I am of Ireland,
Come dance with me
- W.B. Yeats
Ireland is a land of wonder tales. We are blessed to live in the border counties betwixt and between the ancient kingdoms of Ulster and Connaught but latterly was known as Breifne. The geology of the region created the distinctive drumlins, those whale backed hills that ride along the rivers and loughs until they arrive at the Atlantic coast.
This is the region where the magical immortals the Tuatha de Danaan landed when they first arrived in the island now known as Ireland. They brought magical gifts and these live on in the land, stories, poetry and people.
The authentic experience of Ireland includes that ‘reality’ of the tingle factor often when encountering those ‘thin places’. Those betwixt and between places are still full of the energy of the Tuatha de Danaan who eventually went to ground and became the earth spirits known today as fairies. Truthfully you can experience the potency of fairy Ireland in these border counties that are betwixt and between in more ways than one!
These ‘thin places’ always seem to have an edge. This is why shoreline is so attractive when our soul requires some peace and healing. Shoreline is an edge and a thin place. There are, however, other ‘thin places’ where the known world and the unknown world overlap. Look into the waters of a holy well. Experience the wonder of the underground world of the Marble Arch Caves. Walk and feel the ancestors whispering at your back on the Cavan Burren.
‘Thin places’ have been revered for millennia. Intuitively or intrinsically they were known to be holy – or sacred – and the people who lived in that landscape imbued it with sanctity that comes from authentic reverence.
Allow Irish Blessings Tours to guide you to experience this authentic Ireland spirit in this most extraordinary of places. Check out our Tours page for more details of how we may help you encounter the holy land of Ireland and have a real holiday experience in Ireland.
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
And may God always keep you in the palm of his hand.