Samhain is the
start of the old Celtic year. Its meaning is literally "summers end".
As one of the four cross quarter festivals, it is a seasonally celebrated
one, not fixed in the way the solar festivals are. And as a result of
this seasonal observance, would have been celebrated when the first frost
It marks the end of the samos half of the year, the bright half, and heralds
in the giamos half. It was the most important of the eight festivals celebrated
annually by the Celts, marking the beginning of a whole new cycle.
NAME OF FESTIVAL: "INTO
ELEMENT: WATER OF EARTH
DIRECTION: NORTH WEST
GOD: DONN, GOD OF THE UNDERWORLD
GODDESS: CAILLEACH/THE CRONE /THE APPLE LADY
OGHAM: BEITH/ BIRCH
MYTH: NERA'S ADVENTURES AT CRUACHAN
THEME: HOSPITALITY FOR THE SLUAIDH NA MARBH / RENEWAL / DISSOLUTION/SACRIFICE
CORE SHAMANIC PRACTICE
REFLECTION & JOURNEY ON YEAR PAST.
We will be gathering together
at "Bruideann na re Lan" for the day long workshop, ending the
night with a bonfire and fire ceremony.
All of the festivals are held the weekend closest to their calendrical
date. Exact dates will be given closer to the festival.
COST; 80 euro. Quality vegetarian lunch included.
11.00 a.m, -------------- 7.oo p.m