Facilitators – Ireland

Cait Branigan
Is an Ordained Priestess Hierophant of the Western Mystery Tradition, a Bean Feasa (Shamanic Practitioner) and Healer working within the traditions of Ireland.  She works with individuals at her healing centre in Co. Wexford.  She also teaches groups and conducts ceremonies throughout the country and internationally, work which includes Women’s Mysteries, the facilitation of Rites of Passage and sweat lodges within the Irish Tradition.  She is an Ovate with the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids and a member of the Fellowship of Isis.

Feargal Gallagher

We will be spending two days with Feargal around the Boyne Valley.  Information about Feargal coming soon.

 Ireland’s Itinerary

Past Tour Facilitators

Janet and Gavin are in American when I am running my tour, therefore they have recommended Feargal Gallagher to be our facilitator.

Janet Farrar
A native Londoner’s, Janet was initiated by Alex and Maxine Sanders in 1970. It is here she met her husband to be and co-author, Stewart Farrar. They married in 1972 and moved to the Republic of Ireland in 1976. Stewart passed away in February 2000 following a series of illnesses, but Janet has continued her work as a Priestess and Author.
With her late husband she has written over a dozen books on the Craft to date. Titles which include The Magical History of the Horse, and with her current partner Gavin Bone, three books; The Pagan Path, The Healing Craft and The Dictionary of European Gods and Goddesses.
Their books have become some of the most influential in Wiccan and have set the mould for modern Craft writers worldwide. They have lectured both in the United States and the Netherlands and are now exploring the field of Video as a way of presenting information on the modern pagan movement.
Since her initial introduction to the Alexandrian Craft, with Stewart and then Gavin she have been developed her own unique brand of Wiccan and has honorary initiated into several other traditions, including traditional Italian Strega. She prefers just to called “Wiccan” rather than any specific tradition. In 1999 she became Ordained as third level Clergy with The Aquarian Tabernacle Church, and now holds the charter for The Aquarian Tabernacle Church in Ireland – Tempal Na Callaighe. Janet strongly believe in the idea of Wicca being both progressive and dynamic, while remaining a clergy of those dedicated to serving the God and Goddess.
Gavin Bone
Born in Portsmouth, Gavin Bone was originally initiated into in 1986. He trained as a Registered Nurse, is a practicing Spiritual Healer and a trained Reflexologist.
His first introduction into Wicca was shaky to say the least, becoming involved with individuals claiming to be falsely hereditary. He doesnt regret these experiences in the least, believing that Wiccan are initiated by the Goddess rather than an individual or a tradition. He developed a fascination with the theory that Wiccas roots are in tribal shamanistic healing traditions rather than medieval ritual magic. He has studied shamanism in a Northern European context, with particular focus on the Runes.
He met Janet and Stewart Farrar in 1989 at the Pagan Link conference in Leicester and moved to Ireland in 1992 after accompanying them on a tour of the United States. He co-authored The Pagan Path with Janet and Stewart and their latest books The Healing Craft and The Complete Dictionary of European Gods and Goddesses.
In the UK he was both a Pagan Link and Pagan Federation contact in early 1990’s and this led him after his move to Ireland to set up the Pagan Information Network; a contact network for pagans in the Republic and the North of Ireland.
Like Janet, he is an honorary member of the Strega tradition, and ordained third Level Clergy with the Aquarian Tabernacle Church.
Mark Mulvey
Mark is an experienced tour facilitator having worked as a guide at the Hill of Tara, Newgrange and Knowth in Ireland as well as other places such as the South-West of England and Greece. He runs a plant nursery growing organic native Irish trees and wild flowers, is very involved in environmental campaigning and has developed a very deep connection to nature through his work and studies.
Mark is a reiki practitioner and currently studying shamanism that he is incorporating into his guided meditations and journeys that are designed to bring people back into the myths and legends of the sites they visit. Mark has a very broad knowledge of many spiritual areas, but his particular interests are in Celtic spirituality and mythology, and sacred sites.