Diarmuid Kilmartin, Aisling agus Seanchaí
Diarmuid is the laughter of water, the sigh of a summer breeze, the murmur of the setting sun over the sea, and a waking dream beckoning the seeker to Deeper Beauty. He dwells in the liminal places of our world. Diarmuid is a hermit singing with the wild birds and breathing the living air of mossy stones. If you seek him out, look to the edge of the sea where the white horses of Manannán play with selkies, quietly drift between the elders of the mist-cloaked ancient oak-beech-yew forests of the Mór Mumain, or listen to shuttlecock weaving the star archive of Fionntán into the contemporary world.
Diarmuid is Ireland's wayward son. A halfblood: his mother's line hails from Tobar an Choire and Beanfhada in County Sligo, Ireland, and historically from the barony of Clogher in County Tyrone. The Kilmartin's have served Ireland and North America as priestesses/oracles (more recently as Sisters of Charity), farmers, artisans, musicians, smiths, druids (later priests and bishops), scientists, engineers, and bards (several served as Ireland's chief brehon or ollamh). The dream of Sligo, Roscommon, Mayo, and Galway are ever at the edges of the forest of Diarmuid's mind and heart. His father's line hails from Tír na mBeo as sons and daughters of Fionnbharr and Úna, who have guarded the sídhe of Connacht since the beginning. Diarmuid serves Kathleen ni Houlihan in the promulgation of the beauty and freedom of all the children of Erin.
Mo grá on sí, mo grá
As a wayward son of Erin, he realizes the intensity of the cultural and spiritual starvation of the Children of Erin - seeking Home once again. As a son of Tír na mBeo, Diarmuid heeds the critical call of the emissaries of the eternal Light of Erin to solidify and reinforce the seamless integrity of the pathways between the multiverse. Diarmuid continues this ancient, yet timeless, service through dreams, visions, music, storytelling, pathworking, journeys, pilgrimage, songs, and chants. Look for some of Diarmuid's works in Inchanted Journeys blog, Tales from the Celtic Crypt.