Sunday, 27 November 2022 - First Advent Candle lit at 8pm

Read more about Advent Candles here - Advent Candles

“What were we doing”?

All the running around, rushing from place to place, meetings, classes for our children, endless shopping, driving and doing, doing, doing instead of BEING!

So, I hope for a return to a different life - a different society.

A society where we appreciate people who work in health care and retail and delivery companies – the people who have never stopped working throughout this Pandemic.

A society where we realise that we don’t need money to enjoy life – chats, hugs and walks in nature cost nothing.

A society where we look out for the less fortunate among us.

A society where the more fortunate among us realise how lucky we are to have the lives and the comforts that we take for granted.

As I light the candle of Hope this week I’ll reflect on those hopes – I hope you do too.

As of 26 November 2022, on the map above, all blue countries indicate visitors to the website this year.

Changes in life-style due to the Covid pandemic mean that folk hesitate to meet face to face in groups and thus not all celebrations are group gatherings.

Meditations are held on-line on an irregular basis.

Wherever we are within the universe we can all celebrate change and acknowledge this by witnessing the continual play between light and dark.

Previous Celebrations

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.

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


2022 - Cosmic Web Connects All & Everything
2021 - Ancestors - Global Spiritual Wheel
2020 - Stepping out of Shadows into Light - Tara
2019 - Celebrate Samhain - Fourknocks
2018 - Déjà vu Anyone? - Tara

Winter Solstice

2021 - A Free Spirited Solstice - Global Spiritual Wheel
2020 - Alignment on Hope - Tara
2019 - Simplicity & Splendour of Life - Tara
2018 - Goodbye Darkness, Hello Light - Dowth


2022 - Start of a New World & a New Way - home
2021 - Exercising the Goddess muscle, the Heart - home
2020 - - Tara
2019 - Community - Bective

Spring Equinox

2022 - Tipping the Balance - Loughcrew
2021 - Hello, Goodbye, the Light is on the Way - home
2020 - Goodbye Hello - Donabate
2019 - Emergence - Bective


2022 - Set Aside - Global Spiritual Wheel
2021 - Bealtaine with TC - Zurich & Home
2020 - Mother Earth - Kilmurry
2019 - Light - Dalgan Park

Summer Solstice

2022 - Be the Change... - Louth
2021 - Back to Reality - Tara
2020 - Together, All One - Tara
2019 - Celebration - Bective


2022 - I WItness - Global Wheel
2021 - Gratefully Using & Sharing our Power - Teltown
2020 - Lughnasadh Reunion - Bective Mill
2019 - Our Own Harvest Time - Ciaran's Well

Autumn Equinox

2022 - Fulfilled Mission - Global Wheel
2021 - Labyrinth on Donabate - Donabate
2020 - On the Threshold of a Dream - Global Wheel
2019 - Balance - Loughcrew

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.

The volunteer hosts over recent years include Danielle, 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.

and some wisdom from Pat:

Read more here... Global Spiritual Wheel

Issuu compilations of the 8 festivals experience

We now have one publication for each of the 8 festivals covering our experiences over 10 years to 2018 - Compilation of archived experiences Spring Equinox

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

The website is now a collaboration between Michael in Canada (, 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