so just email me your name and we'll send some light your way during the ceremony.
ps. if your considering becoming a member check out our membership options here
Thursday March 17th - Spring Equinox Ceremony 12pm at Temple Crom
Saturday 19th March Mindfulness in Nature Afternoon 2pm-5pm At Temple Crom
Wednesday March 23rd Full Moon Ceremony 8pm at Temple Crom and at Tara
Any questions or if you'd like to book your place simply send me an email using this link here
An open day at the Temple is a time for just having a look and maybe asking a few questions, it's a chance to chill out with us for a couple of hours.
After the Power House, we move on to the Fort, this is a large enclosure which during the Summer months hosts our Medieval Camp, we'll tell you all about it on the day!
On to the Native forest, approx 9,000 Native trees were planted in Jan 2014. Here you'll see lots of young trees with maybe some quartz egg rocks at their base, this where the local school have visited and each child picked a stone and placed it at a tree, they come back every year to check on it's growth.
We finish the tour in the Round House. This is our Temple, built by volunteer labour and materials. It seats about thirty and currently has one little wren nesting in the last years swallows nest.
In the Round House we'll give you a brief introduction to Celtic Spirituality and how we live our every day lives Spiritually focused. We'll also tell you a bit about the different ceremonies that we facilitate both in the Temple and all around the country.
Hopefully you'll have enjoyed the talk, the walk in Nature, the relaxed space that we hold and you never know you might just visit us again. See you soon......
Open Days: Sat 7th May, Sat 9th July and Sat 1st Oct. These days are free and open to all, membership is not required. Open at 3pm, guided tour at 3.30pm--- all welcome (no pets please.....this is in respect for the animals already living here)
Email us to book your place.
We need your help.
The 'no chemical' method means we simply hold the top of the tree and fold weeds away from the young trees by the careful use of the boot, giving breathing space for the young tree spirit to grow. It's quite a relaxing and enjoyable process, you develop a rhythm working your way through the young forest spiraling around the trees as you help to give them the space they need to grow. If you can't join us but still want to help us with this project you can use the donate button at the end of this blog to help in a different and much need way. Your donations will buy stakes for trees, protective gloves for volunteers and other items that make the job safer and easier for all (including the trees :)
However, if you prefer to stay over night and then lend a hand on the tree farm we will give you a bed, b/fast, lunch and dinner and a contribution of E10 per person per day is appreciated. No one will be asked to do any work that they are not able for or uncomfortable with - you are expected to enjoy working at the Temple! More FAQ on volunteering with us here
Saturday January 30th. Noon-5pm
Free- Members Only Event
Celtic Druid Temple, Roscommon
We will have ceremony at noon in the Round House, then we will retire to the main Hemp Hall and make our new Brigid's crosses from rushes collected on our land.
This is a family friendly event.
Not a member already.....you can join on the day or subscribe here
Imbolg means “in the bag” but is understood as “in the belly” and refers to the coming of milk and the sheep carrying lambs. It is also the availability of lamb meat during the cold season. Many celebrate Imbolg today without awareness to its significance in the past because they are disconnected. Today, our refrigerators protect us and a multitude of shops are open 24/7... But just imagine that there are no shops and its windy, dark, wet and cold and the only foods you have are the seeds for the next years crop / harvest and all the time you know that there are a multitude of young lambs “in the belly” and the importance of this cross-quarter day become real.
Imbolg is also called Imbolc, Oimelc, Candlemas, Feast of Lights, Groundhog Day (in USA) and Brigit's Day and this is so because the original connection to the daughter of the Dagda (Bríd) was displaced by succeeding religions that today honour St Brigid.
Niamh and Con are founding members of Celtic Druid Temple and walk the path of Celtic Druids in Roscommon, Eire.