web analytics

Events

June 2017
M T W T F S S
« May    
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930  

 

  • 120673Total reads:
  • 172Reads today:
  • 4383Reads per month:
  • 84882Total visitors:
  • 151Visitors today:
  • 3530Visitors per month:
  • 141Visitors per day:
  • 1Visitors currently online:
  • May 30, 2015Counter starts on:

Brigidsway Pilgrimage June 28TH—July 6th 2014

[ A+ ] /[ A- ]

Calling walkers, lovers of nature and spiritual seekers!

This walking pilgrimage, an Irish version of the famous Camino de Santiago, begins at Brigid’s Well and Shrine in Faughart near Dundalk Co. Louth on Saturday 28th June. The pilgrimage will wind its way through quiet rural landscapes .Pilgrims will visit sites of spiritual significance, including Knockbridge, Hill of Slane and Hill of Tara and experience the magical landscapes of Donaghdee Forest and the Grand Canal en-route to Brigid’s monastic city in Kildare, arriving there on Sunday 6th July.

This unique co-curated pilgrimage offers participants an opportunity to
* Walk for 9 consecutive days through beautiful Irish countryside.
* Visit many sacred places in Ireland.
* Take part in scheduled and spontaneous ceremonies.
*Learn about the ancient traditions of Ireland in the company of like-minded people.
*Uncover layers of stories within ourselves and within the land of Ireland.
*Allow time and space to drop down into the deeper part of ourselves.
Each day we will walk 10 to 12 miles at a leisurely pace.
A support car will travel with the pilgrimage at all times

Karen Ward, RTE’s ‘Health Squad’ and BBC’s ‘Last Resort’ and Dolores Whelan, Celtic spiritual teacher and author of ‘Ever Ancient, Ever New: Celtic Spirituality in the 21st century’ know that there’s no such thing as coincidence. . On St Brigid’s Day of Imbolc in Feb 2012 Karen and Dolores heard Anthony Murphy (co-author of Island of the setting Sun) speak about the position of stars in the Cygnus Constellation and a corresponding alignment that runs through some primary sacred places in Ireland , connecting Faughart in Co Louth with Kildare. As they listened it seemed that Brigids pilgrim path, which linked these two prominent places of Brigid devotion in Ireland, might be unfolding before their eyes!

Having facilitated pilgrimages to sacred places in Ireland, Scotland and Peru for many years, Dolores and Karen had a strong desire to revive the ancient art of pilgrimage walking, once a central spiritual practise in Ireland. They believed that this practise can facilitate people to step out of their ordinary lives and make contact with their inner world find insight and wisdom there Karen Ward, RTE’s ‘Health Squad’ and BBC’s ‘Last Resort’ and Dolores Whelan, Celtic spiritual teacher and author of ‘Ever Ancient, Ever New: Celtic Spirituality in the 21st century’ know that there’s no such thing as coincidence. .

On St Brigid’s Day of Imbolc in Feb 2012 Karen and Dolores heard Anthony Murphy (co-author of Island of the setting Sun) speak about the position of stars in the Cygnus Constellation and a corresponding alignment that runs through some primary sacred places in Ireland , connecting Faughart in Co Louth with Kildare. As they listened it seemed that Brigids pilgrim path, which linked these two prominent places of Brigid devotion in Ireland, might be unfolding before their eyes!
Having facilitated pilgrimages to sacred places in Ireland, Scotland and Peru for many years, Dolores and Karen had a strong desire to revive the ancient art of pilgrimage walking, once a central spiritual practise in Ireland. They believed that this practise can facilitate people to step out of their ordinary lives and make contact with their inner world find insight and wisdom there