Nóirín’s Blog

Thoughts and events for the months ahead

Nóirín recording at Glenstal Abbey

A cháirde chroithe – dear heart friends! I am inviting you to join me here in the sacred, mystical sanctuary of Glenstal Abbey on one of the following days for what promises to be good for your heart and soul.…

A spiritual journey to the Holy Land

Jerusalem pilgrimage

Nóirín Ní Riain will lead a new, unique spiritual journey to the Holy Land this November. ‘Turas D’Anam’ (Gaelic for ‘The Journey of Your Soul’) will begin in Glenstal Abbey on the west of Ireland, and will continue to Jerusalem.…

A few little things, and more!

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Dia dhíbh, a chairde chroíthe, Just to tell you a few little things. Firstly, every evening or most evenings at any rate, I go up to the Icon Chapel here in Glenstal Abbey to pray at 5.45pm before Vespers and…

Singing for the Dalai Lama..

Nóirín Ní Riain performs for the Dalai Lama

It is a huge, humbling blessing to be invited to sing at this extremely important visit to Ireland of His Holiness, the XIV Dalai Lama at this troubled time, spiritually and economically, in our land. I have had that marvelous…

To stressed educators…

Nóirín Ní Riain

Attention! All you stressed out primary teachers (or friends of theirs) at this time of the year! Come and chill out with me here in Glenstal Abbey in a week that promises to be good for the soul and body.…

To all who have written…

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A chroíthe, Thank you so much to everyone who has written to me over the past few weeks about ‘Listen with the Ear of the Heart’. I felt so vulnerable and fragile beforehand. It is so different to the experience…

Nóirín’s first blog!

Míle buíochas to dear Robbi who is yet again my whizz guardian angel to allow this old wrinkly granny to kick the blog heels! And at time that has always been so special: Feb 1, yesterday, feast of goddess, saint…