Ostara Newsletter

<!doctype html> *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|*   Fáilte and welcome to Ostara and the Spring Equinox, a solar festival celebrating the time when the day and night are of equal length and announcing the warmer half of the year in the northern hemisphere. It is not known whether there was a name for this festival within Celtic culture […]

Yule Newsletter

*|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* Welcome to the Winter Solstice and the season of Yule. This year the longest night of the year or Winter Solstice fell on December 21st. The Winter Solstice or shortest day of the year draws our attention to the stars, the place where modern Science and Pagan traditions meet, and the place where we Celts and […]

Mabon Newsletter

<!doctype html> *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|*   Blessed Mabon or Autumn Equinox to you all. Once again day and night are of equal length as we celebrate this quarter festival. The harvest goes on, often racing against the weather. Plants begin to lay down their own seeds in the fertile soil ready for the growing season when the wheel […]

Samhain Newsletter

<!doctype html> *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|*   Welcome to Samhain, the ancient Celtic festival welcoming the dark half of the year, and the beginning of the Celtic new year. The word itself translates as ‘summer’s end’ and it is the time when we turn to face the darkness. In Irish tradition, it is a time when the dead are […]

Lúnasa Newsletter

Lúnasa Newsletter

<!doctype html> *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|*   Welcome to Lúnasa which translates as the ‘Assembly of Lugh’ and is a Celtic festival which signifies the beginning of the harvest season. Can you begin to see the results of your planting and cultivating, and can you too bring a harvest in from your work? For this update we have […]

Litha Newsletter

Litha Blog

<!doctype html> *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|*   Welcome to what we Celts call the Summer Solstice or the season of Litha, as we celebrate the longest day and shortest night of the year. Yes it’s Summertime and we are beginning to gather again! So get up and dance, drink and toast to our home the Earth, our Ancestors and the […]

Ostara Newsletter

Ostara Newsletter

<!doctype html> *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|*   March 20th marked the Spring or Vernal Equinox and the start of the season of Ostara.  On this day, the Sun stands directly over Earth’s equator marking the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. It is not known whether there was a name for this festival within Celtic culture but it is […]

Bealtaine Newsletter

Bealtaine Newsletter

<!doctype html> *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|*   Blessings of Beltane or as we say in Ireland Lá Bealtaine to you and yours! We hope you’re having a wonderful May and by Litha or Summer Solstice the Corona restrictions will be lifted and we’re hoping we can start to live our lives again and enjoy the summer season in […]

Imbolc Newsletter

Imbolc

<!doctype html> *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|*   February 1st marked Saint Brigids Day and the start of the season of Imbolc. Brigid, daughter of the Dagda, Goddess of Poets, Healers, Smiths and Midwives, is a well-known and loved patron Saint of Ireland. Imbolc, her feast festival on February first (Candlemass), celebrates the beginning of Spring, and the birthing of the […]

IMBOLC NEWSLETTER

Imbolc

<!doctype html> *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|*   Blessings of Imbolc to you and yours. Imbolc is a Gaelic traditional festival marking the beginning of spring. Most commonly it is held on 1 February, or about halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. Historically, it was widely observed throughout Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man. It […]