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Dancing at Lughnasa: Meet the women using the 3,000-year-old Celtic calendar to navigate modern life

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Jenn Ryan has thrown herself into her shamanic work and says ritual and ceremonies are really important at this time of year. Picture: John Sherry

Jenn Ryan has thrown herself into her shamanic work and says ritual and ceremonies are really important at this time of year. Picture: John Sherry

Lucy O'Hagan hosting a camp-out in Donegal in honour of the season

Lucy O'Hagan hosting a camp-out in Donegal in honour of the season

Lucy O'Hagan

Lucy O'Hagan

Lucy O'Hagan. Picture by Ana Filipa Piedade

Lucy O'Hagan. Picture by Ana Filipa Piedade

Elaine Doyle

Elaine Doyle

Elaine Doyle b&w

Elaine Doyle b&w

Elaine Doyle, who found spiritual awakening after burnout. Picture: Verona McQuaid

Elaine Doyle, who found spiritual awakening after burnout. Picture: Verona McQuaid

Jenn Ryan

Jenn Ryan

Jenn Ryan

Jenn Ryan

Jenn Ryan

Jenn Ryan

Jenn Ryan. Picture: John Sherry

Jenn Ryan. Picture: John Sherry

Lucy O'Hagan, Creator and Owner of Wild Awake

Lucy O'Hagan, Creator and Owner of Wild Awake

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Jenn Ryan has thrown herself into her shamanic work and says ritual and ceremonies are really important at this time of year. Picture: John Sherry

Elaine Doyle is on a mission to help people here remember what she says many of us already know: the deep wisdom to be gained from connecting with nature and the land. It was 2017 when she found herself completely burned out in her job as a hospital mental health social worker. Her body, she says, literally gave up. Going back on a three-day-week basis made no difference and so she began searching for a new way of life.

Burnout led to what she calls her spiritual awakening. Moving to Donegal, she attended her first women’s circle, a space where women gathered together to share their experiences of the world and to find connection. She began celebrating events like the summer solstice and seeking ways to incorporate the wisdom of our ancestors into her own life.


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