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

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 […]

Dr. Sharon Blackie

Dr. Sharon Blackie is an award-winning writer whose work sits at the interface of psychology, mythology and ecology. Her highly acclaimed books (‘If Women Rose Rooted’ and ‘The Enchanted Life’), courses and residential retreats are focused on the development of the mythic imagination, and on the relevance of our native myths, fairy tales and folk traditions to the personal, social and […]

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 […]

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 stories as well […]

Roisin Cotter

Roisin is an organic gardener and studied Organic Horticulture with the Organic College in Drumcollogher, County Limerick. She has been growing organic food for her family at her home in North Louth for the last 12 years and teaches a night class in ‘‘Grow Your Own – the Organic Way” in O’Fiaich College, Dundalk. She […]

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 Word […]

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.

Davie Phillip

Davie Phillip has been active promoting sustainable community in Ireland since 1996.  He was a founding member of FEASTA: the Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability www.feasta.org and a co-founder of Sustainable Projects Ireland Ltd. For 20 years Davie has designed and facilitated events and training with Cultivate for NGOs, businesses and agencies.  He is trained as an Art of Hosting […]

The Periods

The Periods are a 6 piece band formed in 2015 inspired by the anything-goes ethos of their punk foremothers to liberate creative forces and start their own all female band. With spoken word and art rock influences the group bring a playful and vampy psychedelic sound into the ether with a natural freedom. The line […]

Ann Cleary

Ann Cleary is a Movement Medicine teacher and is reigned by the Movement Medicine Association as a professional teacher.  She brings to her teaching her love of dance, her own experience of the healing and medicine of moving, her love of life and her practical and academic trainings in facilitation and personal development.  For further […]

Carmel Boyle

Carmel Boyle is an Irish singer and composer of spiritually orientated songs. She has facilitated retreats based on her songs and inspired by Celtic Christian spirituality for many years. Her songs are evocative and her voice has a pure angelic quality that exudes a healing energy and touches hearts. Her songs are inspired by her own […]

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 […]