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Hill of Tara, Ireland

Experiencing Ireland’s Sacred Places: Hill of Tara, Soul of Ireland

Experiencing Ireland’s Sacred Places: Hill of Tara, Soul of Ireland

Hill of Tara, Ireland ,

Among Ireland’s plethora of national landmarks, the Hill of Tara holds a place of singular importance in the island’s mythological and historical past, earning the nickname ‘The Soul of Ireland.’ This 500-foot hillside overlooking the Boyne River Valley in County Meath initially appears to be a barren landscape scattered with protruding stones and giant anthills

Experiencing Ireland's Sacred Places: Glendalough, Walking the Valley of Two Lakes

Experiencing Ireland’s Sacred Places: Glendalough, Walking the Valley of Two Lakes

Experiencing Ireland’s Sacred Places: Glendalough, Walking the Valley of Two Lakes

Experiencing Ireland's Sacred Places: Glendalough, Walking the Valley of Two Lakes ,

They say the scenery of Glendalough is most beautiful on two occasions: when the sun shines, and when the mist falls. I cannot attest to its beauty when the sun is shining, though I’m sure the tree-laden hills and the still lakes are magnificent with the warming rays upon them; but when the mist falls

Experiencing Ireland's Sacred Places: Glendalough

Experiencing Ireland’s Sacred Places: Glendalough

Experiencing Ireland’s Sacred Places: Glendalough

Experiencing Ireland's Sacred Places: Glendalough ,

Glendalough, Ireland Glendalough (translated “Land of Two Lakes”) in County Wicklow, Ireland is situated in such a naturally beautiful location that the country has protected over 20,000 hectares acres of the area, known as the Wicklow Mountains National Park. One simple way to visit this special park is to take the bus, called St. Kevins, that leaves

Experiencing Ireland's Sacred Places: Downpatrick, Northern Ireland

Experiencing Ireland’s Sacred Places: Downpatrick, Northern Ireland

Experiencing Ireland’s Sacred Places: Downpatrick, Northern Ireland

Experiencing Ireland's Sacred Places: Downpatrick, Northern Ireland ,

In Search of Saint Patrick Like flocks of sheep scattered among the hills, history and legend link numerous places throughout the Emerald Isle to Saint Patrick. . This presented a challenge for Culture Honey Touring when we traveled to Ireland last June to handpick sites for the Celtic Way Pilgrimage we are hosting this September. Our

Experiencing Ireland's Sacred Places: Clonmacnoise

Experiencing Ireland’s Sacred Places: Clonmacnoise

Experiencing Ireland’s Sacred Places: Clonmacnoise

Experiencing Ireland's Sacred Places: Clonmacnoise ,

“In a quiet water’d land…stands Saint Kieran’s city fair; And the warriors of Erin in their famous generations Slumber there.” Along the banks of the Shannon River, the ruins of Clonmacnoise stand as silent witness to a once thriving monastic city, ‘Ciaran’s City Fair.’ Founded between 544 and 549 AD, Clonmacnoise became one of the

St. Columba's Well, Durrow, Ireland

Saints of Ireland: Columba Beckons a Deeper Journey

Saints of Ireland: Columba Beckons a Deeper Journey

St. Columba's Well, Durrow, Ireland ,

June 9th is the Feast Day of Saint Columba. Columba – or Columcille as he is known in Ireland  – was a 6th-century monk who played a major role in the spread of Christianity and the development of the Celtic church in Ireland and Scotland. His achievements have earned him the distinction of Patron Saint