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.…

‘Hearth Sounds’, Nóirín’s new album released

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Nóirín has released her first album in six years, her third with sons Owen and Moley Ó Súilleabháin. ‘Hearth Sounds – Ancient Songs from Ireland and the World’ features eighteen tracks recorded from Glenstal Abbey. Speaking to The Independent, Nóirín…

The Arts Interview: Dr. Nóirín Ní Riain

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Source: The Limerick Leader I was born in Caherconlish and my mother always said that I sang before I could speak. I always loved singing for the healing powers that it bestowed and for the good of it all. Researchers…

‘Christmas is so much a feminine time. There’s no blood or aggression’

Nóirín Ní Riain before Christmas

Source: The Irish Times The singer Nóirín Ní Riain wants to help people reconnect with the ‘true meaning’ of this time of year. Advent, Christmas and the Epiphany make up the best part of the year, according to the spiritual…

Interview: Nóirín Ní Riain – a serene path in valley of tears

Nóirín Ní Riain at Glenstal

Source: The Independent ‘One of the big lessons I’ve learned in life really, is that you go with the flow. I don’t actually worry.” Spiritual singer and theologian Noirin Ni Riain laughs, making a gracious gesture with her hands. “I…

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…

Nóirín writes new book, ‘Theosony’

Theosony - Towards a Theology of Listening

Irish spiritual singer and Christian scholar, Nóirín Ní Riain proposes a rich imaginative, refreshing new way of listening for and interpreting the Divine ‘sound of sheer silence’. From Socrates, through Abraham, Jesus Christ, Patrick to you, the most powerful connection…

Nóirín to sing for the Dalai Lama

Nóirín Ní Riain with HH The XIV Dalai Lama

Internationally renowned singer and academic Nóirín Ní Riain is to sing on two occasions for His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama on his visit to Ireland this coming April. The Dalai Lama visits Dublin on Wednesday 13th April and Limerick…

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…