Special Guests

Special Guests

” Do not ask what the world needs rather ask what makes you come alive then go and do it because what the world needs is people who have come alive” Howard Thurman

Anne Kathleen McLaughlin

Since 2005, Anne Kathleen has been a student of Jean Houston, whose guidance and mentoring have led her to envision a spirituality that is in harmony with our new understandings of the universe while drawing from the mystical heart of ancient spiritual beliefs and practices. Through workshops and plays based on ancient storiesas well as […]

Kate Fitzpatrick

Kate Fitzpatrick is a myth-writer, musician and a spiritual teacher. She is author of the best-selling book Macha’s Twins A Spiritual Journey with the Celtic Horse Goddess. Her work is shamanic, poetic and experiential. She digs deep into the feminine to create a new mythology for healing and transformation.

MaryAnne Gosling

MaryAnne Gosling‘s life has been guided through a series of synchronicities which have led her to explore and study many different strands of healing traditions. Her focus in life is raising awareness about Universal Inclusiveness – that the mind, the emotions, and the spirit, are part of healing and transformation – that all healing comes […]

Siobhan MacMahon

  Siobhan is an award winning Irish Performance Poet living in Yorkshire. Her poems, powerful and often funny, celebrate our sacred connection to the Earth and the return of the Divine Feminine. She is the winner of WOMAD Festival poetry slam 2017. She performs widely in England, Ireland and Europe and has been creating Spoken […]

Ann Cleary

 “To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak”    Hopi Indian Saying Dance and Movement began to influence my life in my mid 30’s and have been constant companions since then. For me movement operates at a physical level in grounding and giving me stability. It also expands my capacity to feel and […]

Claire Oakes and Maria Burke

Claire and Maria are volunteers who have trained to present the “Be the Change” workshop. They have been giving this workshop on a regular basis for the past 7 years to a wide range of groups. Claire is a retired physiotherapist, married with children and grandchildren. Maria is a retired secondary school teacher .Both have […]

Ann McDonald

Imbolc Ritual and Special Eucharist Ann is an inspirational singer, writer, composer, yoga teacher and healer. Her life’s journey has taken her to a place through which, she has opened the doorways of the heart, through song, chant, poetry, yoga and shamanic practice. Through her workshops and classes, songs and poetry, she brings healing and […]

Una Curley

Úna, a mixed media artist, grew up in Kerry but is now based in Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan. Her work is influenced by her background in communication and personal development, as well as her concerns for the environment and worryingly fast pace of consumption and subsequent waste. Using mainly re-purposed textiles for their rich narrative, the […]

Maura Lennon

St. Brigid’s Cross Making Workshops Maura Lennon is a native of Faughart Parish and grew up just a few miles from St.Brigid’s Shrine. Maura has been making St. Brigid’s Crosses since childhood and has a host of wonderful stories about visiting the Shrine and Hill of Faughart as a child and taking part in all […]

Stephanie O’Hanlon

‘Dance a Healing Flower’ Bach Flower Dance Workshop Stephanie O’Hanlon had her first experience of Circle Dance as a child. Since then Stephanie has trained and worked in Dance, Ritual and Meditation. She has trained and worked extensively with Martine Winnington, Switzerland, in the Bach Flower Remedy Dances. These dances work wonders in healing, education, […]

Dolores Whelan

‘Brigid-a Woman of Vision, Vocation and Destiny… How can she guide us today?’ Dolores Whelan has been involved with education all her adult life, initially as a Biochemistry Lecturer and for the past 25 years as an educator and spiritual guide. She holds an M.Sc. in Biochemistry from Trinity College Dublin and an M.A. in […]

May Coyle

A Ritual Celebration of Brigid and the Festival of Imbolc  May Coyle, originally from the West of Ireland, has lived in North Louth for many years. She has been a spiritual teacher for over 30 years using art, music and dance to free the spirit to celebrate life in all its wonder. She has a […]

Una Casey

St. Brigid’s Cross Making Workshops Una Casey has lived in the parish of Faughart all her life and is an award winning weaver of St.Brigid’s Crosses. Una learnt to make the traditional cross from rushes as a child, but over the years has made crosses from many different materials including straw and paper. Una is […]

Fr. Tom Hamill

Special Eucharist for St.Brigid’s Day. Fr. Tom Hamill has been an innovative voice within the Christian tradition in Ireland, offering opportunities to adults whereby they can grow in self knowledge, compassion and a sense of interconnectedness. Much of Tom’s work explores the importance of re-connecting with the energy of Brigid, Goddess and Saint. He has […]