Ard Druí (arch druid)
This is the practitioner level where a Druí Fasach is trained to offer Services including Rites of Passage and Prison and Hospital visits etc for the Pagan Community. As an Ard Druí you will have our support to host a Doire (Grove) and facilitate public Sun and Full Moon Ceremonies and Moots. Your special skills gathered on your Path will also be shared in an online listing with Ireland's Druidschool if you wish it. We will make referrals to all listed Ard Druí from interested people within your area.
Ard Druí weekend courses
To become an Ard Druí you must first successfully complete all the training of a Druí Dalta and a Druí Fasach. To attain the level of Ard Druí you are required to successfully complete the following two weekend workshops.
Ard Druí Weekend One - Public and Private Ceremonies
The Ard Druí will watch and see Natural Time reflected in the Sun, Moon and Stars in the Realm of Sky and in all natural growth on Earth. She or he will train in holding public sacred ceremony for 1) the Full and Dark Moons and 2) for the Eightfolds of the Sun’s year at Sacred Sites. This training includes the liturgy for all public Sun and Moon Ceremonies. You will co-host both Sun and Moon ceremonys in Ireland supported and accompanied by your teacher. As Ard Druí you are encouraged to invite others to join you in a regular Moot. The Ard Druí will also train in offering ‘Rites of Passage’ including the liturgy for 1) Welcoming and Naming, 2) Handfasting, 3) Last Rites ceremonies. You will assist / facilitate at a Rite of Passage in Ireland supported and accompanied by your teacher.
Ard Druí weekend Two - Life Path Guidance
As an Ard Druí you have responsibilities to those who seek to find and walk the Celtic Path. Your personal connection to your own Path empowers you to provide assistance by bringing Light into the darkness that sometimes surrounds others. Your intention is to work on core issues seeking to help others harmonise or re-balance the cause of difficult life path situations. This training prepares you for visits to Prison, Schools and Hospitals and to act as mediator in heated or stressful situations. You are not put under obligation to do any of this community work but it is our intention to train you in the skills so that you can 'do it' if and when required - Spirit will call you when you are ready for this work.
On completion of this level the you will receive the title Ard Druí at an Initiation Ceremony here at the Temple.