The Celtic Year

The ancient Irish didn’t have clocks or calendars like we do today. Instead, they developed their own way of observing time and the turning of the year. The old way of measuring the year was much more in tune with nature than the modern calendar system.  They were primarily an agricultural society so good harvests […]

Féth Fíada

The Féth Fíada is a magical mist or veil in Irish mythology, which members of the Tuatha Dé Danann use to enshroud themselves, rendering their presence invisible to human eyes. ‘Féth’ means magical mist and ‘Fíada’ means ‘knower’. The mist is also called ‘ceo draíochta’ meaning magical fog, or ‘ceo druídecta’ meaning druid’s fog. When […]

Solstice and Equinox

To understand the solstices and equinoxes we must first understand the how the seasons happen. To do this we must look some basic concepts about our wonderful planet’s structure. The Earth is round but slightly tilted on its axis. The axis is the invisible line that runs from the north to the south pole.  The […]

Eó Mugna

In ancient Ireland, there were five great trees considered by legend to be sacred above all others. They were said to be the guardians of the provinces as there was one in each province. The five trees were said to have been planted by Fintan Mac Bochra or Fintan ‘the white-haired ancient’, from the berries […]

Murmuration of starlings

Starlings are small to medium-size birds that have short tails, pointed heads and glossy black feathers with purple and green streaks. Individually, they look like any other cute little bird flying around looking for food. It’s when they come together in a murmuration that something magical happens.  A murmuration of starlings happens when large groups, […]