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Seasonal Events

In keeping with An Tairseach’s mission and values we celebrate the changing of the seasons 4 times each year.  The celebration involves a gentle half hour ritual, usually in the cosmic garden (weather permitting) and / or inside the Ecology Centre.  Everyone is then welcome to stay for a cup of tea and a  piece of cake. All are welcome to attend and the events are free of charge although please let us know if you are coming so that we can provide enough refreshments.  Any donation you would like to make is gratefully received either in advance or on the day.

Summer Solstice

The summer solstice is also known as midsummer and occurs when one of the Earth’s poles has its maximum tilt towards the sun and the sun reaches its highest position in the sky.  This is the day of the year with the longest period of daylight and our organic garden is abundant with bright flowers, vegetables and fruits. In our Northern Hemisphere, this takes place on the 21st June.

An Tairseach’s summer solstice celebration usually takes place on the closest Saturday to the 21st June.

Please check our Events Calendar for dates and details.

In 2018 we celebrated the summer solstice with a ‘Midsummer Celebration’ and an open day of An Tairseach.  We are grateful to chef Darina Allen for giving an excellent talk on the day.

Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice Wicklow

In direct contrast to the summer solstice, the winter solstice, or midwinter  occurs when one of the Earth’s poles has its maximum tilt away from the sun.  This is the day with the shortest period of daylight and longest night of the year.  In our Northern Hemisphere, this takes place on the 21st September.

An Tairseach’s winter solstice celebration usually takes place on the closest Saturday to the 21st December.

Please check our Events Calendar for dates and details.

Spring Equinox

Spring Equinox

Spring equinox is when the Sun is directly above the equator, crossing from south to north and therefore bringing equal hours of day and night. In our Northern Hemisphere, the Spring equinox is usually around the 21st March and is a time when there is a feeling of renewal and optimism as flowers and vegetables start to increase after the cold winter.

An Tairseach’s Spring equinox celebration usually takes place on the closest Saturday to the 21st March.

Please check our Events Calendar for dates and details.

Autumn Equinox

Autumn Equinox

Autumn equinox is when the Sun is directly above the equator but in contrast to the Spring equinox, it sits from north to south.  This, like the Autumn equinox, brings equal hours of day and night.  In our Northern Hemisphere, the Autumn equinox is usually around the 21st September and is a time to celebrate the changing season and the abundance of the produce harvested at this time.

An Tairseach’s Autumn equinox celebration usually takes place on the closest Saturday to the 21st September.

Please check our Events Calendar for dates and details.