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

We are an eclectic mix of peoples of all beliefs and traditions that celebrates the ancient pre-celtic festivals using ritual, ceremony and meditation.

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 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.

Bernadette shares Quotes for the Day

and we return to her healing and blessings.

To view more Quotes click here

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.

Calendar of Ceremonies 2018 - 2019

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


31 October 2018 - 6pm

Joining in the "Flame of Samhain" at Tlachta ( Hill of Ward)

3 November 2018 - 7am

Mound of Hostages, Hill of Tara

Click here for information on what happened

Winter Solstice

21 December 2018 - 6pm

Dowth, Co. Meath

Photos and words about the ceremony
also descriptions of Newgrange and Tara


2 February 2019 - 10.30am

Bective Mill, Co. Meath

Photos and Information from this event

Spring Equinox

23 March 2019 - 12pm (midday)

Bective Mill, Co. Meath

Emergence - click here for photos and information on the day


4th May 2019 - 2pm

Dalgan Park Nature Walk, Co. Meath

words and pictures for this 'Light' get-together at Bealtaine page in Celebrations

Summer Solstice

Sunday 23rd June meet at 1pm

Bective Mill, Co. Meath

More information here


Sunday 11th August 2019 start 6pm

St. Ciaran's Well, Castlekeeran, Nr. Kells

See a photo diary and read what happened at Ciaran's well and beyond

Autumn Equinox


Sunday 22nd September 2019

meet 12 noon

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