Becoming Newgrange and the Birth of Lugh, Child of Light - A Druidic Yule Celebration

Ripley-Grier Studios
520 8th Ave
Room 10c
New York, NY 10018
United States

Inis Úll - Apple Isle Grove, ADF cordially invites you to our Yule High Day rite: Becoming Newgrange and the Birth of Lugh, Child of Light. The rite will take place on Saturday, December 19th, 4pm at Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave, Room 10c.

At sunrise on the Winter Solstice, sunlight streams through the long passage of the wonderous Newgrange monument in Ireland, reaching into its ultimate depths on this day alone. The Sun penetrates and the Great God, Lugh is engendered within this womb of Earth’s darkness. He is the Child of Light, who will bring forth the new season of brightness and warmth when the time is right for him to emerge. For this ritual, we will become Newgrange; we will align ourselves to the light and allow it to plant the seed of Lugh within our dark depths. Each of us shall become a vessel for the glory that will emerge in the season to come, contributing our energies to keep the timeless Wheel turning and returning to Spring and Life renewed!

Please bring offerings for Lugh and any of the other Gael Kindreds you wish to honor. What makes a good offering? Perhaps some food or drink, a poem or song or piece of art, an oath… Allow inspiration to guide you!

RSVPs encouraged either here or at

The grove will be asking for donations ten dollars per person to cover the cost of the rental space. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds - your participation is more valuable than cash!


Carraig (Peter Coughlin), Senior Druid, Inis Úll - Apple Isle Grove, ADF