Category Archives: Mystical Sites

St. Patrick’s and St. Patrick’s – Twins, Curses and Blessings in Armagh

This gallery contains 4 photos.

Coming into Armagh from the Monaghan Road one gets a dramatic view of the city skyline, especially at twilight. The view is dominated by two buildings on two hills – St. Patrick’s Cathedral and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Both are diocesan … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , ,

The Dark Hedges – County Antrim

This gallery contains 1 photo.

The Dark Hedges refers to an avenue of Beech trees in County Antrim. The trees are now over 200 years old and have become one of the most photographed places in all of Northern Ireland. Planted by the Stuart Family … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

St. Patrick’s Chair – Make A Wish

This gallery contains 10 photos.

The old County Tyrone legend states that if you sit in St. Patrick’s Chair located in the Altadaven Wood, and make a wish – that wish will come true within one year. Mine did.  But I’m not telling .. because … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Kildare – St. Brigid’s Holy Well (Tobar Bride)

This gallery contains 1 photo.

Legend tells us that St Brigid was born near Kildare to a slave mother who was a Christian and very sickly. As a child, Brigid persuaded the Druid master to free her mother which in turn freed Brigid to enter … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Famine Memorial in Dublin – Walking in Two Worlds

This gallery contains 8 photos.

Of all the Famine Memorials I’ve seen in Ireland, the one in Custom House Quay in Dublin’s Docklands is the most moving.  Life-size sculptures of  gaunt, listless peasants stand almost as if in slow motion … wandering down the quay. … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

A Walk to Athassel Priory

This gallery contains 6 photos.

written by John Cash about the road that connects Cashel to the town of Golden where Athassel Priory is located.   A medieval road that has so many stories to tell, stories of laughter, love, terror, murder & life. In … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

7 Sites in Northern Ireland that Feed the Soul

This gallery contains 6 photos.

I remember visiting Northern Ireland in the days when the military occupied the border equipped with machine guns and combat gear.  I loved the north just as much then as I do now that the army, barbed wire and weapons … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

An Ephipany in Ireland – Why do I Keep Going Back?

This gallery contains 3 photos.

Every year we travel to Ireland with a few guests and we share with them some of our favorite thin places, mystical places where the veil between the two worlds is thin.  I’ve been traveling to Ireland for the last … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

Remembering Heroes and the Children of Lir

This gallery contains 7 photos.

Lir was the Lord of the Sea, in the days of the Tuatha de Danann.  He had four children – a daughter, Fionnualla and three sons – Aodh and twins Conn and Fiachra.  His wife died when the children were … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , ,

Thin Places: Irish Gateways to the Otherworld

This gallery contains 1 photo.

Thin Places: Irish Gateways to the Otherworld, by Mindie Burgoyne will published in 2014. The book is approximately 85,000 words and focuses on places where the veil between this world and the eternal world is thin.  These could be places … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , ,