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Irish Mythology | The Rough Month of the Cuckoo

The Scairbhín ( pronounced skara-veen) is an Irish weather phenomenon I know only too well, but until very recently, did not know it had a name. 546 more words


Common Horsetail (equisetum arvense)

Hello, readers, and happy Solstice to you! I was so overworked this last two months that I’ve only just realised that, holy crap, it’s today! Where did the time go? 404 more words


The Origins of Imbolc/Candlemas

Today we come to Imbolc. It is the first festival of the year by our Roman calendar.  And like Yule, it is celebrated in different ways depending upon your tradition and point of view.  913 more words

Wheel Of The Year


Imbolc celebrates the return of the light. Cernunnos is the solar child, going around the world warming it gently. The first seeds begin to stir by his presence and sprout, the rivers thaw, the Earth Goddess has started her slow awakening from the deep sleep of winter. 21 more words


Noticing the changing days

A similar version of this article was first published in the Winter 2015 Landcare Perspective Newsletter.

By Su Wild-River Is anyone feeling SAD? Seasonal Affective Disorder, otherwise known as the winter blues is a seasonal pattern of recurrent depression that occurs at a certain time of the year, and remits at other times. 497 more words


Five Photos Five Stories Challenge Day Three | Irish Sunset

You will know by now that I am partial to a beautiful sunset, particularly if it is one which can be enjoyed from the comfort of my own garden, preferably with a glass of Prosecco or Bulmers in hand. 283 more words


Imbolc - My fifth High Day

Imbolc heralds the coming of spring. It is another of the main festivals in the Celtic hearth culture and is associated with Brid, the Irish goddess of smithing, poetry, and flame. 106 more words