I returned to Holy Island Lough Derg after a gap of several years, armed with my dowsing map that I had created upon the last visit. I was delighted with the fact that the ley lines still seemed to be there, and more delighted still that the weather was beautiful for my private visit. I first followed a path to a mysterious monument known as the Confessional. This lies behind the main ancient cemetery. Unlike Clonmacnoise in a neighbouring county, most of the 84 carved burial stones have never been moved from their original position. The confessional was once covered and now its leaning jamb stones guard another stone that may once have held relics. I got the distinct sense that this was a point of entry for the ancestors here.
The round tower by St Caimin’s Church has many ley lines emanating from it that connect with other interesting monuments on the island. One of these lines traverses a series of old bullaun stones whose uses are unknown but more than likely served as sacred water fonts. Afterwards the line of energy goes to the southwest tip of the enclosure round St Bride’s Church in the south of the small island.
From there another line goes to the old holy well in the southwest. There is an incredible surge of energy at the entrance to this well. Ger Madden the seasoned boatmen and historian kindly gave me a bottle of its sacred water.
There are other powerful points on the island to explore, and on Sunday 20th September why not join me at my dowsing workshop in Mountshannon that includes a three hour trip across to this magical isle of saints and nature spirits? Apart from dowsing and enjoying the divine energies and peace this island offers, we will work with some specific intention exercises to energetically assist and protect this very important node of peace in Ireland.
Holy Island has been bought by the Irish government to develop for tourism so this may be one of your last chances to see it in its charm.
Saskia Byrne, editor of Otherwise, Ireland’s emerging magazine extraordinaire is kindly hosting the workshop with an organic lunch.
This day is only €60 + small fare to island. A €30 deposit to me on paypal secures your place.
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