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Moon Mná in the Media

Karen Ward and Moon Mná have had the pleasure of being interviewed on TV programmes, written many articles shared nationwide and have brought our celtic woman’s circles to community events. A selection of them are shared below for you to enjoy and experience how Women Circles offers much to the Arts, communities and public life.

TV Interviews

As Ireland celebrates St Brigid’s Day, this film celebrates the Celtic festival of Imbolc, which marks the rebirth of the earth, between the winter solstice and spring equinox. Dr. Karen Ward introduces the meanings and relevance of this indigenous Celtic Festival today.

We share the mysteries of the Sacred Site of the Hill of Tara with UK cricketer and car lover Freddie Flintoff and his partner in travels Rob, as part of his BBC ‘Freddie Fries Again’ series in 2018. Join us from 7.20 minutes in ’til 14.23 minutes.

Brigids Day 2024

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As Ireland celebrates St Brigid’s Day, this film celebrates the Celtic festival of Imbolc, which marks the rebirth of the earth, between the winter solstice and spring equinox. Dr. Karen Ward introduces the meanings and relevance of this indigenous Celtic Festival today.

Uisneach Bealtaine Festival

The Moon Mná Circle Facilitators were invited to symbolise Ériu’s Summer Maidens at the Hill of Uisneach’s Bealtaine Fire Festival,  2023 .

We were invited to represent key deities at the Hill of Uisneach’s Bealtaine Fire Festival,  2018  as God Lugh and Goddess Ériu. The Moon Mná are wearing white and the Fir Le Cheile in black and red.

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 At the Bealtaine Fire Festival 2017, as Lugh and  one of the 13 Goddesses, we greeted President Michael D Higgins who lit the Fire that year. The Moon Mná are in white and Fir Le Cheile in black and red.

Winter Solstice Newgrange

The City of Dublin Winter Soltstice Celebration

On the Radio

Dr Karen Ward’s Radio Interview on Gerry Kelly’s Late Lunch Programme on LMFM Radio on 1st February 2021.

In the Paper

BRIGID'S DAY - HERSTORY

Shamanic and Social Activist Artist Barbara O’Meara’s rendition of Karen and Dolores Whelan as part of Herstory’s 2021 ‘Brigids of Our Time’ projected onto Kildare Cathedral at Imbolg for their co-rediscovering of the Brigid’s Way Celtic Pilgrimage.

The image projected onto Kildare Cathedral.

BRIGID'S WAY CELTIC PILGRIMAGE 2013

The Spirit of Folk Festival, Dunderry Park, Meath

At Autumn Equinox, we were honoured to host the Faerie Gathering including the Faerie Rites at the Spirit of Folk Festival, Co. Meath. (This  festival has now morphed into the wonderful SOFFT Nights). Karen’s Moon Mná Facilitators offer the Faerie Rites every Summer www.moonmna.ie

RTÉ Brainstorm Articles

‘How the Irish Celts invented Halloween’ by Dr. Karen Ward.

Marking the Winter Solstice’s shortest day and longest night by Dr. Karen Ward

‘How the Celtic festival of Imbolg marks the first day of spring’ by Dr. Karen Ward.

‘Today’s Spring Equinox: more light, less darkness’ by Dr. Karen Ward.

‘How Bealtaine marks the start of summer in Ireland’ by Dr. Karen Ward.

‘Summer Solstice: the longest day and shortest night of the year’ by Dr. Karen Ward

‘The joys of Lúnasa’ by Dr. Karen Ward.

‘Autumn Equinox: a time of equal night and day’ by Dr. Karen Ward.

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