Would you like to visit the wild and ancient sites from Irish myth? Would you like to hear the old tales told right where they happened?
This retreat will run from 12th April -18th April 2023. It will be facilitated by Eimear Burke, Chosen Chief of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids and Seán Ó Gaoithín, Donegal Druid.
Following the success of the first retreat, which was highly praised by participants, we decided to run this again - not least because several attendees wanted to do it all over again!
Testimonials relating to the 2022 Retreat I thoroughly enjoyed my time with you all Seán, it's amazing how much we did and the quality of the experience. It will stay with me forever. Thanks again for to you and Eimear for all your hard work. Ron
An incredible journey with a wonderful group of people. Coming home felt like exiting the Otherworld. Thank you all so much for an enriching experience. 🥰C
I had an amazing time at this retreat last year. I would highly recommend it. Hoping to go again. Marsaille.
Overview Here is an opportunity to engage with the story of Bioróg, Ban Draoi, or Druidess. She represents one of Ireland's most ancient pre- De Danann influences.
It was Bioróg whose cleverness defeated evil King Balor to bring about the birth of Lugh, the Sun God of the Celtic peoples. It was she who saved his life when he was still a baby. It was Lugh who delivered the De Danann people from oppression and slavery at the hands of the Fomorians and slew their wicked King.
The retreat will involve a personal embodiment of the qualities of Bioróg the Druid. We will relive the myths on the sacred sites where they are set. We will explore them as stories and as heroic tales which relate to and heighten our everyday lives.
There will be visits to the various remarkable sites where archaeology and myth come together, Tory Island (Island Fortress of Balor), Bioróg’s Rock, Bioróg’s Cave, Poison Glen, Sliabh Lúgh (Errigal), a unique opportunity to deepen your connection in Mythic Landscape.
There will be music, poetry, storytelling, guided visits and sacred rituals.