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Fáilte Deirifiúracha,

To a three day retreat for women of sacred ceremony, nature connection and the Irish language.

On this retreat we sweat our prayers into the ground, journey with our native plant allies, hawthorn and mugwort, bless the waters, honor the fire, give voice to the poetry within, pray to our ancestors, meditate with the hazel wood, forage our food, stretch our worthy bodies and sing our cells awake.

Agus Foghlaim faoi na luibheanna leigheas, an bia fiáin is saibhreas ár dteanga dúchas.

We will learn about our native plant medicines mugwort and hawthorn and the great food of an island nation; seaweed.

This is a bilingual retreat for those who wise to reclaim and heal the rupture with our beloved Gaeilge. The focus of this retreat will be the ceremony and Irish will not be as prominent as our usual offerings; therefore it will suit beginners.


This year astronomical Samhain falls on Sunday 7th of November and on this day we will hold a sweat lodge together.  Weaving what we have learned from the other idigenous traditions and our own Celtic Christian Pagan Past.

Places are limited to 15 women.



Cost for three nights camping is €300 Early Bird (deposit paid before Oct 21st) and €350 thereafter

Deposit of €150 secures your place with the remainder paid on arrival in the Burren

(Concessions available for the unwaged, please contact us if the cost is prohibitive for you)

Contact Aoife through the button below for Revolut link or bank transfer details.

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Beannacht ar an Uisce: Each woman will bring water from her own chosen place to bless.

Searmanas Tine: Led by Aoife de Dannan who has been holding fire ceremonies for the past five years.

Luibheanna Leigheas: An Lus Liaith agus an Sceach Geal: Reviving our native plant medicines we will dream with Mugwort and let the Hawthorn open your heart.

Tochailt Focail le Filíocht leis an file Siobhán. Dig into the foclóir like an oracle deck nochteoimid rúndiamhair an teanga and discover the file within.

Dord Diaga: Sacred Chants as Gaeilge

Sealghaireacht Feamainne: Seaweed Foraging at Ballyrian; the spectacular Burren coastline is where we will learn about and harvest this year-round crop.

Láithreachas sa Coill: Presence in the Hazel wood

Yoga Nidra le Folchadán Fuaime: A sound bath and nidra Friday to arrive in the place, in the body and in the circle.

Tig Allais: A Sweatlodge In the tradition of Celtic Spirituality, as Gaeilge, we give our voices in prayer for all of Creation.

Suíomh Naofa: Offerings at the sacred site of Poll na Brón.

Ceol: Between us there's a tin Whistle, guitar, diddle, drum and a port-ó-béal, craic is almost guaranteed.

Bia Orgánach Folláin Fiáin: Wholesome, wild, mostly organic and locally sourced nourishment

Ioga: Morning Movement for the much maligned corp

More details to follow...

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