Folk Traditions & Recipes

The ‘Corr Bolg’ or Crane Bag

"Magic birds were dancing in the mystic marsh. The grass swayed with them, and the shallow waters, and the earth fluttered under them. The earth was dancing with the cranes, and the low sun, and the wind and sky." - Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Most druids have a Crane Bag. Mine is the place where I… Continue reading The ‘Corr Bolg’ or Crane Bag

Folk Herbalism & Plant Healing, Folk Traditions & Recipes, Seasonal & Natural Living

Grasp the Nettle – Greim ar an Neantóg.

''Is mise neantógI haven't always been understoodI have stung you to sustain myselfUnderneath the skin that protects meIs so much nourishment and medicineI grow so abundantly in harsh conditionsAlthough often overlookedI offer myself unconditionally to the worldIs mise neantógI have nourished the people's since time began''. It's that time of year again... Where the Nettle… Continue reading Grasp the Nettle – Greim ar an Neantóg.

Folk Traditions & Recipes

Ogham – The Beginning of a Druid’s Education

"Ogum on the stone, The stone over the monument, That Ogum which is on the stone, Around which many were slain; If Finn of the many battles lived, Long would the Ogum be remembered." - Book of Leinster, 12th century The Ogham represent a way of looking at the world, much like the Runes. They… Continue reading Ogham – The Beginning of a Druid’s Education

Folk Traditions & Recipes

Reclaiming our Roots through Ancestral & Cultural Repair 

''Ancestral Breath'' artwork by Irish artist Lar Dooley. What is it to be in relationship with the Land? The core centre of almost all Indigenous belief systems is rooted in the belief of the importance of being in relationship with the Earth. Humanity has strayed far from being in right relationship with the Earth, and… Continue reading Reclaiming our Roots through Ancestral & Cultural Repair