Temple House Retreat
Week-long immersion in Irish-Celtic lore, mythology, music, and mysteries in Ireland
~ July 11 - 18, 2024 ~
Into the wilds tread we…Off ’round yonder tree.
In discovery of timeless fold and Celtic dreams the Fae behold.
Stand ye not on baseless hindrance; stand forth in sovereign en’trance.
Dreamers dreamed in braided grace; ’tis our time Her song embrace.
-Shanakee, Sligo, Ireland-
John "the Bard" Whitaker - ogham lore & poetry
Claire Roche - Celtic harp & songs
Candlelit Tales - Trad and story telling
Catmelodeon - Trad music
Tírnan O'Rourke - Soulful songs of the selkies
And more to be announced soon!
Irish Grail Alchemy Ceremony
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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 nd 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 90 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, ogham divination, and traditional crafts.
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 January 5, 2024
$3,250.00 if deposit received after Jan 5 and before February 31, 2024
$3,500.00 if deposit received after April 21, 2024
Additional $900.00 for a single room (when still available)
Transportation to and from Shannon 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
Evening of story telling with a seanchaí
Celtic sound bath and journey
Evening of Irish poetry and Celtic harp concert
Chanting & singing by the hearth
Massage and healing (extra cost)
Morning qigong/yoga/dance, pathworking meditations, writing
3 afternoons free