You are warmly invited to our Sacred West of Ireland Tours.
W B Yeats, Ireland’s greatest poet, grew up near here in Sligo in the West of Ireland. And one of our Tours, Tour C takes you round the shores of Loch Gill where W B Yeats was inspired to write so much of his poetry.
In this Tour, Tour C, we explore the fairy energies of Slish Wood where W B Yeats was inspired to write The Stolen Child, and we read the Fiddler of Dooney and The Hosting of the Sidhe, and other poems.
We hear about the contribution of W B Yeats, Lady Gregory, AE and Ella Young and others in opening the door to connection to the Gods and the Goddesses of the ancient Irish once again: to the Tuatha De Danaan.
The host is riding from Knocknarea
And over the grave of Clooth-na-bare;
Caoilte tossing his burning hair
And Niamh calling Away, come away:
Empty your heart of its mortal dream.
The winds awaken, the leaves whirl round,
Our cheeks are pale, our hair is unbound,
Our breasts are heaving, our eyes are a-gleam,
Our arms are waving, our lips are apart;
And if any gaze on our rushing band,
We come between him and the deed of his hand,
We come between him and the hope of his heart.
The host is rushing ‘twixt night and day,
And where is there hope or deed as fair?
Caoilte tossing his burning hair,
And Niamh calling Away, come away.
To join this very special magical, poetic and visionary tour of beautiful Loch Goll in Sligo in the West of Ireland, go to: https://www.druidforestschool.com/tours.html
And we look forward to welcoming you.
And see also this totally wonderful rendering of W B Yeats Hosting of the Sidhe by The Waterboys: