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.

Previous Celebrations

Reports from 2007 to 2018 are available at our archived website - Archive Tara Celebrations


2019 - Celebrate Samhain - Fourknocks

2018 - Déjà vu Anyone? - Hill of Tara

Winter Solstice

2019 - Simplicity & Splendour of Life - Tara

2018 - Goodbye Darkness, Hello Light - Dowth


2020 - - Tara

2019 - Community - Bective

Spring Equinox

2019 - Emergence - Bective


2019 - Light - Dalgan Park

Summer Solstice

2019 - Celebration - Bective


2019 - Our Own Harvest Time - Ciaran's Well

Autumn Equinox

2019 - Balance - Loughcrew

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.

Messages for week starting 17th February 2020:

Hello everybody and welcome to the Angel message for the week ahead...

and the message goes'clear your space'.

Your home and work environments affect you on many levels, can affect your energy, creativity and prosperity.

Read more here -February cards and messages.

Love, light and gratitude, Bernadette Mac

The weekly message is the first quote ever... as Bernadette says:

you can pick the same card now and then and it could mean something completely different....

'there is a field, a singing field, I'll take you there' Rumi.

Do It

from Half A Hug by Pat Ingoldsby - link here to Pat Ingoldsby on wikipedia

Thanks to Sid for heads-up and sharing this verse ...

It resonates with me as once in a while in my life I have been the only one who turns up at meditation or a get-together... and I ask myself, why am I doing this? and realise it is because I want to be here... I am not here from any sense of duty, not to please others, not to prove how spiritual I am, it is just where I am meant to be at this time and place. This verse describes it perfectly..... Nora J.

Do it.
It doesn't matter
if it falls apart
or collapses
in pieces.
Do it anyway.
Do it.
It doesn't matter
if you do it crooked
let it fall
or leave bits of it
all over the place.
Do it anyway.
Do it.
It doesn't matter
if people laugh
or walk past
or call you crazy.
Do it anyway.
Do it.
It doesn't matter
if you're the only one.
In fact
it is probably better.
Good luck.
Good love.
You're a winner
before you start.
Do it.

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