The Academy of Irish & Celtic Studies & local Druid group Grove of the Rising Phoenix present an 8 part lecture series. Individual lectures are available for purchase. Lectures take place from 2:00-3:30PM in the Norton Room

On the Druids

Lecture #6: March 23, 2019. “The Ogham”
We continue our lecture series at the Irish Cultural Center with The Ogham. This ancient alphabetic system is found throughout Ireland and the British Isles. Who invented this, where and why was it used? What uses does it hold for us in the modern day? Join us as we explore the history and mystery of the Ogham. Presented by Michelle West.

Lecture #7: April 27, 2019. “The Battle of Clontarf”
We explore the day that King Brian Boru took Ireland back from the Vikings, or did he? We will take a journey back to 1014, on the eve of the Battle and learn the history behind the battle, and the man who led the armies against the Norsemen this fateful day in history. Presented by Mark Bailey.

Lecture #8: May 25, 2019: “Modern Druidism”
So, you want to call yourself a Druid. What does that mean for modern day folks? Join us as we take a look at the Druidic Revival, and the various forms of Druidism found today. Presented by Michelle West.