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

Luka Bloom

Luka Bloom is an Irish folk-rock singer-songwriter. Born into a very musical family, Luka Bloom (61) is the youngest of six and grew up in Newbridge, Co Kildare. He was christened Barry Moore, but changed his name for professional reasons. A very popular singer-songwriter, he has recorded 20 albums to date, ‘Frúgalisto’ being his latest […]

Siobhan MacMahon

Siobhan is Irish Performance Poet,Playwright and Poetry Activist living in Yorkshire. Her poems, powerful, moving and often funny, celebrate our sacred connection to the Earth and the return of the Divine Feminine. She performs widely in England, Ireland and Europe, from the vaulted heights of The University of Vienna, The Southbank Centre, London and York […]

Joanne Callan

My passion in life is healthy living, I enjoy taking a holistic approach to my own health & well being and in supporting others to do the same.   I am a Relax Kids Coach and run weekly Fun, Relaxation & Activity classes in the Newry Area, for children age 4+. The Classes are designed […]

Pól Brennan

Pól Brennan from Gaothdobhar County Donegal, is a founding member of the group Clannad.  Pól has composed, produced and worked on many different musical projects including music for film, theatre & dance. He is Drum Chief for the Eagle Dance held in Wicklow by Arwyn DreamWalker since 2009 and is a Friend of Excalibur of […]

Hilary Healy

Hilary Healy is a Grandmother, deeply connected to the land of Ēiriū, its stories and rituals.  She lives on land in Wicklow which is held in guardianship for ceremony.

Tara Byrne

Tara Byrne is a singer/songwriter from Co. Carlow.  Tara studied voice training at The Bel Canto school of music in Dublin for five years.  Tara has worked alongside many musicians and singers and has written songs for recording artists both abroad and in Ireland.

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 […]

Trish Cameron

Trish Cameron is trained as a priestess in the indigenous ways of this land.  She has over 20 years experience in running sweat lodge ceremonies and pilgrimages.  She works as a spiritual guide and as a celebrant of marriages, births and other major life transitions.  To this performance she brings her stories old and new. […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Guided Tours of Faughart – St Brigid’s Festival, Faughart 2016 Tours

Guided Tours of Faughart    The Hill of Faughart is located to the north of Dundalk where the stream and shrine associated with St Brigid can be found. As one of Ireland’s three Patron Saints, the tradition of weaving crosses from rushes in her honour, is still observed, more than 1500 years after her death. […]