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Hi Everyone. I got inspired to do a slot here on TC of songs or music to post each Sunday for the week ahead. The idea came to me as I thought of how much music is helping me during these strange times in our world, but also down through the years music played a big part in my life in a healing way. Read more here of why this is our first song....

When i was feeling low I would turn on music.


When i felt hurt or lost I turned on music.


Why ???

It has always been part of the celebrations that they are contemporary, inspired by past traditions, legends etc. but with feet firmly in the present...

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.

Monday Meditation and Healing Circle will be held online for the forseeable... Watch this space and our facebook page TC Facebook

for more information - or join the WhatsApp group,

message email@taracelebrations.org at least one day before the Monday meet,

or, if you know them, contact one of the regulars.

All welcome to tune in at a distance of course. 7.45pm allows for people to gather for the start at 8pm.

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. (December 2020 - 15 persons at an organised event outdoors). So get togethers are held online or 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 in person and other activities usually have a small fee (usually €5) to cover expenses, room hire, etc. when not held online.

Up to date information on Covid-19 related restrictions in Ireland can be found here

Previous Celebrations

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

In 2020 and into 2021 all gatherings are affected by Covid-19 lockdowns and regulations as we experience the weirdness and changes that come with the pandemic. The Global Spiritual Wheel brings us together as we distance connect for each festival.

Samhain

2020 - Stepping out of Shadows into Light - Tara
2019 - Celebrate Samhain - Fourknocks
2018 - Déjà vu Anyone? - Tara

Winter Solstice

2020 - Alignment on Hope - Tara
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 - Kilmurry
2019 - Light - Dalgan Park

Summer Solstice

2020 - Together-All One - Tara
2019 - Celebration - Bective

Lughnasadh

2020 - Lughnasadh Reunion - Bective Mill
2019 - Our Own Harvest Time - Ciaran's Well

Autumn Equinox

2020 - On the Threshold of a Dream - Global 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.

When possible 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. If not possible there will be guidance and a suggestions how to celebrate posted online in the preceding week of the Celebration.

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.

As it is not always possible to meet 'in person' we have focussed the energy of those who join in 'at a distance' into the Global Spiritual Wheel.

Read more here... 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


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