One Root Sacred Ireland Journey

2018

14 Days of Hillwalking, Exploration, Storytelling, Music, and Gentle Qigong in the Southwest of Ireland


October 20 - November 2, 2018

Cost for this journey is $3,100

 

Space is limited to 14 travelers

Cost includes all accommodations (double occupancy) $400 extra for single occupancy, all transportation within Ireland, ferry rides, entry fees. breakfast, lunch, ceremonies, events and one group dinner along the way. You will be responsible for covering airfare to Ireland and most dinner and drink.

A $500 deposit (refundable until 8/1/2018, non-refundable after 8/1/2018) is required to hold your space.

Contact us if you have any questions or concerns at all

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One Root Sacred Ireland Journey 2018

We are excited to invite you along on a once in a lifetime experience in the ancient land of Ireland.

Join us on a spiritual journey to connect with the ancestral energies of the land, attune to her sacred sites, and to open ourselves to an expanded reality and deep connection to the stones and wells of Western Ireland.

We will travel together to sacred sites and standing stones that have called to us through the realms. Many of these sites are off the beaten track and ʻoʼer hills and valleysʼ. Along the way, Ryan will guide us in a gentle Qigong practice to open our inner gates and allow us to more fully merge with the energy of the land. We will open to the sites with sacred sound, walking meditation, and a playfulness of heart. We will enjoy the warming food, friendly community, and local music in Pubs and Inns along our way.

Sacred travel is always open and shifting, and our itinerary may change with the flow.

 

 

Day by Day Itinerary:

 

10/20 - Arrival

 

∞ Ennis

∞ Doolin

 

Our journey begins when your plane flies over the green rolling hills of Ireland and lands at Shannon Airport.  We will gather the group from the airport, have lunch in the beautiful nearby town of Ennis and begin our journey West to the musical village of Doolin, stopping by for a walk in the enchanted Dromore Woods to stretch and get our feet on the land.  We will spend our first night in Doolin, which is famous for it's nightly traditional music sessions in the village's two pubs.  

10/21 - The Burren

∞ Poulnabrone Portal Stone

∞ Cliffs of Moher / Brigid's Well

∞ Burren Walk to Brendan’s Hermitage and Holy Well

 

The Burren is a fascinating landscape located south of Galway.  A mystical limestone land dotted with ancient cairns (burial mounds), portal dolmen, and faery forts. This land calls for ancestral connection and healing, and we will answer the call with open hearts and grounded spirits.  Here we visit the famous portal dolmen known as Poulnabrone. 

 

We will meet with our friend Tony Kirby who will guide us into a lesser known section of the Burren and give us the transmission and story of the landscape.  This walking tour ends at St. Brendan’s hermitage and holy well where we will practice gentle Qigong to attune to the energies of the sacred site. 

We visit the highest sea cliffs in Europe, the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher and connect with the mother goddess Brighid, and collect a bit of the healing water of her sacred well.  

10/22 – 10/23 - Island of Inismore

 

∞ Dun Aengus

∞ The Black Fort

∞ Seal Colony

∞ Swans of Inishmor

∞ “Angel’s Walk”

∞ Poll na Peist, the “Serpent’s Lair”

 

 

We take a ferry to this gorgeous fishing island off the coast of Galway. On Inismore, we will open to breathtaking views in the ancient Black Fort and Dun Aengus, atop the 500 foot sea cliffs.

 

We will take a pony and trap tour around the island guided by our local friends Christopher and Geraldine, visit the swans and seal colony, stand within the smallest church in the world (2 people at a time) and walk the ʻAngelʼs Walkʼ.

 

We will enjoy the fabulous seafood of this fishing community, and perhaps a pint of Guinness in the local pub. This is the place to find your own famous Aran wool sweater.  On the evening of 10/23, we will take the ferry back to our van and drive down to Ennis for the night.  

 

 

10/24 - Journey to Dingle

Today we drive South and West and out to the enchanted Dingle Peninsula.  We arrive in Dingle and have the day to settle in and explore Dingle town.  

 

10/25 – 10/29 - Dingle Peninsula

 

∞ Slea Head hiking and drive

∞ Tempeal Geal, “The Bright Temple”

∞ Fungi the Dolphin

∞ Gallarus Oratory

∞ Anascaul Valley Hike

∞ Free Day

 

ahhh, wonderful Dingle! Here we will ground for a few days, exploring the many powerful sites of the peninsula. Among the many wonderful adventures awaiting us in Dingle, we will collect ʻkerry diamondsʼ, tiny quartz crystals given up by the land for our medicine as we offer stones from our own land in return, commune with Fungi the dolphin who lives in the bay and heals people with his vast heart,

visit Tempeal Geal (the Bright Temple), and take one of the most beautiful hikes in the world from Anascul Lake to the mystical valley. 

 

We will also have a free day here to explore on your own, go shopping, or just rest and process from the comfort of your four star B&B room overlooking Dingle Bay. 

 

 

10/29 - Kerry, Killarney National Park

 

∞ Ring of Kerry

∞ Beehive huts

∞ Staigue Fort

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∞ Killarney

∞ Ross Castle

∞ Flemby Ringforts

 

 We say farewell to Dingle and decide, based on the weather and our group energy whether to travel along the Ring of Kerry or spend the afternoon in Killarney and the surrounding National Park.  We will be treated to a delightful and magical storytelling session by our friend and third generation Seanchai (storyteller) Ray O’Sullivan.

 

10/30 - Kenmare

 

∞ Kenmare Stone Circle

∞ Bonane Heritage Park

 

 Kenmare is a darling little town, known as the “Nest” of Ireland, and is the perfect center from which to explore the Beara Peninsula and Killarney National Park.  This area is dense with ancient standing stones and archeological sites.  We will visit Bonane Heritage Park which is a recently discovered treasure of sites including a faery fort, stone circle, famine house, a bronze age cooking pit, and the Ballaun Stone.

 

10/31 - Meeting of the Waters Samhain

 

∞ Upper Lough, the Meeting of the Waters Samhain Ceremony & Celebration

 

Today we celebrate Samhain (pronounced Sow-ween), the Celtic New Year, by travelling to the upper lough at Killarney National Park for our Samhain ceremony. Killarney National Park is a paradise of ancient forest and spiritual energy. We will gaze across the Upper Lough and sing a new world awake within us. The beauty and power here is beyond words.

 

11/1 - Beara Peninsula

 

∞ Uragh Stone Circle ~ closing the journey

 

Today is our final day of the Journey and we will celebrate by spending the day at Uragh Stone Circle, overlooking mystical lakes and distant waterfall. We will hold a special closing ceremony here to honor the stones as the sacred beings they are. We will awaken the stones, as the stones awaken us.

 

 

11/2 - Ennis, Shannon Airport

 

We spend the night in Ennis and get everyone to Shannon Airport to catch their flights home.  We return home transformed, ever holding the strong, silent, musical transmission of Sacred Ireland within our heart, mind and soul. 

Cost for this journey is $3,100

 

Space is limited to 14 travelers

Cost includes all accommodations (double occupancy) $400 extra for single occupancy. All transportation within Ireland, Ferry rides, Entry fees. Breakfast, lunch, ceremonies, events and one group dinner along the way. You will be responsible for covering most dinner and drink. . 

A $500 deposit (refundable until 8/1/2018, non-refundable after 8/1/2018) is required to hold your space.

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