Tour Price: $3489
July 27th – August 3rd, 2020
“Listen to the river and you will catch the fish.” Old Irish Proverb
Unique and Exclusive Spiritual Tour to Ireland
Connect to the Land of Eire and Celtic Spirituality
and join in on Celtic blessings and
poems, prayers, music and Celtic Chants
Join Carl Studna on a sacred photographic journey in Ireland and blend it with Celtic mysticism. Carl’s photography continues to deepen in feeling and revealing the sacred through the camera lens. NOW is the perfect time to join Carl on this powerful and enriching adventure! We will also be introduced to Celtic Spirituality and Celtic wisdom with poems, music, stories, chants, blessings and prayers of this ancient land. Allow the mystical Celtic Spirit to stir your imagination and nurture your heart to a world filled with mystery and natural wonder. Throughout our Celtic Journey, photography practices and insights will be woven into our daily experience to deepen in seeing and feeling life’s precious moments. Together there will be quiet time for contemplation and reflection allowing the landscape to offer its spirit, reveal its story and to give space for integration
Explore Bunratty castle, visit a sacred stone circle, travel to Doolin and then Ferry to the island of Inis Mor and hike up to the world heritage site of Dun Aonghasa Stay in Liscannor, a costal town near the Cliffs of Moher before crossing by ferry the Shannon river as we head south to the Dingle in County Kerry. Framed by its fishing port, the Dingle peninsula’s charming little ‘capital’ manages to be quaint without even trying. Dingle is also the “foodie” capital of Ireland. We will take the famous Slea Head Loop along the southern coast of the peninsula out to the Blasket island Center.
“Nature is a constant presence to the Irish that whispers gently and some times not so gently that life is here and now and oh so full of laughter and love.” Seamus
Day 1: Transfer – We will check into the Bunratty Castle Hotel, a short drive from the Shannon Airport. (First night is on your own to visit the castle or nearby pubs, just walking distance from the hotel.) Welcome to Bunratty Castle, the most complete and authentic medieval fortress in Ireland. Built in 1425, it was restored in 1954 to its former medieval splendor
Day 2: We will have our opening Celtic Gathering at Bunratty, County Clare (meeting at 9:30am) beginning your introduction to Celtic Spirituality. The details of your Celtic journey will be shared at this time. After lunch we will travel in our private coach into County Limerick to Ireland’s largest Stone Circle..
Day 3:This morning we will travel to the nearby town of Doolin. Situated on the “Wild Atlantic Way” and located on the eastern edge of the historic Burren in northwest county Claire, Doolin boasts of some of the most breathtaking scenery in Ireland. We will participate in a Celtic well ritual and receive a water blessing from Brigid’s Holy Well. Goddess Brigit is a beloved Celtic Goddess associated with Healing Waters, Wells and Springs. We will travel to nearby town of Liscannor, a magnificent coastal village situated at the end of Liscannor Bay. We will stay at the Cliffs of Moher hotel
Day 4: We will travel to Doolin Pier and take the ferry to Inis Mor, one of the Aran islands. On this wild and beautiful Gaeilge (Irish) speaking Island off the west coast of Ireland we will have the opportunity to take a silent walk up to Dun Aonghasa ( a world heritage site) a semi-circular stone fort over 3000 years old. The fort is perched on a cliff with views stretching down the island. That afternoon we will visit Clochan na Carraige, a hermit’s hut and have time to walk on a nearby beach. Group dinner in town that evening. Afterward we take the ferry back to Doolin for a wonderful meal together and later music at the pub
Day 5:Today we will take an early morning walk along the Cliffs of Moher. The beauty of the Cliffs is that they offer a totally multi-faceted experience of Ireland’s incredible west coast. Afterwards we will travel southward from Liscannor crossing the Shannon river by ferry from County Claire into County Kerry and westwards to Dingle and the Dingle peninsula
Day 6 : Today is a free day for your Celtic Retreat and reflection to enjoy the spaciousness and begin to absorb the experiences of this Celtic Journey. It’s time to tune inward, take a breath, and reflect in a Celtic way upon this time of traveling on a sacred journey in Ireland. You will have time to enjoy this little harbor town or take walk along the bay to an ancient Tower. Carl will offer a photo exploration around Dingle town for all those interested
Day 7: We will then head west to Dingle in the heart of West Kerry on the Dingle Peninsula. Home will be Benners Hotel, in the center of town. You will have the afternoon to enjoy and explore Dingle Town, which is famous for its music, shops and pubs..
Day 8:This morning we will visit some of the sacred sites on the Dingle Peninsula. We will take the famous Slea Head Loop along the southern coast of the peninsula out to the Blasket island Center. We will take a blessing at the well of St. Govenath. The holy wells – in olden times they were healing wells – brings us to the fluid grace of the water element. In ancient myth all wells were linked to the one well at the centre of The World. We will return to Dingle for our farewell dinner at Benners hotel.
Day 9:We will rise early to travel to Shannon airport
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