It’s a bone-chilling Irish morning and I awake to the dim energy of the sun trying to rise — injecting a pinkish hue into the end of my slumber. My 19th century bedroom chamber is dark and cold, but it’s time to get ready for my date with the Queen of Aran. I layer up for the journey ahead of me — two sets of long underwear, sweaters, hat, gloves, wool socks, puffy … [Read more...] about Wild Tory Island — the magic of remote Ireland
Photos that make me yearn for the old sod — County Donegal, Ireland
Welcome to County Donegal, located in the wild Northwestern section of the Republic of Ireland. Half of my heritage hails from this part of the world, and I feel a strong sense of connection to this especially mystic region of the Emerald Isle. From North Atlantic surf crashing onto broad sandy beaches to the dramatic contrasts between tranquil lakes and lofty mountains, the … [Read more...] about Photos that make me yearn for the old sod — County Donegal, Ireland
Newgrange Ireland winter solstice. What it’s like to experience the shortest day of the year in a Stone Age neolith.
My Irish ancestors might've wandered the same hills throughout the Boyne Valley thousands of years ago, and I feel their energy as hundreds of kindred spirits join hands in a circle to honor the shortest day of the year with a minute of strikes on a ceremonial gong held by a woman dressed in white. The Newgrange Ireland winter solstice experience brings to life mystical vibes … [Read more...] about Newgrange Ireland winter solstice. What it’s like to experience the shortest day of the year in a Stone Age neolith.