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Plenty of traditional celebrations at this time of year... posts on these include....

Other Notable Dates and Festivals - Ember Days, Latha na Cailliche, Sheelah's Day and the Ides of March.


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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.

Each 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

We do not seek to do what they did, we seek what they sought.

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

Samhain

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

Imbolc

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

2019 - Emergence

Bealtaine

Late April / early May

Information to follow

Summer Solstice

End of June

Information to follow

Lughnasadh

late July / early August

Information to follow

Autumn Equinox

Late September

Information to follow


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