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Secrets of W B Yeats Landscape

Secrets of W B Yeats Landscape

The W B Yeats Landscape surrounds the town of Gort in the Burren Lowlands in County Galway. The limestone region hosts a mysterious river that keeps disappearing and reappearing. There are some wonderful rare geological formations to explore as well as some ancient holy sites. We visit a deep river cave and a series of collapsed caves in beautiful woodland. This is part of the WB Yeats Landscape as he used to picnic here with his benefactor Lady Gregory. Here you can hear the healing sounds of the drum and gong played to add to the atmosphere and help you merge with the wonders of nature. A Mysterious River Further up a magical tiny road that follows the river Beagh, we stop at hidden sites such as a holy well and a church that has been there since at least the ninth century. This church was probably part of a longer pilgrimage route to Holy Island on Lough Derg. We can dowse the water and energy lines too. Next along the road is a delightful thatched cottage whose owner invites you for tea and great home baked goods in her sheltered courtyard. Finally we can explore and learn the sad history of a Mass rock and “bullaun” set in a stone circle close to an old settlement long gone. A Writer’s Inspiration If you want to extend this tour to a full day you can have lunch in Coole Park, former estate of Lady Gregory and walk through the dry turlough in Summer to the adjacent native woodland of Garrylands. This all the old haunt of Yeats and so is...
Tour Ireland’s sacred sites and magical lands May 14th-21st 2017

Tour Ireland’s sacred sites and magical lands May 14th-21st 2017

Ireland Spring Tour 2017   followed by Scotland tour May 21st – 28th 2017   Contact Jackie Queally on 00 353 834117498 Or jackiequeally@gmail.com Skype name jackie.queally1 Please register your initial serious interest  Tour Ireland’s sacred sites and magical lands with myself and our hospitable driver and enjoy lively conversations with like-minded people.  So on the Irish tour we will will focus on monuments and places that link effortlessly into the fairy realms. Past cultures appreciated and utilised many of these sites for their earth energies. We will visit mystical places in the Burren, Galway Bay, and Yeats Country in both Galway and Sligo. Explore ancient cairns and fairy glens, holy wells and fairy forts, legendary caves, symbolic carvings and more. We end with the monuments of the Boyne Valley that are a culmination of Neolithic culture across the country; a fruition in consciousness. En route we can have fun divining ley lines, and I will introduce some sound and meditation techniques that help us become more fully present and aware of the deep peace of these places. I have been to all the sacred sites many times. They work together well as a whole experience. Come away refreshed and enlivened! More details to follow of prices. Rest assured they will be reasonable compared to other sacred site tours of Ireland. Places limited to a small group so book early! Register your interest here. I look forward to meeting you! Sunday 14th May Arrive in Dublin Airport previous night or early morning. Meet and drive west. Visit Lough Gur stone circle and mystical lake. Continue to Ennis for our accommodation and after settling enjoy an orientation to the Burren with author guide Jackie Queally....
Eco Mindfulness Tours Ireland

Eco Mindfulness Tours Ireland

These unique eco mindfulness tours start in Gort in South Galway, an area that W.B Yeats and many more recognized was strong in elementals (nature beings). Complete with very attractive maps of the area historical/literature notes Small groups of up to ten can explore the Burren Lowlands on electric bikes Groups of any size have the option of pooling their own cars. Larger groups can avail of a local minibus and additional driver. Overnight accommodation can be arranged at a variety of places, either at the Lady Gregory Hotel or at a local bed and breakfast in a prime location (either beside Kilmacduagh Round Tower (as seen on TV recently when singer Daniel O’Donnell stayed there!) or in a quite enchanting area close to the dolmen and fairy fort and wild woods of the nature reserve Garrylands. Enjoy learning to dowse (or “divine”) ley lines at an old monastery and Ireland’s tallest round tower Listen to the deep healing sounds of the gong and drum being played by sacred flowing waters and have a go at playing them yourself. Explore sites of great natural and archaeological beauty. Follow mindful meditations Engage in poetry-writing inspired by Yeats’ own poems at the sites he was inspired by Learn fascinating exercises to reconnect you to the living aspects of nature are offered. These eco mindfulness tours Ireland are unique in that they not only allow you to access hidden sites-such as a hidden dolmen (see photo), a fairy fort and wild woods. They also allow you to explore your own interior as you journey along the quiet routes at a slow relaxing pace. You will learn about the local heritage...
Spiritual tour of The Burren: backbone of the Burren, Wild Atlantic Way Ireland

Spiritual tour of The Burren: backbone of the Burren, Wild Atlantic Way Ireland

Explore the true nature of the Burren through a guided spiritual tour of the Burren in County Clare and County Galwy with local author Jackie Queally. If you want to explore the entire region of the Burren it would take you several days, as the Burren is a wild region traversed by minor, twisting roads that lead nowhere in particular! 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. Jackie can come to meet you at your accommodation and accompany you on the tour, or meet at the normal pick up points of Kinvara or Gort. Price will vary slightly according to distances involved. Contact Earthwise in the first instance. I'm still reflecting on all the inspirations you left me with. It's days after that I begin to realize you're doing really special work. Climbing up and down the rocks with you was probably the most special experience I had in Ireland. Melissa Huang San Francisco translator/editor Thanks again for everything we enjoyed the trip and certainly had some great laughs. Our favorite place there was the farmer’s land and the fairy circle in the Burren. Cindy Jensen California To help you connect with the earth energies of the Burren our spiritual tour of the Burren typically includes an opportunity to try your hand at using dowsing rods, so you can have some fun learning to dowse at sites. Jackie can offer sound therapy at a holy well and other quiet sites. The gong and drum both helps to expand your consciousness and enhances...