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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...
Sacred Ireland Journey short version

Sacred Ireland Journey short version

We start our Sacred Ireland Journey in the Burren. This is one of the most feminine, fairy-filled landscapes in Ireland. Its vast expanse of soft, uniquely constructed limestone creates a reviving and mellow atmosphere. There are other inspiring landscapes in Ireland, and to contrast the magical Burren with some more legendary landscapes we visit County Sligo where Ben Bulben and Queen Maeve’s tomb fringe either side of the deep bay of Sligo. If you wish you may visit Croagh Patrick, the most culturally revered mountain in Ireland, en route. Croagh Patrick in County Mayo is almost pyramidical shaped and has been the focus of pilgrimage for centuries. It is believed to have been an important pagan site too, and the pleasant town of Westport lies nearby. The fairy glen in County Sligo is a hidden treasure not to be missed. It is a classic example of the way polarities work in nature to create a harmony. The tombs of Carrowmor and Carrowkeel align with many sites across Ireland. One important ley goes to Mount Sinai! This tour covers a vast period of monuments from some of the earliest prehistoric cairns in Europe to early Christian sites. We witness glorious natural sites too where there are exquisite energies. These are often perceived fairy sites. The monuments visited are complex and I will offer you some interpretation based on my knowledge of ley lines and earth energies. However, I am there primarily to facilitate and deepen your own experience of the sites. The tour does not cover vast distances, giving you a chance to chill out and refresh yourselves within the relative brevity of the tour: 4 days.   4...