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Tour Ireland with Mindie Burgoyne. The 2013 Thin Places tour will travel to the northern region covering 25 mystical sites over a 10 day period. Sites include the Giant's Causeway, Dunluce Castle, Inishmurray, Boa Island, Beltany Stone Circle, Beaghmore Stone Circle, Ardboe and Navan Fort. Overnights are in Donegal, Derry, Iniskillen and Belfast. Sept 5-15, 2013
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Mike Croghan of Rathcroghan Tours talks about thin places in the video. The wind was an obstacle for the audio. Transcript of his dialog is below.
A thin place, as you know yourself, is a very loose term .. for a place that would allow people to make a connection.
It could be a place between the earth and the vaults of the skies. It could be a place between the earth and the Other world.
It's a place where the deities and the people of the Other world at special times of the year can make their way through into our realm, but also, at that same time it's an opportunity for us to travel to the Other world. And it's a time where you can make a direct connection with the people of the Sidhe, the people of the mounds, the ancestors.
There are a few people, a few special people who have the ability to do this wherever. For the majority of us, a thin place is an opportunity to to make that connection in a certain geographical location.
Here in Ireland we have so many thin places. We have countless thin places. The specific one that I will always mention to people is Oweynagat - the Cave of the Cats - here on Rathcroghan. It's known as the entrance to Mother Earth. It's known as the entrance to the Other World. And that really would really be - let's call it an axis mundi which is a pivotal point between our world and the Other World.
Just to sum it up, a thin place is a place where you can make a connection, and a lot of the time it's in a specific geographical location. Like I say here it might be the Cave of the Cats. It could be Keshcorran over in Sligo. It could be on Tara. It might be Uisneach. It might be one of the four royal capitals.
It's a different place for different people.
What I would say to people out there is that if they go looking for thin places, you might find it on a map. You might just find it in your own personal space - wherever you do ritual... wherever you work.
Music is "Private Reflection" by Kevin MacLeod. www.incompetech.com
For more about Rathcroghan Tours visit http://www.rathcroghantours.com
For more information on travel to thin places, visit http://www.thinplacestour.com
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What are thin places? Places where the veil between this world and the eternal world is thin. This video shows sacred, mystical sites in Ireland set to "Craigieburn Wood" ... harp music of Anne Roos from her collection, "A Light in the Forest." Photographs and video by Mindie Burgoyne.
For a listing of the sites in this video - see the Thin Places blog - http://bit.ly/ebv0OJ
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Highlights for the Thin Places Mystical Tour of Ireland 2012 Tour which focused on the West. Guide, Mindie Burgoyne escorted guests on a guided tour of places where the veil between this world and the eternal world is "thin." Sites include Connemara, Clifden, Lough Corrib, Croagh Patrick, Knock Shrine, Ballitubber Abbey, Caldragh Cemetery, Rathcroghan, Hill of Uisneach, Holy Island in County Clare and the Burren.
Guests stayed in Galway, Sligo and Westport spending nine days total in Ireland.
The full post and notes on this tour are at http://ow.ly/ffVz7
For more information on THIN PLACES TOURS OF IRELAND visit www.ThinPlacesTour.com
Photography, and videography by Mindie Burgoyne - All Rights Reserved.
Music "Man with the Brown Hat" performed live by the Dongas Tribe
Creative Commons License.
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Does being in a thin place affect creativity? Dingle artist, Carol Cronin says "yes." 5 minute video tells her story of travel to the Great Blasket Island and how it changed her life and transformed her work. See Carol Cronin's work at www.carolcronin.com
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Tour Guide Mindie Burgoyne discusses thin places in Ireland and traveling through the West of Ireland. Video shows images of sites on the Thin Places Tour for 2012 - Sligo, Westport, Croagh Patrick, Rathcroghan, Uisneach, Clew Bay, the Burren, Poulnabrone Dolment, Fermanagh, Caldragh Cemetery, Ballintubber Abbey. For more information visit http://ThinPlacesTour.com or http://thinplace.net
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The Maryland Irish Festival in Timonium is all under one roof with a special children's section, history and culture exhibits, live entertainment all day including Irish dancers and traditional Irish music. Irish food and beer and scores of vendors selling Irish clothes, accessories, art, book and more fill half of the great hall. Free parking and access to Baltimore's Light Rail. Don't miss it.
For more information visit http://www.irishfestival.com
Video produces by Great Blue Media - www.travelhag.com (c) 2012
Music - Farewell to Erin - performed by The Dongas Tribe, used with the Creative Commons license.
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A tour of mystical places in the south of Ireland with Mindie Burgoyne - May 2011. Tour explored places like Newgrange, Hill of Tara, Kildare, Cashel, Holycross Abbey, Dingle, Cork, West Cork, and the Beara Peninsula. This slide show highlights some of the sites visited and some of the guests on the tour. For more information on future Thin Places tours see www.thinplacestour.com
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Visions of places in Ireland where the veil between this world and the eternal world is "thin." Hill of Tara, stone circles, wayside shrines, monastic ruins, and other sacred sites.
Music "Long Road Ahead" by Kevin MacLeod, http://incompetech.com. (less info)