An Introduction to Irish Lore
Where do we start? This course will help you to get comfortable with the Irish lore sources that are available, in a usable, practical way.Enroll in Course
We all know we should be working direct from the Irish Lore in our Irish Spiritual practices, and not from some cute sparkly website or pretty packaged book… But, where do we start?! It’s a bit of a minefield, let’s be honest.
Few of them Irish gods and heroes have simple, clear, easy family trees, origin stories, or neat concise legends to work from. And if by chance they do – sure isn’t there 14 different recensions (versions) stretched piecemeal across 4 different manuscripts and fragments, with language dating them each to different time periods? Very confusing altogether.
Lora O’Brien has been working with her native Irish lore for a very long time. Professionally, as a tour guide, heritage site manager, author and teacher. And personally, through her whole life, seeking spiritual sustenance and guidance in the legends of her ancestors.
This online class will help you to explore the lore sources that are available to you, in a usable, practical way. You'll learn about:
- What is Lore?
- Three Important Things to Remember!
- The Irish Language
- A Timeline of Irish Mythology
- The Story Cycles
- Irish Gods' Family Trees
- Qualifications of a File (Poet)
You will get 2+ Hours of Teaching Presentation in your online class, then a separate Guided Journey to facilitate your direct connection to the themes/ topics/ Gods or Guardians we have been learning about – using Lora’s native Irish Otherworld Journeying method.
This Teaching, and the Guided Journey, are suitable for beginners, as well as those with more experience in other traditions. You do not have to be dedicated to or working with any Irish Gods, Guides, or Guardians to take this class.
The Curriculum includes:
- -- Class Presentation Slides
- -- Class Video
- -- Class Audio
- -- Class Chat Log/Resources
- -- Guided Journey Video
- -- Guided Journey Audio (for you to repeat the Journey)
- [Bonus Video Resources] - Looking at the Lore - Examples
Enroll now for an authentic, well researched Introduction to Irish Lore (and lots of genuine cultural insight along the way) - with native Irish Draoí, Lora O'Brien.
"I am so impressed with the quality of her research and teachings. I learn so much from her offerings! She has inspired me to get off my butt and Do the Work! "
- Andrea Gawlas Hirsh (New Jersey, USA)
Lora is a modern Draoí – a practitioner and priest of indigenous Irish magic and spirituality, in the simplest terms. She has been consciously following a pagan path for over 25 years, and dedicated specifically to the Irish Goddess Mórrígan in 2004. She 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. Lora is currently a candidate for a Masters Degree in Irish Regional History (2023), on the topic of Ogham.
Frequently Asked Questions
"Lora is down to earth and tells you as they see it. There is no I am right - it is the source material or my experience says..."
- Suzanne Bessent-Rothwell (Hertfordshire, UK).