Calendar of Ceremonies

No tickets or entry permits required. No charge for gatherings for the eight festivals.

Meditation meets & other activities usually have a small fee for expenses, room hire, etc.

Click here for dates of Seasons and Moon Phases in 2019 / 2020


2nd November 2019 at Fourknocks

Story & photos of this year's experience

Winter Solstice

Sunday 22nd December 2019 - Hill of Tara

meet at the gate at 12 noon.


2 February 2019 at Bective Mill, Co. Meath

Photos and Information from this event

Spring Equinox

23 March 2019 at Bective Mill, Co. Meath

Emergence - photos and info on the day


4th May 2019 at Dalgan Park, Co. Meath

Words / pictures of this 'Light' event

Summer Solstice

23rd June at Bective Mill, Co. Meath

More information here


11th August 2019 at St. Ciaran's Well, Nr. Kells

A photo diary of what happened at Ciaran's well

Autumn Equinox

22nd September 2019 at Loughcrew

click here for up-date of experiences on the day

Insight gained at Fourknocks Megalithic site in Co. Meath which we were visiting prior to a Celebration:

We do not seek to do what they did, we seek what they sought

And as Pat says in his Winter Solstice 2018 comments:

It has to be said that most of our celebrations are like this one: profound, simple occasions that fill a need in all of humankind for sharing and talking and thinking and getting close to nature and going without and going within.

Angel message for coming week:

A quiet mind hears the voice of the Angels more easily.
This card is your angels way of asking you to quiet your mind so they can hear your prayers and requests loud and clear.

Song of the Wild.
New horizons await you. You're ready to savour the wonders of the world. Take some risks, answer the call of the wild.
Step out of your comfort zone. Live passionately.
Take steps into the direction of freedom.

Click here to read insights from Bernadette on these cards....

Quote for the week ahead

The only limits you have are the limits you believe.


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.

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.

Monday evening Meditation and Healing Circle is held at The Elements Holistic Centre, Oaktree Business Park, Trim, Co. Meath.

Who arranges the meditations and celebrations?

Regular 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.

Read more about the intentions for the meditation and healing circle here...

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. 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.

Why 'Tara Celebrations'?

In 2007 some of us who regularly celebrated the eight annual festivals wanted to share our experiences and knowledge and had to find a website name to do that, eventually deciding on Tara Celebrations. It is not the name of a specific organisation with a constitution or set of rules, there are no members or officials such as a Chairman or Secretary.

The website is now a collaboration between Michael in Canada (, 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