Monthly Archives: November 2015

Carrowcrory Cottage – Part 2

Carrowcory Cottage - Claire

“In the midst

of that deep night

I was awoken by

the screeching fox

and the night

was so fragrant and silent

said I couldn’t bear

to let it pass in slumber”

 

“Symbolic” by Claire Roche

http://www.clairerochemusic.com/

Claire’s music brought many of the Pilgrims to tears.  She sat there, unable to do much else.  This magical creature was so talented, yet so humble.

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http://www.sidhe-writes.com/blog/2015/10/18/carrowcrory-cottage-part-2-scones-and-harps

 

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Carrowcrory Cottage – part 1

“Welcome!  Welcome!”, he said.  His arms open wide, he gestured toward the cottage.  “Go on up. I’ll be right there.”

The Pilgrims gathered outside, taking photos and chatting quietly.  Soon, they were taken though and out to the back garden, where the tree labyrinth was waiting.

Carrowcory Cottage - the chair

What else did Carrowcrory Cottage have in store?  Find out here :

http://www.sidhe-writes.com/blog/2015/10/18/carrowcrory-cottage-part-1-the-tree-labyrinth

 

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Sitting in complete darkness is but one aspect of the dance.

You will be cold.  Chilled to the bone.  Brought to the cusp of death, sat at the precipice, pushed to the edge.  You will have to make your way back.  Kicking and screaming, if need be.”

Morrigan's Cave

When my Pilgrimage brought me to Oweynagat Cave, I wasn’t certain what to expect.  Although I did not physically descend into the darkness, my experience was profound and I came away a changed person.

Read more here :

http://www.sidhe-writes.com/blog/2015/10/18/sitting-in-complete-darkness-is-but-one-aspect-of-the-dance

 

 

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With courage fill my heart

Maeve's Mound framed - photo by Sky

Maeve’s Mound – photo by Sky F.  https://skyaisling.wordpress.com/

She stood on the hill, the mound in the distance.  Here, she was told the legend of Queen Maeve (Madb) and how she ruled Connacht.  Maeve’s Sovereignty was not bestowed upon her.  She stood firmly in it, embraced it, lived and breathed it.

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http://www.sidhe-writes.com/blog/2015/10/18/with-courage-fill-my-heart

 

 

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The Cailleach at Carrowmore

Everywhere you turned, the Goddess had left Her mark.

Carrowmore - footprint

Read about my time at Carrowmore here :

http://www.sidhe-writes.com/blog/2015/10/17/the-cailleach-at-carrowmore

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The Climb to Carrowkeel

The narrow, winding roads

speak of a time so ancient

and a way of life so foreign

that we,

the current form

of humankind,

was not even a hint

of the tiniest whisper

of a dream

Carrowkeel

Read the rest of my post here :

http://www.sidhe-writes.com/blog/2015/10/17/the-climb-to-carrowkeel

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Heapstown – Airmid’s Cairn

The thistle calls out to me

more of a scream than a whisper

you’ll never smell a sweeter blossom

you’ll never feel a more painful sting

Heapstown Cairn - the thistle

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