A tour of Ireland hosted by Kathleen McGowan, author of the bestselling “Mary Magdalene Line” novels was recently announced by Body Mind Spirit Journeys. This Ireland tour has a spiritual slant, with visits to sacred sites and pilgrimage destinations as well as some of the most popular attractions on the Emerald Isle.
Kathleen’s ancestry is Irish, she lived in the country for years, and she knows its quirks and eccentricities like a native. “I do not know anyone who visits this land, so rich in history and mysticism, who is not changed by it,” she said.
Dates for the tour are September 18 – 28, 2016, a time period that includes the Autumn Equinox. She has planned a special celebration on the Island of Inishmore for that important date.
Included on the itinerary are visits to the Dingle Peninsula, Blasket Islands Heritage Center, The Burren, Knocknarea, Glencar Waterfall, Hazelwood Demesne, Tobernalt Holy Well, Loughcrew Cairns, the Hill of Slane, Bru Na Bóinne, Newgrange, Knowth, Pulnabrone Dolmen and Kylemore Abbey. There will also be an afternoon excursion to the wonderful Bunratty Folk Park.
Not to be missed are a mini-bus tour of the Aran Islands and an exploration of the spectacular Cliffs of Moher. Also included will be a Shannon car ferry ride across the Shannon Estuary and a ride in a horse-drawn jaunting cart to the stately Muckross House in Killarney
Kathleen also announced a similar “Sacred Ireland” tour for June, 2016, but it sold out so quickly, and so many people who wanted to join her group were disappointed that they had missed out, so she added a second program. As of this writing there are still a few spaces left. Complete details are available on the website of Body Mind Spirit Journeys.