Stephanie Woodfield has been a practicing Pagan for the past twenty years. A devotional polytheist, ritualist, teacher and Priestess of the Morrigan, she is one of the founding members of Morrigu’s Daughters and The Morrigan’s Call Retreat. She is the author of Celtic Lore and Spellcraft of the Dark Goddess: Invoking the Morrigan and other titles. In her spare time she enjoys creating art out of skulls and other dead things. She looks forward to helping others forge meaningful experiences with the Gods and land of Ireland. Stephanie hopes to bring her knowledge and background in personal practices and vocational devotion to this trip.
Morgan Daimler has been a pagan and witch since the early 90’s, focusing on Irish Reconstructionism and honoring the Fair Folk. She has written poetry and articles in a variety of magazines and journals including Pagan Dawn and Air n-Aithesc and blogs regularly at Living Liminally. Morgan is also the author of multiple books, including a paranormal romance/urban fantasy series and a variety of non-fiction books focused on Irish mythology or fairies. She teaches classes on the same subjects she writes about and her hobby is translating Old Irish material into English.
Vyviane Armstrong has been event planning and arranging sacred site tours since 1999, with a special focus on Goddess and Sacred Site pilgrimages in North America, UK, and Ireland. She worked with the Sisterhood of Avalon for eighteen years, assisting with their event planning. Her belief is that travel is a holistic event, and a pilgrimage starts the minute the first hotel room is booked or the first guidebook bought.
Some of Vyviane’s favorite places to travel and explore are Ireland, Thailand, Wales, and road trips through North America. Her next travel goals are Prague, the Isle of Man, and North Dakota. Her favorite city is Sligo, Ireland, and her hometown is Atlanta, Georgia.
You can find Vyviane and her company Land Sea Sky Travel at www.landseaskytravel.com.
Lora O’Brien is a native Irish woman with strong experience in our history, heritage, archaeology, mythology, & Irish Spirituality. You could call her Pagan, Witch, Druid, Priestess or Shaman, and you wouldn’t be wrong, although she doesn’t call herself anything but a Draoí – a practitioner of indigenous Irish magic and spirituality, in the simplest terms.
While working for 8 years as the General Manager at Cruachán – Rathcroghan Royal Site in Co. Roscommon, Lora was honoured to guide visitors both physically and spiritually to Oweynagat, the Cave of the Cats, the real life entrance to the Irish Otherworld.
She is still a tour guide (by special appointment only), a teacher, and writes Irish heritage articles and books, including: her earliest work Irish Witchcraft from an Irish Witch: A Practical Guide to Irish Spirituality in 2012, which combines her psychology studies with very accessible information and technique to provide a clear pathway for connection to Ireland; and the forthcoming A Practical Guide to Irish Magic (Llewellyn, 2017).
Lora is a co-founder and legal Reverend with the Irish Pagan Life Rites organisation, has been consciously following a pagan path for 21 years, and is a dedicated Priestess of the Morrigan for over 13 years. It’s hard work, but the benefits are… no, actually. It’s just hard work.