Folk Tales & Legends, Sacred Sites & Ritual

An Cloich Cheann Fhaola – The Cloughaneely Stone

Cloughaneely Stone from the National Folklore collection Cloich Cheann Fhaola, meaning "Stone of Feeley's Head", is a one tonne quartz boulder which sits on a circular stone pillar in the small Gaeltacht town of An Fál Carrach in County Donegal. The pillar was erected in 1774 by landed gentry Wibrants and Sarah Olphert of Ballyconnell… Continue reading An Cloich Cheann Fhaola – The Cloughaneely Stone

Folk Tales & Legends, Sacred Sites & Ritual

The Story of Carnaghan Portal Tomb

Carnaghan (Baile Mhic Cearnacháin or 'The King's Grave') portal cairn/tomb, Inch Island, Co. Donegal, Ireland. C320238  (55.060722, -7.499917) On private farmland, Carnaghan or Baile Mhic Cearnacháin meaning Townland of Carnaghan, is derived from the word "cearnach" meaning "victorious", which all links these stones and townland to Conall Cearnach, the fabled warrior from the Ulster Cycle of… Continue reading The Story of Carnaghan Portal Tomb

Sacred Sites & Ritual

Ben McBrady – Tracing the Last Druid’s Footsteps

“Where do you hide a pebble but on the beach.” - Ben McBrady (Discussing the Order penetrating society in secret)  A wonderful documentary gained traction in the modern Druid community a few years ago called ‘The Last Druid’ and touched on the life of the late Irish Druid Ben McBrady. It was created in 1995… Continue reading Ben McBrady – Tracing the Last Druid’s Footsteps

Sacred Sites & Ritual

The Landscape of the Goddess Medb

'...It struck me,' Ailill said, 'how much better off you are today than the day I married you.' 'I was well enough off without you.' Medb replied. - Táin Bó Cúailnge Meskanmaeve, Donegal Here in County Donegal in the North West of Ireland, there is a hill called Meskanmeave with a neolithic cairn that sits… Continue reading The Landscape of the Goddess Medb