October 2-11, 2022
Take a step back in time as we explore the Celtic Mysteries of the Emerald Island. Engage in ceremonies and ritual in this ancient land of faerie, druids and magic.
Be pampered on this luxury journey which includes 4-star superior accommodations including two castle stays, ceremonies at ancient sacred sites with local guides and shamans, traditional & gourmet meals, small private group travel throughout the tour, traditional Irish music, and much more!
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We invite you to join us on this journey of pray & play. . .
Cost: $4799 based on double occupancy if paid by cash, check or bank withdrawal. $4949 if paying with credit or debit card.
Single Supplement: $1200
Airfare not included.
Use the button below to register and we will email you an invoice for payment at your convenience. A $750 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your spot.
OCTOBER 2: TRAVEL DAY
Depart from your home airport to Dublin, Ireland (DUB). Most Midwest flights leave through O’Hare International Airport in the evening with arrival in Dublin the following morning. Please plan your arrival into Dublin by 9 AM local time on October 3. You may also wish to come a day or two early to rest up and enjoy time on your own exploring the fun city of Dublin.
OCTOBER 3: HEADFORT ARMS HOTEL, KELLS, CO. MEATH
Welcome to Ireland! Arrive early in Dublin airport where you will be met by our Driver/Guide. We leave the city behind for the Royal County - Meath. Anthony Murphy, author of The Land of the Setting Sun, will be our local guide for the day. Start with a private ceremony inside Fourknocks. This 5000-year old Passage Chamber Tomb is significant because it is aligned with the line of the Winter Solstice sunrise from Newgrange. Continue on to the Hill of Tara, the ancient seat of the High Kings of Ireland. Here Anthony will show you the many monuments including the Stone of Destiny and the Mound of the Hostages. We then are on to our accommodation, Headfort Arms Hotel, for a well-earned rest. If you wish (and have the energy) explore the village of Kells with its significant High Crosses and Scriptorium and pubs. We will gather together tonight for a Welcome Dinner. (DINNER)
OCTOBER 4: LOUGH RYNN CASTLE, MOHILL, CO. LEITRIM
Today we visit the Hill of Uisneach, since prehistoric times the great assembly for the tribes and High Kings of Ireland. A place of energy and renewal, people have been drawn here for over 5000 years. This was the seat of High Kings, a sacred site of worship, the place where St. Patrick established a presence. In mythology, Uisneach is the resting site of the earth goddess Ériu and the sun god Lugh and as such was regarded as sacred ground. Uisneach was seen as a gate to the mythical fifth province, Mide. Enjoy a guided tour today, approx 2.5 km where you will walk the landscape learning the mythology and folklore of the Hill. The next 2-nights Lough Rynn Castlewill be your home! Join us for a sumptuous dinner at the castle. (BREAKFAST, REFRESHMENTS, DINNER)
OCTOBER 5: LOUGH RYNN CASTLE, MOHILL, CO. LEITRIM
This morning enjoy a guided tour of Rathcroghan spanning over 5,500 years of human history. Tread across Rathcroghan’s landscape in the footsteps of the great warrior Queen Medb, who ruled all of Connacht from her home here. The tour begins in Medieval Tulsk,then journey back to the Neolithic Period, Bronze Age and Iron Age with a visit to Rathcroghan Mound and the surrounding monuments. The tour continues to Oweynagat, the ‘Gate to Hell’, with a journey into the Irish Otherworld for those who dare. After lunch in Rathcroghan continue to Carrowcrory Cottage, a traditional Irish thatch roof home. Here your guide is John Willmott, visit his Celtic Labyrinth and enjoy the storytelling, tea and scones. Afterwards we are graced with a performance by harpist Claire Roche. Tonight enjoy the beautiful 40-acres of Lough Rynn Castle. (BREAKFAST, LUNCH, AFTERNOON TEA, DINNER)
OCTOBER 6: THE HARDIMAN, CO. GALWAY
This morning visit Strokestown Park House, location of the National Irish Famine Museum. Learn about a tragic period of Irish history through the words and stories of the people who experienced it. This important museum is attached to a Georgian Palladian building where you can also view the 'upstairs' and 'downstairs' life in Ireland in the 18th and 19th century. There are six acres of walled gardens here also to explore. Carry on further southwards to Clonmacnoise a ruined monastic settlement founded by St Ciarán in the 6th Century. The monastery on the banks of the River Shannon became a great seat of learning, a university of its time with students from all over Europe. The ruins include a Cathedral, two round Towers, three high crosses, nine Churches and over 700 Early Christian grave slabs. This is Ireland's oldest pilgrimage site. Our night finds us in the lively harbor city of Galway at the Hardiman Hotel. (BREAKFAST, DINNER)
OCTOBER 7: THE HARDIMAN, CO. GALWAY
Today we take the ferry to Inis Mor, the largest of the Aran Islands where your guide for the day, Dara Molloy, will meet you. Dara is a Celtic priest, monk and druid. Since 1985 he has lived as a Celtic monk on Inis Mór, the largest of the Aran Islands. His life on the island began as a hermit in a small traditional cottage. Having left the Roman Catholic priesthood, Dara married Tess Harper. Together in the mid-1990s they created a Celtic spiritual centre. He has a lifelong interest in Celtic spirituality and Celtic monasticism and will guide you throughout the island today sharing his vast knowledge and immersing you in pre-Christian and Christian spirituality. Enjoy your open evening exploring the port city of Galway including its wonderful pubs, fish and chips, and music. (BREAKFAST)
OCTOBER 8: THE LAKE HOTEL, KILLARNEY, CO. KERRY
This morning travel South through the unique Burren region where you will stop at the Burren Centre in Kilfenora. Then immerse yourself in the magic of the hidden Burren with Marie McGauran, a native qualified walking guide who leads heritage, nature and spiritual walks in this National Park. From here it's on to Bunratty Castle and Folk Village to visit the Castle and their wonderful 19th Century Folk Park. We spend the next 2 nights at the beautiful Lake Hotel in Killarney. (BREAKFAST, DINNER)
OCTOBER 9: THE LAKE HOTEL, KILLARNEY, CO. KERRY
Today we will be joined by Irish shamanic practitioner and teacher, Amantha Murphy, as you visit the glorious Dingle Peninsula with its wealth of Megalithic, Neolithic and early Christian sites. Dingle is one of the few places that still speak the native language. One of Dingle’s earlier names is ‘Duibhne’ an ancient Goddess and the peninsula ‘Corca Dhuibhne’. You will visit some Ogham stones, Gobnuit’s Well, Beehive huts, the multilayered Reask Monastic site and Kilmalkedar church with its ancient Sun Stone. There is something magical about the Dingle peninsula and you can feel yourself being drawn into the energies running deep within the earth. With the call of the sea abundant around you, you can understand how the early monks found this place so appealing. You will later return to Killarney allowing you to enjoy an independent dinner followed by some traditional Irish music in Killarneys' many quaint and welcoming pubs or enjoy the explore the grounds of our hotel with its outdoor hot tub and optional spa services. (BREAKFAST)
OCTOBER 10: WOODLANDS HOTEL AND SPA, ADARE, CO. LIMERICK
This morning we visit the award winning Lough Gur Heritage Centre in Co. Limerick. This site dates to the Stone Age - over 6000 years of history. Continue on to Ireland's largest stone circle - Grange - 4 miles from the heritage centre. It is the largest standing stone circle in Ireland, 150 feet in diameter and enclosed by 113 standing stones. The largest stone is Rannach Chruim Duibh (Crom Dubh’s Division) and is over 13 feet high and weighs 40 tons. We will gather in ceremony at this ancient stone circle to give our thanks to the spirit of this beautiful land for the journey we have completed together. Our last destination is the pretty village of Adare with its traditional thatched-roof cottages. Enjoy the afternoon strolling through the village and completing any last-minute shopping. We come together for a farewell dinner as our time together comes to close. (BREAKFAST, DINNER)
OCTOBER 11: TRAVEL TO HOME
A private transfer will be provided to Shannon Airport for your flight back home. (BREAKFAST)
Your Vacation in Ireland is over, but the memories will last a lifetime!
$4799 based on double occupancy if paid by cash, check or bank withdrawal.
$4949 if paying with credit or debit card.
Single Supplement: $1200
Airfare not included.
A minimum of 10 participants is required for this tour to operate. If the trip is cancelled due to insufficient number of participants you will receive refund of your land costs paid to Golden Light Healing. All reservations are subject to availability. Please note: This tour requires a fair amount of walking and participants will need a medium fitness level to fully participate. Persons with health or psychiatric problems may find this program physically or mentally trying. We recommend that in case of doubt, a physician or mental health professional be consulted.
$4799 if all payments made by check, bank transfer or cash; $4949 if payment made by credit or debit card. All prices are per person based on double occupancy. Single occupancy accommodations are available for an additional $1200. A $750 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your reservation. Final payment is due 100 days prior to the starting date of the trip.
Written cancellation notice is required. Cancellations after payment of the deposit or balance are subject to the following penalties:
· greater than 100 days--$750 initial deposit is forfeited
· between 99-31 days—50% of the total tour price is forfeited
· Less than 30 days—100% of total tour price is forfeited
No refunds will be made for no-shows or any other unused services irrespective of whether they form part of the inclusive tour price or are in respect of pre-booked optional arrangements.
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Register for our 2022 Mists of Ireland Tour by July 31, 2021 and receive your choice of $125 off the price of the trip or a $150 Gift Certificate to be used for future workshops, sessions or products in our shop.