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Connecting with the Spirits of Ireland

May 28-June 10 2020

Sligo ~ Donegal ~ Roscommon ~ Leitrim ~ Wicklow


Join me and 7-10 participants on a sacred and intimate journey connected with the landscape and
beauty of Ireland. This journey will focus on moving mindfully and with great reverence as we spend
time reflecting and becoming present to the wisdom of the land and the longings of our souls.

Northwest Ireland is one of the most beautiful and varied terrains in the country. Nestled between majestic mountains all around and flanked by the sea, it boasts breathtaking vistas from rocky cliffs to rolling hills and forty different shades of green. Can you even imagine such a feast for your eyes? Our excursion begins in County Sligo: home to poetry, magic and myth. Nobel laureate, poet and dramatist William Butler Yeats penned a number of poems from the inspiration he gleaned from the mountains, lakes and lore of his childhood home.

Our time together will be spent listening to the stories of Irish myth and folklore, meandering through labyrinths and gardens, and stopping at farmers markets and vintage cafes to sample the local fare. From the Carrowkeel Cairns to the Slieve League Cliffs, this journey will invite you to slow down, reflect and savor the energy and beauty all around you. There will be time for leisurely walks along the sea or atop a rocky cliff; time to curl up with your journal or a book on Irish lore; time to sip a cup of tea and nibble on a scone; we’ll even spend an afternoon at the Glencolumcille Woollen Mill.

In County Wicklow we will visit ancient wells, lakes, gardens and power spots allowing our deepest wisdom to be unveiled in the mystery of the Irish landscape. We’ll travel back roads through forest and glen, stopping to photograph a waterfall, ancient stones or a flock of sheep. The thing about Ireland is that it calls you to linger, to breathe deeply so that you can take in the spectacular scent of the damp, earthy peat. For me, that scent is truly a blessing.

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Prepare for your trip

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An adventurous spirit and a desire to connect deeply with yourself and Ireland is the best preparation for this journey. Other preparations that you can make are to read books and watch videos about Ireland. Learning about the culture and the landscape will inspire you and get you even more excited for our journey. Upon payment of your deposit, you’ll receive a detailed itinerary, a list of items you’ll need to pack, a health questionnaire so that I can be sure all of your needs are met and a participant agreement. This is a once in a lifetime, magical experience.

I hope you’ll join me!


Rates and Registration

Cost: $3,900

Airfare not included.
A non-refundable deposit of $700 is required to hold your place. 
Single supplement, add $600.

What’s Included

14 nights’ accommodation, double occupancy

A ride from Dublin Airport to County Wicklow

All of our personal guides

Breakfast, lunch and dinner excluding alcohol for all 13 days

Transportation to and from all sites

What’s Not Included

Airfare to and from Ireland

Airport departure taxes

Travel insurance in case you need to cancel the trip

Alcohol

Personal snacks and meals on the last day

Laundry, telephone calls from hotels

ARE YOU IN?


Review full booking terms & conditions.

 
 

CANCELLATION POLICY

Due to the need to reserve and pay for some services ahead of time,
cancellation must be made prior to April 1, 2020.
Your $700 deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.

CONNECTING WITH THE SPIRITS OF IRELAND FORMS

Confidential Health Questionnaire
Equipment List
Ireland Participant Agreement
 


I don’t know yet if I am changed permanently, but I am setting an intention to disengage from
what I can in my life that no longer resonates with me and spend more time in nature—bringing
it into the forefront of my experience so that I can cultivate and maintain the greater levels of
peace and contentment that I felt on this journey. This trip was inspiring and restorative on so
many levels. The focus on connecting with nature in a very intimate way helped me rekindle a
childlike part of myself that could dream, imagine, engage with wonder and experience myself as
connected to everything. The pace was perfect, with a balanced combination of active and
reflective times. It was completely soul satisfying.
— Sandra Leader, 2019 Connecting with the Spirits of Ireland participant
 
Charlene is masterful at creating an alchemical container and inviting participants to go as deep as they feel comfortable and/or led. I was changed by my time connecting with the spirits of Ireland. Enchanted by the fae folk? Perhaps. But I came home knowing that I had had a once-in-a-lifetime experience and now had an opportunity to change my life - no big changes, but to begin paying attention to my day-to-day life, to find the magic there, to come into relationship with the plants and the land right here at home.
— Robin Barre, Ireland, 2019