Slí An Chroí in the Media

We have had the pleasure of being interviewed on TV programmes, written many articles shared nationwide and have brought our shamanic experience to community events. A selection of them are shared below for you to enjoy and experience how Shamanism offers much to the Arts, communities and public life.

TV Interviews

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Imbolc: The fire Within (RTE 2024)

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.

Finnish musician Sami Yaffa invited us to bring alive the myths and legends of the Sacred Site of the Hill of Uisneach as part of his series ‘Sami Yaffa: Sound Tracker’ in 2019. His series discovers the power of music and indigenous communities world wide.

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.

Uisneach Bealtaine Festival

We were invited once again to be a part of the wonderful Hill of Uisneach Bealtaine Fire Festival, John as Lugh with the Slí An Chroí men as Light Bearers and Karen and the Moon Mná as Summer Maidens of Ériu. 

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. 

 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.

At the Bealtaine Fire Festival on the Hill of Uisneach, Westmeath 2015, John represents the Sun God  Lugh who greets the Parade of Light as it wends its way up this Sacred Site. 

Winter Solstice Newgrange

The City of Dublin Winter Soltstice Celebration


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

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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Liam's Bio

Líam has been a health practitioner for 35 years, with 15 years in traditional therapeutic roles as mental health nurse, counsellor and therapist; ‘I came to realise that these approaches were limited on their own in how they could help people heal from significant life challenges.

This led to an exploration of and training and practice in alternative healing approaches, such as Reiki, Shamanism, Tai Chi, Mindfulness and Body Work. It was inevitable that I would end up embracing family constellations work as an all encompassing holistic approach to healing at the individual and systemic levels. 

I bring my history as a wounded healer; 15 years working alternatively with people experiencing trauma; a passionate connection to the land & nature’s energy and a curiosity about how we are all connected in some strange, wonderful way.’

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