Welcome to the new Tara Celebrations website !!! Céad Míle Fáilte !!! Nollaig Shonna (Happy Christmas) Grianstad an Gheimhridh Sásta duit (Happy Winter Solstice)

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. Celebrations are held out doors and are open to all like minded people who feel drawn to be with us. They are led by a volunteer host(s) who decides on place, time and venue.

Based in Ireland, with connections all over the world, we are a free, non-profit, open, inclusive and non-denominational group, drawing on all spiritual philosophies and traditions.

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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. Get-togethers can happen at any time of day or night.

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.

Calendar of Ceremonies 2018 - 2019

Volunteers stepped forward to Host the celebrations for the 2018-19 cycle at the 14 November 2018 Way Forward meeting.


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

Friday 21 December 6pm

Dowth, Co. Meath

click here for more information


Early February

Information to follow

Spring Equinox

Mid-march event

Information to follow


Late April / early May

Information to follow

Summer Solstice

End of June

Information to follow


late July / early August

Information to follow

Autumn Equinox

Late September

Information to follow

The website is a collaboration between Michael in Canada (, Martin and Pat in Ireland, Nora in UK and with the help and input of many many others.

We welcome any queries, insights or input. We may be contacted through