Queen Medb, Cruachan, and Priesthood

Exploring Queen Medb of Connacht, ancient Irish Initiator, Brehon, Sovereign Queen, and Goddess.

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Medb of Connacht is an ancient Irish Initiator, Brehon and Sovereign Queen. And what of her priesthood at Rathcroghan, and Inis Clothran? It is soon told...

For over a decade, Lora O'Brien has worked in a Guardianship capacity at the ancient Connacht capital of Cruachán, or Rathcroghan in County Roscommon. In that time, she has gotten to know the sovereign ruler there - Medb (Queen Maeve) - as well as can be expected.

Working as a Priest of the sovereignty of Ireland has provided insight, and experience, in the realm over which Medb resides. Lora will share this with you as we look at the land there, and the role of this powerful Goddess/Queen.

Based on Lora O'Brien's 15 years experience living, working, and guiding folk in the home of Queen Medb, this class will take you through what we know of this ancient Queen of Connacht, the western province of Ireland, and her roots as an Irish Goddess, Initiator, and Sovereign Ruler.

What can Queen Medb teach you?

This online class will help you to explore the lore sources on Medb, her sacred places at Inis Cloithrinn and Cruachán, and ancient Priesthood. You will experience:

  • A Cruachán Refresher, and Extensive Lore Sources on Medb.
  • Medb's Name, and its Connotations.
  • Rath Cruachán, and Inis Cloithrinn (her death island).
  • The possibility of an ancient Priesthood in Ireland, and what that may look like if we revisit it today?

You will get two 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)

Enroll now for an authentic, well researched Introduction to Irish Lore - with native Irish Draoí, Lora O'Brien.

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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)

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends. It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. Enroll now for immediate access to the Curriculum!
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? 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.
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