Category Archives: Sites on 2013

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

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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

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St. Patrick’s Chair – Make A Wish

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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

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7 Sites in Northern Ireland that Feed the Soul

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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

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

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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

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Optional Salmon Fishing Trip Added to 2013 Tour – Glen River, Donegal

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Dan Burgoyne will lead some guests on an optional salmon fishing excursion on Day 5 of the Discover the North 2013 tour.  Fishing will be in the Glen River in County Donegal, and will occur under the guidance of Angling … Continue reading

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Beltany Stone Circle – Thin Place in Co. Donegal

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If a thin place is one where the veil between this world and the eternal world is “thin,” then Beltany Stone Circle in County Donegal ranks as one of the thinnest or most mystical sites in all of Ireland. The … Continue reading

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White Park Bay on the Antrim Coast – Where the Sand Sings

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White Park Bay sits on the Antrim Coast between Ballintoy and the Giant’s Causeway. It’s a two-mile long, crescent shaped beach with a series of dunes that run up to a chalk cliff border.  The landscape is an ancient one, … Continue reading

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St. Columba and Glencolumbkille

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Glencolumkille is a rural parish in southwest County Donegal.  It is most known for its pilgrimage that honors the patron saint and protector of Donegal, St. Columba.  There are many variations of his name (Columbkille, Colmcille).  The Pilgrimage of St. … Continue reading

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Grianán of Aileach – the Sun Palace

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Grianán of Aileach or Grianán Ailligh is a cashel on the Inishowen Peninsula in County Donegal. It was the royal citadel of the northern Ui Néill  (O’Neills) from the 5th to 12th century. The Cashel The cashel dates to the … Continue reading

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Ardboe – Mystical Site on Enchanted Lough Neagh

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ARDBOE or Ard Bó  – a thin place in County Tyrone. In Irish the name means Height of the Cow. The Ardboe high cross stands 18 feet high on the shores of Lough Neagh. It has 20 scenes from the … Continue reading

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