Join us on a mystical spiritual adventure as we travel Sacred Mystical Ireland with Finbarr Ross, a native of the Emerald Isle and author of Sacred Mystical Journey – A life Journey from Tragedy to Triumph. Finbarr is a modern-day spiritual alchemist and a 21st-century mystic, whose consciousness-raising and unifying work has inspired many. His wisdom, love, courage, and spiritual insight have helped change lives and awaken the truth of who we are – that no matter where you are in life, you can triumph.
As you travel Sacred Mystical Ireland, Finbarr will lead us in ceremony, ritual, and meditation, awakening us to a new level of Awakened Consciousness, spiritual wisdom, self discovery, self-realization, and the Ascension process. As we quest, we will discover Celtic mysticism and illumination, awakening us to the beauty of our soul and a land steeped in mysticism.
Experience the perfect mix of the magical, the mystical, the familiar, and the uncommon. Re-awaken as we explore the hidden realms during the day and are delighted with evenings of entertainment shared with old and new friends.
As we travel the pathway of this inter-dimensional land, we will experience and connect with our awakened self and the ancient etheric mystery school over Tara and other sacred sites in Ireland.
Ireland has a Virgo soul and a Piscean personality. It is known as the land of the Goddess, connected to the Druids, Atlanteans, Pharaohs, and Pleiadians. It is also the center point of the three fold golden flame which connects Tara with the Great Pyramid and Lake Titicaca, as consciousness was birthed in Egypt and spread to Greece and then to the Druids who added delight to being conscious.
As we travel Sacred Mystical Ireland, we will experience a land rich in culture, beauty, Celtic spirituality, legend, and myth. Ireland is renowned for its holy places, sacred to the Druids who taught and lived here; a land where Celtic culture was illuminated and thrived. Our spiritual travel and adventure will be enchanted by the folklore and fairy tales of Ireland as we immerse ourselves in this beautiful land with ancient sacred sites which hold so much wisdom.
After passing through immigration in Dublin at 9:30 a.m., we begin our adventure.
First, travel a short distance to the center of Dublin, where we discover the charm of the city as we embark on a brief walking tour. We will visit the many historical sites including Christ Church Cathedral, National Museum of Ireland, and Trinity College, home of the "Book of Kells".
Then, enjoy country hospitality when we arrive at our hotel. There we will be served a delightful meal in a quiet, peaceful atmosphere, retiring early to relax and refresh ourselves after our long journey.
Overnight in our hotel in Co. Meath. (B, D)
Today we will experience the Boyne Valley. We will visit three ancient temples. These sites are older than the pyramids of Egypt and their uniqueness will astound you. Each temple was carefully built to be aligned to the sun. Some believe these are remnants of the Atlantean civilization.
At Newgrange, we'll view the enormous stones etched with ancient art that surround the temple. As we enter the temple, we will experience its energy as the ancients did before us. On winter solstice, the sun rises in perfect alignment, casting a beam of light down the center of the temple.
Next, we'll travel on to Knowth, which consists of one large temple surrounded by more than eighteen satellite structures believed to be tombs. Ancient kings once ruled from this site.
Hill of Slane and more.
Overnight in our hotel in Co. Meath. (B, D)
This morning we will visit and experience Loughcrew with its magnificent Cairns, also known as Slive Na Callaigh or the 'Hill of the Witch'. The central and biggest Cairn is known as Cairn T. The largest kerbstones are near the entrance to the tomb. A large stone in the northern part of the kerb is known by three names, 'Chair of the Witch', 'the Chair of Queen Tailtiu' and 'Queen Maeve'. Here, you will sit on the chair to receive your personal message from Queen Maeve. This site is aligned to the spring and autumn equinoxes. Travel to Tara for lunch.
In the afternoon, we visit Tara, one of the most venerated places in early Ireland. Tara is one of the largest Celtic monuments in Europe. In ancient Celtic spirituality and mythology, Tara was revered as a dwelling place of the gods. Tara now is the heart of the three fold golden flame of Illumination and much more with its etheric school, etc. Here, we will have a special ceremony opening wider the inter-dimensional gateway taking us to a greater place of conscious awareness as we climb the stairway of ascension.
We will have time to visit a Tara gift shop, featuring all things Celtic. In the evening, we will travel to Glendalough where we'll enjoy a beautiful dinner.
Overnight near Glendalough for 3 nights. (B, D)
The little people are sure to touch our hearts in Glendalough. Here, we will be enchanted by feelings of joy, love, and peace as we walk the well-traveled and the lesser traveled paths through this ancient monastery. This exceptional place, Glen of the Two Lakes, is the only surviving example of an entrance to an early Irish monastery and university.
As we stroll through this ancient Celtic spiritual power site, we will be encouraged to take in the calmness and natural beauty. Here, we will connect with the beauty of the heart and the perfect balance of the masculine and feminine within each of us. This is a place of sacred balance and awareness.
During our stay in Glendalough, we will have some time for a group ceremony and individual and group meditations, reflections, and integration, as well as talks and discussions about the energies of Awakened Consciousness in 2022.
As we walk through this picturesque valley, we will encounter Trinity Church, St. Mary's Church, Reffert Church, the main complex, the Green Road, lakes, streams, St. Kevin's Cell, St. Kevin's Well, and much, much more.
We will also experience a night of traditional Celtic song and dance.
Overnight in our hotel in Glendalough. (B, D)
In the early morning, we say goodbye to Glendalough and travel to Kildare.
Here, we will visit the Flame of Saint Brigid. Saint Brigid is believed to have been a Druidic priestess who converted to Christianity. Her flame burned for over a thousand years prior to the English reformation. The flame was rekindled in 1993 by the Brigidine sisters. People who visit the holy well often tell stories of miraculous healings and divine inspiration.
After lunch, we'll depart for Killarney where we will overnight for 3 nights. (B, D)
Today, we will take an early morning departure for Killarney National Park where we will visit the beautiful Torc Waterfall. We will also stop at Muckross House to view the house and the gardens. You may choose to rent a jaunting car and journey back in time as you explore the mystical grounds, waterfall, and magical forest. Some have reported seeing a leprechaun or two.
Later, we will wander through an ancient abbey and experience the mystically powerful energies of the yew tree. Free time to explore.
Overnight in our hotel in Killarney. (B, D)
Our journey continues as we visit the Dingle Peninsula and the mystical Gallarus Oratory with its inscribed stone. The Gallarus Oratory is one of the finest examples of an early Celtic Christian church. The small oratory was built of large cut stones neatly fitted together to resemble an upturned boat.
Later in the day, we'll experience Kilmalkedar Church and Cross, Ogham Stone, Alphabet Stone, Sundial, and St. Brendan's House. The early history of the site is associated with Saint Maolcethair who died in 636 AD. It is also the starting point of 'the Way of the Saints', which takes you to the top of Mount Brandon along the old pilgrims' path. We'll visit ancient beehive huts and experience how ancient communities lived.
Tonight, we will overnight in Killarney, where we'll enjoy a fun-filled evening with a wonderful dinner. (B, D)
Today is not for the faint of heart! We'll travel by boat to the breathtaking sanctuary of Skellig Michael (weather permitting) located 8 miles off the southwest coast of Ireland. You may choose to climb the 620 steps to the top to view the monastic remains and beehive huts used as living quarters and community buildings. Saint Michael's Church and a small area known as The Monk's Garden are situated on a series of panoramic terraces. If you choose to make the trek, you will be rewarded with breathtaking views. In the afternoon, we will return to Portmagee for an Irish lunch at the Moorings.
We will continue our travel to our hotel in the exquisite seaside town of Glengarriff where we'll take in the local color, spend two nights, do some fine dining, and listen to traditional Irish music.
Overnight in Glengarriff for 3 nights. (B, D)
Today, we will experience the exquisite seaside town of Glengarriff, where we'll take in the local color.
First, we'll visit Garnish Island, a subtropical paradise, a remarkable place on a 37-acre island reachable only by boat from the village of Glengarriff. The gardens were created in 1911 and are the joint work of John Bryce, then owner of the island, and Harold Peto, architect and garden designer. The signature area of the garden is undoubtedly the Italian Casita, overlooking a formal pool in an area lushly planted with fuchsias, camellias, myrtles and scented rhododendrons. It also has am amazing temple where we will do a ceremony.
From here, we'll travel to Kenmare to explore its sacred stone circle associated with the goddess and sacred dance. Here, you can take part in a ritual, getting in touch with the past which awakens us to the energy of the now. We will experience sacred dance at these stones as our ancestors may have done thousands of years before us on May Day.
We will then journey to the enchanting valley of Gougane Barra, St. Finbarr's first settlement on the shores of a beautiful lake. We'll visit St. Finbarr's Oratory and walk the grounds of the old monastery, feeling its energies and sacredness. Our stay in Glengarriff will be a time of weaving the energies of sacred sites with our group and doing personal energetic work.
Free time to explore and shop.
Overnight in our hotel in Glengarriff. (B, D)
Today, we have an early departure as we travel to the Drombeg stone circle known as the ‘Druid's Altar’. This special site is aligned with the Winter Solstice. Starting at Winter Solstice (for 3 days), the sun disappears behind the hill on the horizon and then reappears in the lower valley. At the point of reappearance, the stone circle is dramatically illuminated. Remember; don’t sit on a Druid altar unless you can handle the vibrations!
In the afternoon, we'll travel to Blarney, where we will settle into our hotel or shop at the Blarney Woollen Mills. You may visit Blarney Castle and optionally kiss the Blarney Stone. Here, we'll experience the beauty of Blarney and its ancient Druid heritage. In Rock Close, ask the giant Dolmen if it still rocks. Maneuver the Wishing Steps and have your dream come true. Experience the sacredness at the altar of the Druids or stand in their ancient circle. Will we see the Witch as she pokes the ashes of her kitchen fire? Are there fairies at the bottom of the garden? We can, of course, just simply marvel at the unrivaled beauty that Mother Nature so generously sets before us.
Overnight in our hotel near Blarney. (B, D)
Today, we will visit the Rock of Cashel, an ancient royal site of the kings of Munster; a place of power and mysticism. Its origins date back to the 4th or 5th centuries as a center of power. Two of the most famous people of Irish legend are associated with the Rock of Cashel: St. Patrick, who according to legend, arrived in Cashel in 432 AD and baptized King Aengus who became Ireland’s first Christian ruler. The second is Brian Boru, crowned High King here in 990. He was the only king who was able to unite all of Ireland under one ruler. Today It has a 12th-century round tower, a high cross, and the ruins of a Romanesque chapel - Cormac's Chapel - one of the earliest churches built in the Romanesque style. The 13th-century Gothic cathedral without aisles was built between 1230 and 1270. There is also a 15th-century castle and the Hall of the Vicars at the entry point to the ecclesiastical compound. In the museum house in the Hall is where the original Cross of St. Patrick can be found.
In the afternoon, we'll travel to our hotel at Dublin Airport for an Irish farewell dinner and overnight at the hotel in Dublin Airport. (B, D)
Today, we say our farewells and depart for home, grateful for all that we encountered and experienced.