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Sacred Sites of Killeavy Tour

The next tour on 10th August will celebrate the Celtic festival of Lunasa, where it was a tradition to visit holy wells. Ann has a deep spiritual connection with this part of Slieve Gullion, Killeavy (meaning church of the mountain).  Her mother was born on the mountain just below a sacred, pre-Christian holy well and her grandfather helped to build a shrine here in 1929.

You will visit the 5th century monastery founded by Moninne, one of the first female saints in Ireland (who was Christened by St. Patrick). Ann will share stories on the history of the ancient sites and you will experience the deep silence and palpable sense of peace within these sacred grounds.

Ann will then gently guide you up a meandering little path towards the holy well dedicated to Moninne. She will point out healing herbs along the way and a special seat her Father built in dedication to her Mum.

You will learn about Celtic healing rituals and the sacred significance of water. Rest, reconnect and breathe in the spectacular panoramic view during a guided meditation. We will celebrate our sacred journey with a tea ceremony of organic apple/cinnamon and shortbread from a local bakery.

Special notes for guests

This experience can be adapted to suit individuals or groups.

A picnic can be arranged as part of this experience. Please advise us of any health conditions, mobility issues, special dietary requirements or any other needs and we will try our best to accommodate you.

Wear warm, comfortable walking gear including walking boots. Bring a small rucksack, an empty bottle if you would like to get some holy water from the well, waterproofs, walking poles, (if possible), hat, gloves and an extra layer as we will be sitting and standing still during the guided meditations.  Contact Ann for further details by email ann@xhale.biz or phone 07816835147