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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
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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.

Bernadette shares Quotes for the Day and we return to her healing and blessings.

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

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

Samhain

2019 get-together information soon

Click for what happened in 2018

Winter Solstice

21 December 2018 at Dowth, Co. Meath

Photos and words about the ceremony

Imbolc

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

Bealtaine

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

Lughnasadh

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

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:
Crafts,
Ireland Landscape,
Calendars of Festivals,
Food
& Drink,
Samhain,
Imbolc,
Bealtaine,
Lughnasadh,
Solstices,
Equinoxes,
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

Sections include:
Themes
Symbols
Seasonal Characters
Activities
Ceremony Ideas
Food and Drink


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 (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