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Celebrations - Themes and Venues

Themes & Venues from 2007 to present.

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Autumn Equinox is the last meeting of Tara Celebrations annual cycle - Samhain the conceiving of each new turn of the wheel. Prior to 2007 there were gatherings but we only have private records of those.

Samhain

2018 - Déjà vu Anyone? - Athboy (Hill of Ward), Tara, Bective (Meditation night)
2017 - Chain Reaction - Tara
2016 - Good Spirits - Yew Cloister, Gormanston
2015 - Clearing a Path for the Wisdom of the Ancestors - Loughcrew
2014 - Samhain - Rath Lugh
2013 - Beannachtai na Samhaina diobh - Dowth
2012 - Headstones - Old Mellifont Abbey, Louth
2011 - Embracing the Torquoise Self – Fourknocks
2010 - Journey towards the Sovereign Self - Tara
2009 - Samhain at Dowth - Dowth
2008 - Spontaneous New Beginning - Tara
2007 - Samhain is the Death of the Old – Tara

Winter Solstice

2018 - Goodbye Darkness, Hello Light - Dowth
2017 - Phoenix from the Cauldron, invoking the Energies of Rebirth- Tara
2016 - You Light up my Life - Fourknocks
2015 - Without Darkness there can be no Light - Newgrange
2014 - Walking the White Winter Path of Wonder - Seomra Tara (no longer open to the public)
2013 - Rebirth of the Sun God from the Goddess - Hill of Tara Healing Centre (no longer open to the public)
2012 - Welcoming Light - Ardbraccan
2011 - Quietly Observant – Dowth, Newgrange, Curley Hole
2010 - Snowflakes – Own homes / Newgrange
2009 - Rebirth of Light and Hope – Own homes / Newgrange
2008 - Yule Celebrations – Tara
2007 - Ceremony of Light – Tara

Imbolc

2019 - Community - Bective Mill
2018 - Healing on Many Levels - Brigid's Well, Faughart
2017 - St. Brigid's Mantle - Brigid's Well, Faughart
2016 - Rise and Shine - Tara
2015 - Planting the Seeds of Our Dreams with Danu - Bective
2014 - Welcoming Spring & Returning Light - Tara
2013 - Healing Renewal Protection - Tara & Kildare
2012 - Triplicity: Comedy, Community and Creativity - Ravensdale Forest, Louth
2011 - Moving out of the Shadow into the Light - Tower of Lloyd Kells
2010 - Uncertainty - Fourknocks
2009 - Brigid - Fourknocks
2008 - Stirring the Fire - Tara
2007 - Brigid's Cross – Tara

Spring Equinox

2019 - Emergence - Bective Mill
2018 - Sunny Side Up - Fourknocks
2017 - Balance, Equality & Tolerance - Clogherhead
2016 - Spring Equinox - Fourknocks
2015 - Goodbye Darkness my old Friend, until we meet again - Dowth & Bective
2014 - Flourish and Blossom - Loch Ramor
2013 - Everyone is doing a Brand New Dance Now - Tara
2012 - Nothing is as it Seems - Tara
2011 - Gates of Revelation - Tara
2010 - Reformation & Rebirth - Ardmulchan
2009 - In Balance with Nature - Mullaghmeen Forest
2008 - Balance - Tara
2007 - Vernal Equinox – Tara

Bealtaine

2018 - Blessings on Bealtaine - Lake Derravaragh
2017 - Bealtaine - Tara
2016 - Nurturing Abundance - St. Ciaran's Well
2015 - May Day - Fourknocks
2014 - Peace, Light and Love - Dublin
2013 - Where there's a Well there's a Way - St. Johns Well, Warrenstown (no longer open to the public)
2012 - The Summer Phase - Bective Abbey
2012 - 8 Sundays at the Well - Tara
2011 - Wild Wooing in the Woods - Tara
2010 - Inspired by Symbol & Poetry - Tara
2009 - Money to Burn - Tara
2008 - Arrival of Uisneach Fire - Tara
2007 – Tara

Summer Solstice

2018 - Celebrate the Sun with a Song in your Heart - Akahista, West Cork
2017 - Let the Sun Shine In - Tara
2016 - Create with Love your Journey through Life & Gratitude to Mother Earth - Bective & Tara
2015 - The Wisdom of the Sunflower - Tara
2014 - Bountiful and Gratitude – Tara
2013 - The Place you can't get to - wherever you are
2012 - Journey of the Golden Triangle – An Tobar, Tara, Navan
2011 - Cultivating Peace - Tara
2010 - Listening to the Soul of Summer – St. John's Well, Warrenstown (no longer open to the public)
2009 - Spontaneous - Tara
2008 - Abundance and Shadow - Tara
2007 - The Harp & Fairy Treasures - Tara
2005 - Tara Festival

Lughnasadh

2018 - The Higher Ground - Loughanleagh, Cavan
2017 - An Meitheal - Allotment garden, Fingal
2016 - A Liminal Transition - Burren, Clare
2015 - A Time of Celebration - Teltown
2014 - Long Road Home - Tara
2013 - Tar isteach agus lig do scith - Come on in and Rest Yourself - Fourknocks
2012 - Gratitude to Earth & Spirit - St. Gobnait's Well, Cork
2012 - Uisce beatha, Water of Life - Ciaran's Well, Meath
2011 - Beannachtai Lughnasadh - Teltown
2010 - Pattern, Pilgrimage & Pleasure Triskele - Port Beach
2009 - Pattern, Pilgrimage & Pleasure Labyrinth - Port Beach
2008 - Healing Conflict - Tara
2007 - Name your Talent – Tara

Autumn Equinox

2018 -Heart and Soul : We are One - Labyrinth, An Tobar
2017 - Back to Our Roots - Bective
2016 - Underlying Balance of Harvest Thanksgiving - Tara
2015 - Sun, Moon and Me - Seomra Tara
2014 - Deireih Fhomair - Fourknocks
2013 - Review & 'way forward' - Tara
2012 - Colin's Journey, Chrysalis Phase - Dowth
2011 - Winding Down, End of the Journey - Mornington Beach
2010 - Endings & Rememberings - Dowth
2009 - Thanks to Mother - Tara
2008 - Harvest Thanksgiving - Tara
2007 - Autumn Equinox - Tara

Examples of the Symbols that have invoked these themes:

Embracing the Torquoise Self

Quietly Observant

Healing Renewal Protection

Harvest Thanksgiving

The Journey of the Golden Triangle