Online Course about the History, Mythology, Archaeology and Spirituality of the Hill of Tara, Hill of Uisneach, Rathcroghan, Dún Ailinne, Emhain Macha (Navan Fort) and Cashel - with native Irish Draoí Lora O'Brien.
The Irish Royal Sites were all centres of major royal inauguration, ceremony and assembly, representing each of the four Irish provinces: Ulster, Leinster, Munster and Connacht, as well as the region of Midhe (Meath, Middle). Navan Fort is the royal site for the leaders of Ulster; Dún Ailinne (Knockaulin) for the leaders of Leinster; Cashel for the leaders of Munster and Rathcroghan for the leaders of Connacht. The Hill of Tara was the seat of the leaders of Meath (and we'll talk about that supposed 'High Kings' business, too). The Hill of Uisneach is traditionally the sacred and magical epicenter of Ireland, where the five provinces met.
The Royal Sacred Sites Course covers:
- -- An overview of the Royal Sites of Ireland - recurring features and Medieval royalty.
- -- An intro to the mythology and archaeology each sacred site, with images.
- -- Personal experience, extensive discussion, and recommended resources.
- -- A Guided Journey, designed for you to be able to visit each of these sites for yourself.
These sacred sites are strongly linked to myth and legend, and are associated with the transformation of Ireland from Paganism to Christianity, and the continuity of ancient Gaelic traditions. Learn about them with a teacher who has lived and worked with them both personally and professionally for over a decade, and who was directly involved in their nomination for World Heritage status and global recognition.
Your Course access enrollment includes:
- -- Class Presentation Slides
- -- Class Video
- -- Class Audio
- -- Class Chat Log/ Bonus Resources
- -- Guided Journey Video
- -- Guided Journey Audio (for you to repeat the Journey)
Learn about the Royal Sites of Ireland with someone who has lived their native spirituality and worked professionally in this area for many years.
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)
"Lora is a brilliant teacher and is the best person to go to for Native information about Irish history and mythology. All of her classes are very informative and well put together so it's easy to understand (I'm dyslexic so it really helps, especially with any Irish words). I highly recommend attending her online classes, I also recommend signing up for Loras mailing list because it has links for articles and such about Ireland. I'm from Ireland and I've learned more about Ireland from her classes, mailing list and Patreon than I did in school. Lora is very skilled and I genuinely recommend following her work. 🖤"
- Alanna Butler Gallagher (Ireland).
Frequently Asked Questions
"Lora's work is well written expert material about her home and culture that only one born to it can have. She teaches in a way that engages and invites the participant into a deep relationship with the material. Direct and to the point, while sharing how she built the conclusions drawn. I would encourage anyone wanting to build a strong relationship with Pagan Ireland look at her work first."
- Kathleen Genia Gray (USA)