Next Celebration -Samhain 2021
The natural world is losing it's vigour. Less hours of daylight more hours of darkness brings an air of contemplation and quiet. Winter calls. Yet the trees have not taken on their glory colours... still time to enjoy the autumn
What is Samhain?
Samhain is the dark start of the new yearly cycle. Celebrations at this time in the annual cycle initiate the season of Samhain (Winter time) which is ruled by the Cailleach form of the Feminine energy.
20 October 2021 - Full Moon
Join Bernadette Mac and her celebration.
Drive in, past the first building and park between the two buildings. Go through the door in the second more modern building, down the corridor. Up the two half circular steps, through the fire door, down the corridor, the entrance to the Labyrinth Room being the door ahead of you at the far end.
Sunrise at Newgrange (Bru na Boinne) Winter Solstice 2021
|OPW have announced that the event will be live streamed|
- the chamber at the Neolithic Passage Tomb remains closed to the public.
Celebrations and meditation during Covid-
Whatever we do will be in line with government advice.
No tickets or entry permits required. No charge for gatherings for the eight festivals.
Meditation meets in person and other activities usually have a small fee (usually €5) to cover expenses, room hire, etc. when not held online.
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Reports from 2007 to 2018 are available at our archived website - Archive Tara Celebrations
In 2020 and into 2021 all gatherings are affected by Covid-19 lockdowns and regulations as we experience the weirdness and changes that come with the pandemic. The Global Spiritual Wheel brings us together as we distance connect for each festival.
Imbolc2021 - Exercising the Goddess muscle, the Heart - home
2020 - 2.02.02.2020 - Tara
2019 - Community - Bective
Spring Equinox2021 - Hello, Goodbye, the Light is on the Way - home
2020 - Goodbye Hello - Donabate
2019 - Emergence - Bective
Bealtaine2021 - Bealtaine with TC - Zurich & Home
2020 - Mother Earth - Kilmurry
2019 - Light - Dalgan Park
2021 - Back to Reality - Tara
2020 - Together, All One - Tara
2019 - Celebration - Bective
Based in Ireland, with connections all over the world, we are free, non-profit, open, inclusive and non-denominational, drawing on all spiritual philosophies and traditions.
We are an eclectic mix of peoples of all beliefs and traditions that celebrates the ancient pre-celtic festivals using ritual, ceremony and meditation.
We create a contemporary ritual for each of the eight festivals drawing from the ancient traditions, mythology and beliefs found predominantly in Ireland.
Some meets are more like social gatherings whilst others are formal and ceremonial /ritualistic depending on the prevalent energies of the time and place as interpreted by the day's host.
When possible Celebrations are usually held outdoors and are open to all like minded people who feel drawn to be at the event. Get-togethers can happen at any time of day or night. If not possible there will be guidance and a suggestions how to celebrate posted online in the preceding week of the Celebration.
Who arranges the meditations and celebrations?
attenders, who 'know the ropes' and evening's general format, will set
up the meditations using their experience of what suits most people.
Evenings are lead by different people each week and thus a wide range of
styles, traditions and inspiration is shared.
Each Celebration event has a volunteer host, often aided and abetted by others, who calls the date, time and venue for the gathering and also the intention and focus, bringing to the fore the energies of the season.
The volunteer hosts over recent years include Vivia, Zoey, Jean, Martin, Marta, Dana, Anne, Tom, Bernadette Mac, Susan, Bernadette C, John M, Pat, Nora J, Nora M. Others who felt the call to tune in and plan each celebration have included Anne B, Des, Eileen, John A, Mary, Mary O, Theresa, Yamann and many others, who join in body or in spirit.
As it is not always possible to meet 'in person' we have focussed the energy of those who join in 'at a distance' into the Global Spiritual Wheel.
Pinterest - Tara Celebration's Boards
Inspiration from cultures around the world for celebrating our lives on earth.
Read more about Summer / Autumn Festivals Around the World at these TC Pinterest pages
|Boards include: |
Calendars of Festivals,
Earth, Air, Fire, Water.
Issuu on-line publications
Over the years we gather a wealth of experience and information as we are inspired by the changing energies of each season.
These are compiled into an Issuu publication for each of the 8 Festivals. Read the most recent compilation of TC gatherings at Samhain here.... Samhain ideas and experiences
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Food and Drink
The website is now a collaboration between Michael in Canada (Clickopen.ca), Martin and Pat in Ireland, Nora in UK and with the help and input of many others.
We welcome any queries, insights or input. We may be contacted through email@TaraCelebrations.org