Ireland Pilgrimage 2024
THE POWER OF LIFE & DEATH
ENTERING THE CELTIC MYSTERIES
A Small Group Retreat
An Intimate Experience - Only 7 Pilgrims
June 15 - 23, 2024
8 nights/9 days
St. Kevin's Church at Glendalough
Photo Credit: Emma McArdle Photography
Welcome to Your Sacred Irish Pilgrimage!
I am delighted to share with you two of my favorite places in Ireland
The Magical Glendalough Valley, with its Ancient Trees, Lakes & Monastic Village in the East
And the Mystical "Golden" County of Sligo on the West Coast
With a Special Excursion to St. Brigid's Church and Well in Kildare
Where We Stay
We will have exclusive use of the Glendalough Sanctuary within easy walking distance of the sacred sites.
In Sligo, retreat hermitages will support your inner and outer journey. Again with exclusive use of their spacious center.
Breathe and relax into your pilgrimage
We stay 4 nights in each location. Thank Goodness!
~Enter the Monastic Village through the Gateway that ancient monks, nuns, and pilgrims have blessed with their feet and their prayers. Feel the energy alive in the stones.
~ Learn the stories of St.Kevin - the gentle-wild man of the forest
~ Visit his outdoor cell and feel the power of his love
~ Sit at the roots of the ancient beech and oak trees and listen to their wisdom
~ Experience a baptism of the waters at the Upper Lake
~ Honor the Holy Well
~ Participate in sacred ritual in the Women's Church
~ Enjoy Poems, Music, and the Joy of the Irish Wisdom-Keepers at Glendalough Sanctuary
The Valley of Silence is alive with the Power of Life and Death
Each root is listening
Every branch is reaching out
Leaves are looking with tenderness
"I know your name" the oak says...
Quoted from the poem I Know Your Name by Meghan Don
Brigid & Kildare
~ Visit the church home of Brigid - Cill Dara - meaning 'Church of the Oak'
~ Ask for healing at her Holy Well and tie a ribbon on the fairy tree
~ Learn of the original Brigid as one of the magical ruling peoples of Ireland
~ Listen to inspiring stories of St. Brigid's life
~ Make your offerings at the Triple Well - Maiden, Mother, Crone - the only one of this kind in Europe
~ Feel the celebration of death at an elaborate ancient stone "court tomb" - the best preserved in Ireland
~ Learn the myths and stories of Queen Maeve and visit her burial cairn
~ Pay homage to Queen Maeve's fairy helpers at the Well and Fairy Glen
~ Visit a Holy Well on the cliffs of the West Coast and the Gleniff cliffs of mythological proportions
~ Experience Sacred Solstice Ceremony
~Enjoy the age-old healthy ritual of a hot seawater and seaweed bath. Let your body absorb the goodness of the sea.
The footprints of an elder race are here,
With memories of an old heroic time;
And shadows of an old mysterious faith,
So that the place seems otherworldly
As magical sounds float in the wind
"Meghan’s deep connection to the Divine and to the Goddess enables her to create a truly magnificent environment for a heavenly experience, deeply metaphysical, while at the same time deeply grounded in Mother Earth.
Her authenticity, approachability, and loving nature enabled me and our entire group to bond, and to experience many deeply spiritual experiences, and healing and renewal. Additionally, her familiarity with Ireland and her people, enables her to provide an inspiring and transformative experience where you feel like a native and not like a tourist.
I treasure my memories and the beautiful experiences we shared on our sacred journey."
What The Trip Includes
~ Pilgrimage Fee with Meghan as your retreat leader & her extensive knowledge of the Celtic myth, land, & ritual
~ Single room accommodation with own bath
~ All breakfasts & 7 dinners
~ Pick-up & drop-off at Dublin airport
~ All local transport on pilgrimage
~ Seaweed bath fee
~ Only 7 Pilgrims to ensure a deep and intimate experience for you
~ Airline ticket to and from Dublin
~ Travel Insurance
~ 1 Dinner. All lunches + drinks, snacks
Cost: US$3500.00 per person
To Reserve Your Place & Payment Schedule
~ Deposit of US$1100.00 Immediate payment required to secure your place
~ 2nd Payment of US$1200.00 due October 15, 2023
~ 3rd Payment of US$1200.00 due March 15, 2024
Please email to Register and obtain payment details: RevMeghan@MeghanDon.Life
If you need to cancel you will only receive a refund (minus $500 admin fee) if your place can be filled. To be fair to all pilgrims there will be no exceptions. Please ensure you take out full travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances arising. If we are unable to travel as a group due to a world situation your monies will be fully refunded.