Our courses will guide you to know, enjoy and express your own personal connection to the Sacred Knowledge and Indigenous Spiritual Traditions of a distinctly Irish Celtic Druid Path. In 2017 we offer this one introductory weekend course from the 2nd to the 5th of June inclusive when we will guide you to make your own personal connection to your own Path. Begin your Pathwork with us by becoming a member and receive access to our members only section of this website. You can read feedback from previous student druids by clicking here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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.
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Monday 20th July-Thursday 28th July
Lughnasa Volunteering - Woodland Meitheal @ E10 per day/night.
Start 9am Monday 20 July - Thursday 28 July.
Includes all organic food, bed in dormitory for the first 4 bookings, all others will be camping or using nearby B+B (b+b at own cost)
Friday July 31st-August 2nd
Celtic Camp-Lughnasa Games @E90pp for 3 day/nights (discounts for children with guardians, please inquire)
Friday 31July - start 10am - spear, axe and dagger throwing training at a wood target in the morning and competition in the afternoon. Full Moon Ceremony 8pm
Saturday 1 Aug - start 10am - instinctive / traditional 3D field archery training in the morning and competition in the afternoon. (Up to 6 recurve bows available, 3 arrows per archer require deposit of an extra E24 refundable on return, if all 3 arrows are returned...)
On Saturday evening we will have a log fire in the middle of the camp - there will be magical story telling session with tales of Dragons and Spell breaking.
Sunday 2 Aug - start 10am - theatrical sword and dagger skills training in the morning and practice photos and maybe even filming in the afternoon...-finish 5pm
Full Details and how to book
Throughout the year we hold three weekend workshops and three 4 day workshops. These are open to members only. The focus of the weekend course is to introduce you to the three realms and the four day course is an extension of each realm where we take you deeper into the experience.
The three Realms are outside of us; the realm of sky above us, the realm of sea below us and the realm of land all around us. We interact with these realms on a daily basis, each realm interacts with the other but has it's own unique qualities and wisdom available to us when we consciously connect.
These realms are mirrored inside of us too. In the April weekend workshop we focus on the realm of Sky, all that is above us. We take a good look at the skies during this weekend, lots of cloud watching and star gazing. We take a look at our own sky realm, inside of us- our own wisdom and how we interact with the rest of the world.
During each weekend workshop we present an understanding on the principals of True Time, this is the cycle of the sun, the moon, the stars and the planets we look at the 8 solar ceremonies and how they connect with solar and stellar events. We also explore Celtic mythology and how the stories are mirrored in the sky above us. On the Saturday evening we guide you in a deep dreaming, this is a visualization that takes place in our lovely warm Hemp Hall with underfloor heating. This visualization will bring you to meet the ancestors and you will bring back a personal message to guide you on your path.
We will demonstrate and teach a series of simple energy exercises, gentle movements coordinated with the breath and some simple Irish words. These exercises help us to focus on our connections with the natural world around us.
Celebrate the Spring Equinox with us here on our 16 acre West of Ireland retreat, for a weekend of Celtic Spirituality and Learning.
This March 15th to 17th, join us at the Celtic Druid Temple where we will offer local and organic food and living holy water as your sustenance for a weekend of Celtic Spirituality.
This weekend is a basic introduction to the Celtic Druid Path focusing on the Realm of Sky and the Cauldron of Wisdom. In the Realm of Sky we can see the myths of our great heroes. In the Cauldron of Wisdom we see the results of our knowledge and experience can create the basis for higher Wisdom. We look to the cycles of True Time that our Ancestors looked at.
We will also be hosting our monthly full moon ceremony and moot on the Sunday night here in Temple Crom and on Monday we will watch the sunset behind Ireland's holy mountain from Rathra, a four ring ceremonial enclosure 60 miles away from the Reek.
More than that; at noon on Monday 17th we celebrate the middle of the equal day/night called the Equinox with a sacred fire ceremony and we take Crom out from inside his Temple and place him over the entrance gates.
We offer many weekends throughout the year, please find more information and booking options here at Realm of Sky.
The Full Moon ceremony 8pm on the 16th of March and the Spring Equinox ceremony at noon on the 17th of March are open and free for all to attend.
Celtic Druid Temple Courses through 2014
We have many courses available throughout the year. Please click here to discover more.
Weekend Courses: Becoming a Celtic Druid
This three weekend introductory course guides you to create the foundations and build the framework for living your life as a Druí. You'll hold the Sacred Knowledge and Indigenous Spiritual Traditions of a distinctly Celtic Path.
Week Long Courses: Wandmaker, Templebuilder, and Toolmaker
Awaken your Celtic Spirit as you immerse yourself and experience the Path, take part in ceremony and in classes on Wandmaker, Templebuilder and Toolmaker week long courses
Niamh and Con are founding members of Celtic Druid Temple and walk the path of Celtic Druids in Roscommon, Eire.