My plan was to do some outdoor work in the fine weather, the colours just kept distracting me! So I put down the shovel and exchanged it for my camera!
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
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.
Can you lend a hand on our tree farm next Saturday? We are looking for 4 volunteers to help us planting trees, rescuing trees and re-potting trees. We have out door and indoor work so we can make progress despite heavy weather. Volunteering with us is open to all subscribed members Membership Subscription here. We will feed our Volunteers with the best local organic food and holy water and provide accommodation in our 4 bed dormitory for each night and in our medieval tent village during the warm season. If you join us just for one day start at 10am and end around 5pm we will give you a full midday meal - there is no contribution required. 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!
To join us as a Volunteer for the above afternoons, days or weekends - simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and write Volunteer in the subject box and give all your details in the main body of the email. Please give us your name, age, any relevant experience, preferred weekend and of course your contact details - phone, email etc. As we have other obligations we are not open to casual visitors and ask for this to be respected.
Volunteering opportunities are available to subscribed members only aged 18 years and older. All our planned activities may change without notice due to weather.
We're looking for willing and enthusiastic helpers from September 17th -21st. If your looking for some fresh air, clean living, organic food and good honest outdoor work then this volunteer call maybe for you. We have a huge amount of space here and rely heavily on volunteers to help us maintain the Temple, the herb garden, the medieval fort, the list goes on. We are so lucky and privileged to live here. Spending some time here may help you gain a holistic understanding and connection to the land, sea and sky through sharing the Celtic Druid appreciation of Nature. You'll get an introduction to permaculture principals, experience off grid electricity generation, natural reed bed sewage treatment systems, forest gardening principals and techniques.
More details here
I've been looking for recipes and ideas for what to do with this harvest. My shelf in the kitchen is ladened with fermentation experiments! I'm really taken with Hawthorn at the moment. It's an amazing tree. It is a medicine and tonic for the heart (google it!).
Here's a hawthorn berry heart tonic recipie: 2 cups of boiling water on 3 tablespoons of freshly picked berries, cover and let stand over night till noon the next day in a warm place, then strain. 1 cup taken with meals at least twice a day. Enjoy!
Niamh and Con are founding members of Celtic Druid Temple and walk the path of Celtic Druids in Roscommon, Eire.