Irish Paganism: A Living Tradition

From Ancient Roots to Contemporary Practice, with a Native Irish Draoí.

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Have you ever felt a deep, inexplicable connection to the land and traditions of Ireland? Perhaps you’ve always been fascinated by the mystical elements of Irish heritage but feel lost in a sea of tourist targetted information, unsure where to start.

As you explore alternative spirituality, you’re drawn to the authenticity and depth of Pagan practices... but don’t know how to integrate these ancient traditions into your modern life.

Without a clear path, this longing can become frustrating. The rich tapestry of Irish spirituality, with its gods, goddesses, sacred sites, and seasonal cycles, can feel overwhelming.

You may worry that without proper guidance, you’ll never truly understand or connect with these profound traditions. This disconnect can leave you feeling incomplete, as if a vital part of your spiritual journey remains just out of reach.

This online course is designed to bridge that gap.

Created by native Irish author and educator Lora O'Brien, this course offers an accessible yet comprehensive guide to Irish Pagan beliefs and practices.

Through a structured curriculum, you’ll learn about the foundations of Irish Paganism, the significance of sacred places and seasonal cycles, and how to develop your own rituals and practices.

'Irish Paganism: A Living Tradition' provides the tools and knowledge you need to deeply connect with your spiritual heritage.

What Will You Learn?
  1. Foundations of Irish Paganism
    • Definitions and core concepts of Paganism
    • Understanding polytheism and pantheism in Irish tradition
  2. Sacred Places and Festivals
    • Key sacred sites in Ireland
    • Overview of the Fire Festivals: Samhain, Imbolc, Bealtaine, Lúnasa
  3. Rituals and Practices
    • Types of rituals: cleansing, consecration, magic, and healing
    • How to develop and maintain personal rituals
  4. Deities and Ancestry
    • Key Irish Gods and Goddesses
    • Honouring your ancestors through rituals and research
  5. Practical Application
    • Steps to start your practice
    • Recommended resources for further study and community engagement
The live class and recorded course materials are broken up into these sections, for accessibility and ease of use.

Full transcripts and subtitles are available on all recorded materials, for accessibility and ease of processing.

This Teaching is suitable for beginners, as well as those with more experience in this area, or in other traditions. You do not have to be dedicated to or working with any Irish Gods, Guides, or Guardians to take this class.

Your Course access enrollment includes access to:

  • -- Class Presentation Slides
  • -- Class Videos
  • -- Class Audios
  • -- Exercises to complete in your own time
  • -- Interactive Q&A Session with the Teacher (recorded during live class).

You will get the unique perspective of a native Irish Draoí, a user of magic who specialises in research and teaching on Irish historical traditions and folklore, while incorporating all of that into a vibrant contemporary Pagan practice within the living magical and spiritual traditions of Ireland.

This is a completely self-paced online course.

When you are enrolled, join in live if possible, and get the recorded files after for repeated or further study and reference. You decide when you start and when you finish.

The date of this live class is - Sunday 28th July 2024, 9pm Irish Time.

  • If you can't attend the live class, your enrollment now entitles you to access the recorded class files (available by the following Tuesday) at the best value price.

When you enroll in this class, you are receiving lifetime access (with a full 30 day money back guarantee).

Enroll in the course, download the content, learn from the materials... and if you don't like what you've learned just email us and we'll give you all your money back. We're taking a risk by offering this - we can't get the content back, so you could just enroll, then ask for a refund, and rip us off! However, we work on an honour system with our Tuath, as did our ancient ancestors. We trust that you won't do that to us, just like you can trust that we will do our very best to make sure you have a good experience with the Irish Pagan School.

You have a 100% money back Guarantee, for a full 30 days, so you can go ahead and enroll with full confidence.


Your Instructor

Lora O'Brien
Lora O'Brien

Lora is a modern Draoí – a practitioner and priest of indigenous Irish magic and spirituality. She has been consciously following a spiritual path exploring her native Irish traditions for 30 years, dedicated specifically to the Irish Goddess Mórrígan in 2004, and is the author of seven books on Irish history, mythology, folklore, witchcraft, Pagan practice and priesthood. Her eighth book, on the Mórrígan, will be published by Llewellyn (2025). She professionally developed and managed one of Ireland's most important sacred sites - Cruachán/Rathcroghan - for a decade, and is a co-founder and legal celebrant with Pagan Life Rites Ireland. With her partner, Jon O'Sullivan, she is the co-founder of the Irish Pagan School, and together they create a vast amount of community service content for the Irish Pagan School Blog, YouTube Channel, and Podcast. Lora founded the Ogham Academy in 2022, and has a Masters Degree in Irish Regional History (2023) on the topic of Ogham and Irish Identity. (Pronouns: She/They)

"I came here to learn about my roots. There is a gap in my knowledge that needs to be filled. IPS helps fill the gap with lore and resources, and they do it in a way that makes sense. I also value how Lora and Jon's honesty when trying to place the ancient practices in historical context, and their open mindedness to adapt when new archeological discoveries are made, or when the scholars disagree on a topic. And they do this in a language the rest of us who are not archeology majors can understand."

- Rebecca Mellinger recommends The Irish Pagan School.

Course Curriculum

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"The Irish Pagan school is an invaluable resource that covers many topics within Irish Paganism. The free classes provide the resources one needs to continue their education, even if one can't afford to move on to the paid classes or purchase other materials. The teachers are well versed in the subjects they cover, from an academic as well as spiritual point. IPS is really one of the few sources regarding Irish Paganism that I trust to, not only teach information free from ideas rooted in colonization/ cultural appropration, but to also direct me to other trustworthy sources."

- Billie Ælfwine recommends The Irish Pagan School.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have to complete this course?
When you enroll in this course, you will be sent information by email (Fáilte - Your Access to the Irish Pagan School), and you can take things at your own pace from there. Your enrolled access after the live session includes all recordings. This makes it a completely self-paced online course - join in live if possible, and get the downloads after for repeated or further study. You decide when you start and when you finish.
How long will my enrollment last for?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this version of the recordings for as long as you remain a member of the Irish Pagan School - across any and all devices you own. So, you can take your time, or get it all done quickly, and revisit it all whenever you want to - it's completely up to you.
What if I enroll, then change my mind?
If you are unsatisfied with your purchase for ANY reason, contact us within the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund, no questions asked. If you do require a refund, please just contact the Irish Pagan School directly, by email. We will deal with your request and refund your money with no problems!
I can't make it to the live class, can I access it afterwards?
Yes, all of our live online classes are recorded, and the recordings are included as a replay with your enrollment... OR available to purchase later (at a slightly higher price point). So, go ahead and enroll now - you won't miss out on anything and you'll be getting it at the best value price! You'll receive a zoom invite to the live class, by email, as soon as you enroll, and you can simply recheck if you need to, and find it it in your Course Curriculum too!
Do I need to have Irish ancestry to study here?
No, absolutely not. We provide authentic connection to Ireland, with native or naturalised Irish teachers, for anyone who wishes to learn from us and is willing to put in the time and effort to do this properly... rather than grab a culturally appropriated quick fix. More Details -

"I am loving the courses and meetings. I have looked for knowledge for most of my life and am so relieved I found a place and teachers that are so knowledgeable, kind and ready to share all the wonderful culture, traditions and everything related to Irish Paganism. I highly recommend the IPS for anyone interested in pure, down to earth learning."

- Anna Garcia recommends The Irish Pagan School.

Once you have enrolled for a LIVE online course...

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You'll also receive:

  • Fáilte - How to Access your Course at the Irish Pagan School! This tells you how to log in, what to do if you forget your password, and how to join our Students Only facebook group (if you'd like to).
  • Your Live Online Class Zoom Invite. This is the invitation to join our live event. You can also find this in the Course Curriculum, after you log in using the instructions in the email above!

If you can't attend the course teaching live (at 9pm Irish time on the Sunday), don't worry, the recorded files and presentation slides, etc. will be posted into your Course Curriculum by the following Tuesday.


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