Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Taking Back the Night

and Feasting on Tara's Sacred Hill!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

My Samhain Fire for Tara !

(photos by LadyNorth)

Up those stairs to my first terrrace where the Fire Bowl was ablaze.

This was lit with love for all of you who lit the Beacon Fires on Tara's Sacred Hill and around the world!
From my small fire on my hill in western Canada to you - Brighid's Brightest Blessings!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Beacon Fire Blessing


Blessed Brighid, Sacred Tara
Be united this Night
By virtue of your Holy Fire
Let Evil take flight!

Blessed Brighid. Sacred Tara
By the light of the Blessed Two
May all be blessed
In what you do.


In discussion with my dear Journey Sister and Tara Warrior, Carmel, the idea came forth that how appropriate it would be to light the Beacon Fires with Brighid's Flame!
In doing so, they would Take Back The Night and allow two Holy Beings to unite - the Spirit of the Sacred Land (Tara) and the Spirit of the Holy Flame (Brighid).

Many Blessings rest upon those valiant Tara Warriors on this Samhain Eve and to those global Beacon Warriors as well!

Well met! May this Chain of Light create warmth in our hearts and give us courage to continue the Fight!

Lady North
Come-What-May at Quail Hill

Monday, October 22, 2007

Oiche Samhain

This incredible poster has come my way courtesy of the Tara Warrior Carmel who asks that all who view it, print it off and post it.
Everyone no matter where they be is invited to join in on the Night and light a Beacon Fire.

(To get a better view of the exquisite artwork and poster information -please click on the poster -thank you)

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Light Up the Hills for Tara - Beacon Fires

As part of the ongoing global concern for the Land, may I ask that if you wish to light a Beacon Fire on October 31st, that it not be directly on the Land itself but in a container of some sort?

Here is an ancient idea - a Roman Defense Beacon that was used in England during those times.

Another great suggestion has come our way: using the dryer drum inside an old washing machine - Sweet talk the recycling folks to take it out for you.



Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Light Up the Hills for Tara - October 31!

On the night of October 31 - All Hallow's Eve or Samhuin -please LIGHT A FIRE if you can, on the nearest hill to you, in solidarity with those who will be lighting their fires on Tara's Hill. Let us create a global 'chain of light' that hopefully will inspire those in power to rethink and re-route the M3 motorway.

(photo (c) Paula Geraghty used with permission: featured in

The Harp that once
Thro' Tara's Hall
The soul of music shed
Now hangs as mute
On Tara's wall
As if that soul
were fled.
So sleeps the pride
Of former days
So glorious thrill is o'er

And hearts that once
Beat high for praise
Now feel that pulse
No more.

No more to chiefs
And ladies bright,
The harp
Of Tara swells
The cord alone
That breaks at night
Its tale of ruin tells

This freedom now
So seldom wakes
The only throb she gives
Is when some heart
Indignant breaks,
To show that still
- Thomas Moore 1779-1852 -

Preserve the Heritage before it's too late!
For the Love of Tara

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

A Druid's Lament

(c) Paula Geraghty used with permission

Rise up, Ye heroes of the distant past,

And claim your share of earth from Hill to Hill;
Do battle once again in Gabhra's Glen,
And in the dark of night those trenches fill.

Let not the present age disturb your tomb:
Arise, O Cormac's son and fight the foe;
And, Lugh, come forth and send your thunderbolts,
And put to flight these philistines below.

Come forth, you Kings that graced that ancient site;
Let Lia Fáil return them to their reign;
Do battle, Connand Naill, and fight the cause
Don't rest until as was it is again.

Stand up, you Hound of Ulster, show your hand,
To scatter your gravediggers out of sight;
Let Fionn and all his Fianna rise again
And demonstrate once more their ancient might.

I sigh for Tara, Screen and Gabhra's Glen
Oh! Ireland, Mother Ireland, where's your shame?
You've let your sons your heritage destroy,
And all for avarice and wealth and fame.

We 're hypnotised by Celtic Tiger's eyes,
We 're blinded by our passing present state,
Ignore the riches of our ancient past,
But when our sight's restored it is too late.

Seamus O' Callaghan
21 -09 - 2007
Note from Poet:This lament is meant to be shared and read aloud.
Pass it On!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

The Post that Started it all - A Cause Worth Considering

All photos in this post courtesy of

A Cause Worth Considering

These websites
all belong to a global group of concerned folk who are aghast at the proposed archeological and environmental damage to Tara the Hill of Kings in Ireland - all for the sake of an M3 motorway?!!

Take a look at what they have already done and are proposing-ghastly is not the word for it! and the 'lucky' Irish will have to pay a DOUBLE TOLL to use it! (please click on diagram to enlarge it) Yes they need new roads, (having driven on them I agree!) but there are alternate routes that have been proposed and ignored.

Why Should I Care?

You are probably wondering why I care so deeply about a country that does not have my citizenship?

Two reasons,
One: my great-grandparents were Scots-Irish and their DNA shows up in my red hair and green eyes not to mention quick temper! The idea that a people will beggar their children and children's children's future saddens and angers me beyond belief! I can only hope that our miserable example of poor protection of World Heritage sites (Old Growth Forests) will serve as a Warning to a country which has lately acted like a rampaging teenager, pockets full of cash and little sense.

Two: Tara's Hill of Kings and surrounding area is a World Heritage Site.
(hello, that means you and me regardless of birthplace) Once gone, it's gone.

If it were the Egyptian Pyramids being blasted to make way for a super bypass, you BET there would be a huge hue and cry world wide! (Tara is OLDER than the Pyramids.)
Remember Joni Mitchell's
"They paved paradise and put up a parking lot"? Have we forgotten so soon?

On a personal note: This weekend my dear Irish friend and Journey Sister Carmel will be supporting the many many others camping out on Tara, putting their bodies on the line and lending their voices to the Protest of the Devastation that has already occurred and is further contemplated and planned.

Fri May 25 00:57:19 PDT 2007 Carmel writes: Wish you could join me today, my Journey Sis, as I go to help the protestors. I have a 6 man tent I can give them, pretty sure my camping days are over anyway and will bring supplies. Am ready for battle ! I will ring Mel if there is any excitement and he can relay the info. There is a meeting tomorrow at 2 in the Church at Skryne. They are expecting 100s to attend, I really hope we wont be disappointed! Catch up later :) Blessings, Carmel

So kindly take a look at the websites and see if this is indeed 'A Cause Worth Considering'. Blessings and Thank You for reading.