Retreats 2023

Set on the beautiful coastline of South County Sligo in the Northwest of Ireland, the weekend will begin and end with Ceremony and Ritual and includes three very special workshops, an evening of celebration and music, with lunch and dinner included in the ticket price.

Limited accommodation is available at the venue on a first-come-first-served basis. Information on other nearby accommodation is available on request.

Through this event, you can:

  • Deepen your connection with the natural world.
  • Learn more fully what your talents are.
  • See what blocks to manifesting your talents might be built into your destiny and sense of Self.
  • Develop the courage to state your Talents.
  • Check if you have charted your route forward to manifesting your Talents now.
  • Head towards your own beautiful Harvest in your own beautiful Fields of Gold.

This is a unique offering

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Tracey is a Druid and a full member of the Order of Bards Ovates and Druids, OBOD, having completed the training program of the Order and been duly initiated. She is a visual artist, accomplished crafter, and published illustrator. She also holds a level 3 facilitation skills certificate. Her passion for the natural world has led to life-long learning on many of the diverse expressions of our beautiful world. She loves to share her knowledge with groups of all ages.

Tracey leads a Druid Group for the Northwest of Ireland, a Seed Group within OBOD.

Maggie is a hypnotherapist and energy practitioner, combining EFT, Emotion Code/Body Code, bodywork and healing within her sessions. Her passion is to help people embrace their true potential and have happier lives.
Maggie’s website is:
The full list of the many Healing Modalities Maggie operates in can be found here. Most are given online, but some are face-to-face only. We have a Treatment Room in our home here. See:

Michael Conneely is a Shamanic Healer and a practitioner of both Vedic Astrology and Psychodynamic Western Astrology. Michael has five university degrees. He has completed a five-year university-based Field Study: An Ethnography of Spiritual Forms New to the Modern West including Hinduism, Buddhism, Paganism, Shamanism, and Utopian Community. Michael lives on the coastline of the beautiful West of Ireland which he loves and which his spirit is fed by.
Michael has worked in the Druid path for many years and he heads Sacred West of Ireland Tours. Michael’s visionary novels are available on Amazon and include: The Tribe, Druid, Rune and The
Backpackers Guide to the New Spirituality.
Michael’s websites are:
Astrology Blog:


Friday evening

Starts 6.30 pm with: A Walk with a Druid.
We take a short walk to nearby Doonalton Beach and take the opportunity to begin our connection to this sacred landscape on the lovely little hidden beach in full view of Ben Bulben Mountain and Knocknarea the cairn of Queen Maedhbh.
Explore with Tracey the plant realm along with local lore and poetry of the area. We connect to theherbs that grow by the seashore, their wisdom and healing. Take part in a grounding exercise to prepare us for the weekend ahead, followed by our Opening Ceremony 

Saturday Morning:

Workshop 1:
Saturday starts with Tracey’s Workshop: The Art of the Ovate.
Within Druidry, the Ovate is The Herbalist, The Healer and The Shaman. During this workshop, we will explore the realm of plants from the perspective of the Ovate, Learning practical methods and recipes and, using: Art, Divination, and visualisation to bring us closer to this realm, whilst deepening our connection and knowledge of this world.
Lunch is 1 – 2pm

Saturday Afternoon:

Workshop 2 is led by Maggie Pashley (2 pm to 5 pm)
Maggie will lead a hypnotic journey to help you release a limiting pattern holding you back and then meet your Future Self for advice, encouragement and inspiration.

Free Time 5 – 7 pm

Saturday Evening: 7 pm to 10.30 pm:
Dinner followed by The Night Court Social – an opportunity to share a song, a passion, or a poem, with music and perhaps some dancing to follow.

Sunday Morning
Workshop 3 is led by Michael Conneely (10 am to 1 pm)

Michael Conneely leads a visionary connection to Llugh, God of the Ancient Irish and Lord of Harvest. We delve deeply to identify those of our talents which cry out to be harvested now. The Sunday morning session ends with a session drawing on Ogham Wisdom to highlight your key issue in moving forward to let your Talent shine.
There is then a brief talk by Michael Conneely at the end of the event on the Astrology of Now and the Way Forward. If you want to send Michael your natal data in advance, he can include how the energy of the equinox will affect YOU. Natal data is: date, time and place of birth.

Sunday 2.30 pm
Closing Ceremony and Farewells


The event takes place at the lovely home of Michael Conneely and Maggie Pashley who look forward to extending a warm welcome to you.
The Lughnasadh 2023 Harvest the Song of Your Soul Retreat is held in the wondrously beautiful West Coast of Ireland near the world-class surfing beach of Easky and close to W B Yeats Country and amid Ireland’s most Ancient Sacred Monuments of Carrowkeel, Carrowmore and Knocknarea and many more


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Weekend Pass €295



You can book to stay in one of Maggie’s two BnBs, or you can book in other BnBs nearby in the locality.
For Maggie’s BnBs, please note: it’s first come, first served

Option 1:
Book Maggie’s entire two-bedroom unit:
(bedroom 1 has double bed. Bedroom 2 has double bunk with single bunk above)
The unit is c/w living area, kitchen and bathroom

Option 2:

Book the Double bedroom in the two-bedroom unit, with shared use of the living area, kitchen and bathroom

Option 3:
Book the 3 bunk bedroom in the two bedroom unit, with shared use of the living area, kitchen and bathroom

Option 4:
Book Maggie’s second B&B unit: One bedroom:
Double bedroom with sitting area and kitchen plus bathroom
The sitting area has a click sofa which converts to a double bed.


Do stay around here longer than the Lughnasadh Festival weekend and explore our local secret beach and Fairy Glen, and there’s also the huge range of miraculously beautiful local sites, including:
Yeats Country: Lissadell House, Loch Gill, Dooney Rock, Glencar Waterfall, the Lake Isle of Innisfree, Hazelwood Forest, Slish Wood and Cottage Island.

Ben Bulben, Ben Wisken and the Gleniff Horseshoe Valley.

The Battlefield of Moytura (site of Cath Maige Tuired), The Bed of the Couple, Heapstown Cairn, Loch na Suil, The Eglone Stone.

Lacken Strand (Mayo’s Hidden Gem)
Strand Hill
Carrowmore, Carrowkeel and Knocknarea Neolithic Sites.

We look forward to bringing in the Harvest with you!