In Honour of Nature

In Honour of Nature: The Sacred Well in a New Time By Mary Shanahan Ballyheigue, Co. Kerry: Lumenium, 2007 Review by Carl McColmanI love Irish holy wells. The sacred wells dedicated to St. Brigid in Kildare and Liscannor; Tobernault near Sligo; and Tober Phadraig near Clonmel are some of the most beautiful and moving spiritual sites I've ever visited — and these are just a few of the natural water sources in Ireland that have been venerated as places of healing and spiritual presence for ages u … [Read more...]

A Druid’s Final Resting Place?

My dear friend Judith alerted me to this fascinating news article:Possible Grave of a Druid found in the United KingdomMy only quibble with this article is its calling this archaeological find the "first" such evidence of a druid burial. I think the case can be (and has been) made that the Lindow Man bog body, unearthed in the 1980s, is that of a druid as well. … [Read more...]