EP 005 Thin Places in Dingle with Kevin OShea

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#005 Dingle with Kevin O’Shea
Host – Mindie Burgoyne
Guest – Kevin O’Shea of Celtic Nature Walking Tours
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Dingle has all of the elements people want to experience on an Ireland tour – pristine beaches, rolling hills with 40 shades of green, wild landscapes with cliffs and crashing waves, ancient historical monuments, vibrant towns, Irish culture – music, dance the pub culture, off-shore island visits, wonderful interpretive centers, fabulous food, a significant arts culture, mountains, valleys, sacred sites. Dingle has them all. It’s a worthwhile place to spend several days.  Continue reading “EP 005 Thin Places in Dingle with Kevin OShea”

EP 004 Burial Grounds, Death and the Ancients

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#004 Burial Grounds, Death and the Ancients
Host – Mindie Burgoyne
Guest – Michael Moylan, Archaeologist and tour guide for Michael Gibbons Archaeological Tours
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Death is the ultimate connection to the landscape.

Experiencing Death and birth.   Both are beginnings and ends of life cycles

It seems the ancient people of Western Europe may have articulated this concept in their passage tombs. Sometimes they resemble a womb with the earth as the mother.

Thin places are places where we mark beginning and ends. These are sacred times. Fitting to be remembered and memorialized in sacred spaces.

In this next segment, Archaeologist Michael Moylan takes us to a burial ground in Connemara long forgotten. He uncovers a few graves and talks a little about the burial process in that region. Continue reading “EP 004 Burial Grounds, Death and the Ancients”

EP 003 – Rathcroghan and the People of the Mounds

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#003 Rathcroghan and the People of the Mounds
Host – Mindie Burgoyne
Guest – Mike Croghan
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Mindie on Rathcroghan

Rathcroghan is a complex of 240 archaeological sites that includes 60 national monuments that are spread out in a tract of land that is about 4 square miles. The sites range from Neolithic (5-7000 BC) to Medieval periods 5th 15th centuries).  On the site, there are burial mounds, ring forts, enclosures, linear earthworks (roads / trails) and very special cave.

Rathcroghan is located near the village of Tulsk in County Roscommon.  Its known to be a royal site the ancient capital of the province of Connaught.

We talked a little bit about royal sites in the last podcast. These would have been sites of ritual and gathering. sites of massive deposits of human emotion and energy. That human energy connected to the natural elemental energy of the land becomes something greater than the sum of its parts. Continue reading “EP 003 – Rathcroghan and the People of the Mounds”

EP 002 – Tuning In to Thin Places – Tullyhogue

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#003 Tuning in to Thin Places
Host – Mindie Burgoyne
Guest –  Annie Conboy
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Mindie Discusses the “pull” of Earth Energy

In this podcast, we’re going to talk about the energetic pull of the earth and how people have felt that pull over the ages. If there’s one phrase I hear repeatedly from people who read my posts or come on our tours it’s that they have “felt a pull or a draw” to a particular place. Ireland is frequently mentioned.

Joseph Dispenza in his wonderful little book, The Way of the Traveler states, « All travel is inner travel. »  He goes on to say in the introduction…that the « call to travel » is as much a part of the journey as the actual travel itself. Dreaming of the travel… imagining what we’ll see, how we’ll feel, what we may learn, who we may meet … it’s all a part of the entire travel experience and the change — the inner change that happens to people when they travel. Continue reading “EP 002 – Tuning In to Thin Places – Tullyhogue”

EP 001 – What are Thin Places? St. Gobnait’s Journey

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#001 What are Thin Places?  St. Gobnait’s Journey
Host – Mindie Burgoyne
Guest –   Ruth O’Hagan
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In Episode #1 Mindie Burgoyne discusses the definition of “thin places” and explains why travel to Ireland is so often associated with mystical and spiritual travel.  The guest for this episode is Ruth O’Hagan, from County Clare, Ireland.

Mindie tries to define Thin Places and tells the story of St. Gobnait

What are thin places?  places where the veil between this world and the otherworld is thin.

Are places made thin by us or are they inherently thin?

How do identify a thin place?  What caused the ancients to choose certain places that still vibrate today?

Why Ireland – why are there so many thin places there? Continue reading “EP 001 – What are Thin Places? St. Gobnait’s Journey”