Draíocht: Foundations in Irish Magic

Essential Magical Theory, Practical Skills, and an Introduction to Irish Magic for Complete Beginners

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If you have struggled to follow complicated spells and magical instruction, if you've bought every book and course on witchcraft or ceremonial magic, if you've tried to research folk magic traditions by yourself, if you've sought out academic instruction on cultures and traditions long dead, if you've diligently followed the step by step instructions of accomplished magic teachers but haven't seen any noticeable results... then you're about to discover the missing pieces from your magical practice.

This is an Online Class for Beginners in Irish Magic, Irish Witchcraft, Folk Magic, or Traditional Witchcraft, to Develop Basic Skills in Magical Practice, with Irish Draoí and Mórrígan Priest Lora O'Brien.

  • What this class is NOT - a historical or practical instruction in specifically Irish Magic spells or techniques, nor an ancient unbroken tradition of Druid spells and rituals passed down through family generations!
  • What this class IS - the essential beginner's foundations that are required to work with historical or practical instruction in specifically Irish Magic spells or techniques. This material provides the building blocks for a skillset that will be relevant to all magical traditions… including, of course, Draíocht.

Once you have taken this course, and practiced these techniques, you will have all the necessary basic spiritual hygiene skills - grounding, centering, shielding. The grounding exercise is particularly useful for those of us who spend lots of time on computers for work, school, or personal time on our phones.

You will know when to do magical things, and who or what can help you with your work (should you want or need that, it is not always necessary!). You'll also understand how that all fits within the Irish perspective and practices - our native Draíocht.


  1. Introduction: What is Magic, How and Where I Learned This Draíocht.
  2. Essentials: The Building Blocks, Foundational Skills for Everyday Magic.
  3. Timing: Moon Cycles, Solar Seasons, When to Do Your Magic.
  4. Relationships: Making Offerings, Routines, Gaining Otherworldly Allies.

The class is recorded and broken up into these four sections, for accessibility and ease of use.

FOUR HOURS OF CONTENT: You will receive access to 3 hours of Presentation content (in 4 parts)... PLUS a 1 hour Q&A session recorded during the live class.

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 and Prompts within the materials
  • -- 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. You decide when you start and when you finish.

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)

"This was very useful in breaking down the elements of the charms, and the theory behind them. I'm so grateful for the resources provided for further study! GRMA!!"

- Rowan Kal - Irish Charms Student 2022

Course Curriculum

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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 includes all recordings. This makes it a completely self-paced online course - get access to the downloads 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!
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.

"Informative and concise, this class gives the student an opportunity to immediately apply the knowledge acquired in most practical ways. The no-nonsense approach, which has become a staple for classes in Irish Pagan School, left me with the sense of clarity and appreciation for the Irish heritage of charms and its application…"

- Daniela Simina - Irish Charms Student 2020

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