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Celebrations and meditation during Covid-19 pandemic:

Whatever we do will be in line with government advice. For the safety of all during the Covid-19 pandemic numbers present in person are limited. So get togethers are held outdoors, with plenty of social distancing available, times and venues to be confirmed.

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

Meditation meets and other activities usually have a small fee (usually €5) to cover expenses, room hire, etc.

Click here for more information : All welcome to join in with the global spiritual wheel for the 8 annual festival celebrations

To deepen your connection with grandfather sky and bring an expansive energy into your life, stand out doors with your arms reaching up to the sky and say

'I love life and life loves me'....

Previous Celebrations

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

Get-togethers held in the name of Tara Celebrations have been held at 35 places in Ireland plus 1 shared between Zurich and Hill of Tara and, during the Covid-19 pandemic, on line. Venues, Festivals and Themes - a history

Samhain

2020 - TBA
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

Imbolc

2020 - 2.02.02.2020 - Tara

2019 - Community - Bective

Spring Equinox

2020 - Goodbye Hello - Donabate

2019 - Emergence - Bective

Bealtaine

2020 - Mother Earth - Home/Kilmurry

2019 - Light - Dalgan Park

Summer Solstice

2020 - Together-All One - Home/Tara

2019 - Celebration - Bective

Lughnasadh

2020 - Lughnasadh Reunion - Bective

2019 - Our Own Harvest Time - Ciaran's Well

Autumn Equinox

2020 - On the Threshold of a Dream - Global Spiritual Wheel

2019 - Balance - Loughcrew

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.

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 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.

During a celebration all are welcome, in person or on the 'ethers'... 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:
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