The Centre for Celtic Spirituality

A Day Experiencing Celtic Spirituality at The Navan Centre for groups.

 

An experience for groups interested in exploring aspects of Celtic Spirituality.

The Centre for Celtic Spirituality is based at The Navan Centre, 2.5 miles from Armagh City, on the Enniskillen Road (the road which leads past Armagh City Hotel). It is a beautiful place, with ample parking space for coaches and for cars. There are lovely grounds for walking, and a cafe/restaurant. To see all that is offered google www.Armagh.co.uk/navan.

A suggested programme for groups

10:30am   Arrive at The Centre for welcome,  morning coffee and a tour of the Centre.

12.00 Midday

A session on aspects of Celtic Spirituality – an ‘indigenous’ spiritual path.

e.g. Our relationship/Kinship with nature, Hospitality and the open heart, Simplicity of living, Art and giftedness, Pilgrimage and sacred journey, the other world.

If the weather is good this will include walking outdoors to experience ‘Caim Prayer’  (the prayer of encircling).

Celtic Spirituality Sessions are facilitated by Grace Clunie M.A. , Anglican priest and teacher of Celtic Spirituality. She is also the author of two books on Celtic Spirituality, details can be found on this web-site.

 

1.00p.m. Lunch at The Navan Centre – there are beautiful grounds for walking and also a gift-shop.

Booking the restaurant for your group – Morning coffee/tea with scones or with biscuits can be booked at a very reasonable cost per person. Lunch options are either soup and sandwiches or a buffett lunch (menu choices supplied).  Book by telephoning The Navan Centre on 028 3752 9644.

2p.m. to 3p.m. A guided tour of the ancient mound – a mysterious and ancient place.

3.30 p.m. to 4.30p.m. A Living History Experience in the Iron Age dwelling – the Ireland that Patrick and the early Christian Missionaries would have encountered?

COSTS  The cost for Celtic Spirituality sessions with Grace Clunie  is £25 per hour. Other programme options listed above can be costed when you contact The Navan Centre (see contact details below).

In the City of Armagh just 3 miles away there are other options for both groups and individuals:

– A Visit to Armagh’s two iconic Cathedrals.

St Patrick’s Catholic cathedral – telephone 028 37522638.

St Patrick’s Church of Ireland (Anglican) cathedral – telephone 028 3752 3142

– A visit to Armagh Museum  – telephone  028 3752 3070

– A visit to Armagh Planetarium – telephone 028 3752 3689

These need to be booked separately but could be linked to a morning experience at The Navan Centre, just 2.5 miles from Armagh City.

Directions to Armagh

From Belfast, take the M1 motorway south; take the slip road (M12) to Armagh; follow the road-signs around Portadown to Armagh. Approaching Armagh, go straightover at the first roundabout, then first left at the second roundabout. At the first and second and third traffic lights, keep in the right lane. Go straight through the fourth set of traffic lights – following the sign for Enniskillen. Navan is just 3 miles from Armagh on the right hand side and is clearly sign-posted. There is plenty of parking space, both for cars and buses.

From Dublin, come to Armagh via Newry. At the traffic lights at the bottom of the steep hill into Armagh, turn left, following the signs for Enniskillen, past the Armagh City Hotel. At the next traffic lights go straight ahead. Follow the road for about 3 miles and Navan is clearly signposted on the right hand side of the road.

TO BOOK – by EMail – contact@celtic-spirituality.net

or EMail the Navan Centre directly on  navan@armaghbanbridgecraigavon.gov.uk

or Tel:  028 3752 9644/ 028 3752 6431

text phone users – 18001 3752 9644

Address – The Navan Centre, 81 Killylea Road, Armagh. BT60 4LD.