Be a provenance
of something gathered,
a summation of
previous intuitions,
let your vulnerabilities
walking on the cracked,
sliding limestone, be this time,
not a weakness, but a faculty
for understanding what’s about
to happen.
— David Whyte

A Week in the West of Ireland

June 10 - 17, 2017

Join David and 35 eclectic travelers for a celebration of Ireland's celtic culture, both traditional and emerging, set on Galway Bay in County Clare; an unforgettable pilgrimage over ancient limestone and windblown shores, gathering at places of special inherited significance in both Irish history and the Irish religious imagination. Wind and tide permitting, we may visit the Aran Islands and bicycle to Dun Aengus at the very edge of the ancient Irish world.

David will introduce people not only to the place and culture, but also to some of his closest friends - people deeply connected to the landscape, and firmly occupying their unique place in the world. You will have the opportunity to hear world-class musicians and experience why County Clare is renowned for carrying the soul of traditional Irish music.

The trip is a unique and intimate experience of Ireland from the inside out, with morning poetry sessions setting the stage for afternoon walking pilgrimages.

Cost: $3900. Includes 7 nights' accommodation, ground transportation to and from Shannon airport, all breakfasts and either lunch of dinner each day. Does not include airfare.

In order to create a balanced, diverse group, we do not accept participants on a first come, first served basis. We accept applications through December, and notify you by February 1, 2017.

To apply, please download and complete the application form and fitness assessment, below, and send them, together with your letter of application, to Thomas Crocker.