Fire Festivals

As a co-founder of the Temple of Éiriú - a spiritual community that honours the magic of the land and the interrelationship of the web of life - I run fire ceremonies celebrating the traditional Celtic Fire Festivals.

The Temple of Éiriú holds at its core a vision of beauty, heart and freedom for all. Our intent is to reclaim the ancient lineage of the God and Goddess on this land and so also restoring balance to the sacred masculine and sacred feminine within and without.

We honour all life as sacred and promote the equality of all peoples and spiritual traditions.

Sacred fires are lit in Ireland and other lands around the world at the cross quarters of the year, these fire ceremonies offer those in attendance the chance to feel the strength of connection as we hold intentions for ourselves and others.

Attending a Temple of Éiriú Fire ceremony is a chance to step out of 24/7 timing, an opportunity to take stock of where you are and to align with the changing energy of the Earth as the wheel of the year turns.

Every fire that is lit is unique and brings its own teachings. Some blaze with ease others take more effort to start however the common thread that runs through every fire ceremony is that being with the fire in celebration with others is healing in itself.

Fire enables us to transform and transmute what no longer serves. Indigenous peoples have marked the passage of time by gathering around the fire from as far back as memory goes.

For more details of this and other Temple of Éiriú ceremonies and events see here. Group pilgrimages of Árainn and walking tours can be organised on request. If you would like to participate in a Temple of Éiriú Fire ceremony please send me an email:

  • Samhain (October 31st) - This is the Celtic New Year. It is a time for new intention, as what grows always begins in the dark. Whether it be the child in the womb, or the seed that germinates in the earth.
  • Winter Solstice – (December 21st) This marks the darkest point of the year as we welcome the return of the light and celebrate hope and renewal.
  • Imbolc (February 1st - Bridget’s Day) - This marks the initial stirrings of Spring when the first flowers appear and the Earth begins to awaken from the deep winters dreaming.
  • Spring/Vernal Equinox (March 21st) - This is the time of the balance of light and shadow, equal day and night. A doorway of possibility opens for transformation as Spring gathers momentum.
  • Bealtaine (May 1st) - This is the celebration of fertility, sexuality and the wild abandon to life. It marks the union of male and female bringing prosperity, sensuality, abundance and new life to the land.
  • Summer Solstice (June 21st) – The longest day of the year when we can open to and receive the blessings of the golden life giving rays of the Sun.
  • Lughnasa (August 1st) - A time of ripeness and receiving the bounty and abundance of the harvest and the Sun, taking it within us to replenish and sustain us for the times ahead.
  • Autumnal Equinox (September 21st) - This is again a time of the balance of light and shadow, equal day and night, as we travel into Autumn and darker days gather. At this time of equanimity, a doorway of possibility opens as we shed what no longer serves and set our intent for the coming winter.