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August 18, 2018 50 min

Segment 1- Introduction


Dolores has always been a teacher and educator. And she’s one of the most educated people I’ve ever met. At one time she was a biochemistry lecturer holding a Master of Science degree from Trinity College Dublin. Now she is an author and lecturer on spirituality and also leads pilgrimages to the sacred places in Ireland and Iona, Scotland. Dolores has written extensively on education, creativity and Celtic Spirituality. She has facilitated workshops and retreats in Celtic Spirituality and personal empowerment for over 25 years.


Her most recent book is Ever Ancient, Ever New: Celtic Spirituality in the 21st Century explores the wisdom of the Celtic tradition through the Celtic Year calendar and co created a perpetual Celtic calendar with US artist, the late Cynthia Matyi.


Dolores loves to share her passion for the wisdom held within the Celtic Year  calendar which celebrates the festivals associated with the seasons of the Celtic year . Her work has been featured on RTE Radio and on RTE Television Nationwide  She is  a co-founder of  both The Brigid of Faughart Festival  now in its  10th year  and the Brigids Way Pilgrimage  which is in its 5th  year.


segment 2 – Dolores whelan interview


WEBSITE: Dolores Whelan website


AUDIO CD: Journey through the Celtic Year CD by Dolores Whelan


CALENDAR: Celtic Calendar – Dolores Whelan and Cynthia Matyi


BOOK: Ever Ancient, Ever New: Celtic Spirituality in the 21st Century


BOOKS: Dolores Whelan’s other titles


Brigid of Faughart Festival




Beltany Stone Circle:

 Beltany a Thin Place in Donegal  

Bridge to the Otherworld: A Rainbow at Beltany


Sliabh na Calliagh - Loughcrew


Sean O’Duinn – Where Three Streams Meet

Sean O’Duinn – The Rites of Brigid, Goddess and Saint  


Hill of Uisneach – Walking Meditation on the Hill of Uisneach


Hill of Tara

St. Brigid






Several of the sites mentioned by Dolores Whelan will be sites on our 2019 tours of thin places – in particular the Hill of Tara and Newgrange and Beltany Stone Circle.  Stay tuned in our next episode for the announcement of dates and destinations for 2019.  It looks like we will have 4 tours next year – Scotland – 2 in Ireland and one in North America

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