Irish Lore, Song & Spirit
Temple House Retreat... a week-long immersion in Irish-Celtic lore, mythology, music, and mysteries in the heart of Ireland's Grail mysteries.
~ July 11 - 18, 2024 ~
We have rented the entire 1,100-acre estate for the week of July 11-18, 2024.
We are going to play, pray, sing, share stories, and practice yoga & qigong, while receiving lovely
visits from Irish seanchaí, healers, poets, musicians, bards, and so much more.
Do you wanna play?!
-Shanakee, Sligo, Ireland-
John "the Bard" Whitaker - ogham lore & poetry
Claire Roche - Celtic harp & songs
Sinead de Burca - Celtic sound bath
Catmelodeon - Trad music
Tírnan O'Rourke - Soulful songs of the selkies
And more to be announced soon!
Irish Grail Illumination Ceremony
in the ancient beech grove fairy dun on the Temple House estate
Come celebrate our second annual retreat at Temple House. The Grove of the Light of Erin is happy to welcome you to join us for a week in Ireland for a deep immersion in the lore of Ireland and her people at Temple House - an 1,100-acre sanctuary of ancient forests, fairy mounds, a Knights Templar castle, a private lake, walled gardens, wetlands, rivers, ruins, and miles of meandering forested trails.
Temple House stewards the crossroads of multiple lay lines and was home to the Knights Templar as their westernmost European outpost. In continuum, the Perceval family has been stewarding Temple House for nearly 400 years. The estate sits at the center of the ancient cauldron and grail mysteries of Ireland near Sligo, which is also the oldest human-inhabited area in Ireland.
We are renting the entire house and estate for this immersion. We are welcoming up to 22 amazing souls to join us at Temple House. Feeling the timeless call of the Light of Erin and the deep mysteries of Ireland? Join us in July 11-18, 2024!
Also consider joining us for the pilgrimage walk from Rath Cruachain to Croagh Patrick for Reek Sunday! The optional pilgrim walk is 100 miles and will begin after this retreat (July 20 - July 28).
At Temple House, we will not only hear more from local seanchaí, or lore keepers, and musicians, but we will also experience directly via pilgrimage into the sacred landscape, learn/share songs/stories, participate in ritual, dive into the Summerlands via pathworkings/meditations, listen to the land, and oh so much more!
We will share in morning experiences together in the Great Hall, including qigong, yoga, dance, and breathwork. Afternoons will be either free, or with optional day trips onsite or to regional sacred sites such as Ben Bulben, Carrowkeel, Knocknarea, Hill of Kesh, Knocknashee, and others (to be updated soon). Other options for afternoon free time include wondering the estate, signing up for a massage or healing arts session from one of the members of the Grove of the Light of Erin, taking a rowboat out on Templehouse Lake, or participating in short immersion workshops such as ogham-tree identification or traditional crafts.
Céad míle fáilte mo rúnsearc!
July 11-18, 2024
1-week immersion in the Irish-Celtic mysteries
Infusion w/ Trad musicians, seanchaí, healers, crafters, and more
if $500.00 deposit is received before March 31, 2024
$3,500.00 if deposit received after March 31, 2024
Additional $900.00 for a single room (when still available)
Transportation to and from Dublin Airport to Temple House
Shared accommodations (single rooms +$900)
Rooms will be assigned on first come, first served basis
Twin and Double/Queen/King beds available
All bedrooms are ensuite (except one)
All breakfasts at Temple House
5 dinners/5 lunches at Temple House
Two off-site visits to regional sacred sites
Céilí dance with Trad musicians
Evenings of story telling with seanchaí
Celtic sound bath and journey
Evening of Irish poetry and Celtic harp concert
Chanting & singing by the hearth
Massage and healing (extra cost)
Woad dyeing homemade nettle clothing
Morning qigong/yoga/dance, pathworking meditations, writing
3 afternoons free