Fairy places in the Burren
There is an abundance of fairy places in the Burren. I believe the area is the veritable fairy hub of Ireland. Because of such a high density of fairy forts and raths, caves, fairy trees and hidden waters, you can more easily access the elementals. And the underground waters amplify the intense atmosphere of the landscape. As if by magic, rivers wind and disappear into the ground with no warning – then every Spring, as the water recedes, “swallow holes” appear where the water has tunnelled a new underground route to the sea beyond the mountains.
Explore the Burren
Lying in County Clare and County Galway, the Burren is a wild region traversed by minor, twisting roads that lead nowhere in particular! Thus it really helps to explore it with a guide who knows the hidden unspoilt spots. So come and explore the true nature of the Burren with local author and healer Jackie Queally. In order to get a true flavour of the Burren we select a range of experiences and sites for you, depending on where you are staying and your particular interests. Normally we can either meet in Kinvara or Gort. (although should you prefer Jackie to drive to you Contact Earthwise in the first instance.) As always, your tour itinerary is flexible according to your fitness levels for walking on rough ground and your preferred time spent in car travel.
Exploring Ley Lines
Have you heard of ley lines? These are alignments of ancient monuments, more modern artefacts and natural sites over a local or wider landscape. Often the leys reflect an intensity of earth energies. In fact, the ley lines in the Burren form a significant earth grid, as researched in Jackie’s well-liked book Spirit of the Burren. Often the ley lines cross over places where legends and events have taken place. Therefore, we visit a range of prehistoric monuments, ancient settlements and places associated with legends that are situated on these ley lines. And listen to tales of the De Danaan, Fionn MacCool and enigmatic Christian early saints who intuited these leys.
To help you prepare for your trip, many of the features and tales are covered in Jackie’s books on the Burren.
Dowsing Ley lines and Water lines
Naturally, our Burren tour helps you connect more with the exquisite earth energies of the Burren. Hence we learn to dowse the ley lines and water lines, because that is a great way to connect with the land. It helps you use your intuition, which is vital. Jackie has taught countless people to dowse ley lines on her tours. When using the dowsing rods, often people let go of the notion of time. So why not have some fun and relaxation learning to dowse (“divine” as it is alternatively called) at sites?
Become more Curious, and more Present!
To help you sense the fairy energies, Jackie can use appropriate instruments of sounds at holy wells and other quiet sites. For instance, the gong and drum often bring you into the present moment, enhancing your experience of the fairy energies on site. Indeed, being present is an intrinsic part of any spiritual tour of the Burren.
Hidden Sites on your Burren Tour
Once again, Jackie endeavours to take you to the less visible spots. Of course, if you want to stop at any main tourist spots we can arrange it. However, if at all possible we recommend you do these on another day to maximize your time spent in the natural beauty and serenity of the Burren, an international geopark.
Finally. don’t forget to buy the excellent full colour/GPS guide to the Burren available in our online shop. The Burren Trails is a 170 page unique guide to the Burren and can be a valuable momento of the region for you.
Full day (7 hours) £210 for car groups up to 4 / £170 individual. Half day (3.5 hours) €110 1- 2 people €130 3 people €140 4 people in car(s). Non refundable deposit £50
Larger groups by arrangement. Contact Earthwise with your dates.
GUIDE BOOKS AVAILABLE written by Jackie