Éigse has been organised by Anna, Paul and Eimear since 2017 and before that by Anna and Luke since 2010 (History).
Anna Coote was born in Wexford but is currently living in the wild Midlands (the HEART of Ireland) with her daughter, Partner and various other 4-legged family members! Anna is a fully ordained Priest of the Fellowship of Isis since 2014, Clergy member of Pagan Life Rites, member of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids (OBOD) and Kilkenny Druid Grove, Celtic Shamanic Therapist, Celebrant, Reiki Master/Teacher, Hedge-witch, Crystal Therapist/Teacher, Master Pendulist, Poet, Linguist & Mother!
She currently co-owns and runs a Holistic Therapy Centre in Athlone, Co-Westmeath called Oak Tree Holistic Therapies, where she works as a Holistic Therapist and Trainer. She also makes and sells holistic items such as her own range of Crystal Healing jewellery.
Anna is passionate about her family, trees, women’s issues and all those searching equality, the earth below her feet, reading, promoting mental health and empowering all people to find their own wisdom & healing within themselves.
She draws her influences from; nature, the moon, indigenous spiritual & Druidic practice, the amazing people and teachers she has been fortunate to encounter throughout her life and personal experience- which partly comes from living an alternative lifestyle as a child with a large extended family, travelling with horses and living in wagons, immersed in green wildlife, freedom and dirt!
Paul Corcoran is a member of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids. He is rather fond of trees and long walks on the beach with his partner and their dog.
He drinks a lot of tea and he doesn’t know how to work a television. He is terrified of his phone ringing. He has travelled around Ireland a lot and lived in many places- North, South, East and West and is currently found in one of the most beautiful of all places, namely Killarney. However, most importantly- he’s from Cork!
Paul is an accredited Celebrant available for weddings, baby namings and other ceremonies, he also does a lot of creative writing and blogging.
Outside of paganism, his other passions in life include Toastmasters and 5Rhythms.
Eimear Burke is a practicing Druid and works both as a Psychologist and a Celebrant.
As a Druid she is a member of OBOD (The Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids). With her late husband, Howard Campbell, she founded the Kilkenny Druid Grove, which is based at their home in 3 Castles in Kilkenny. Their Grove hosts celebrations for all eight festivals in the Wheel of the Year. The ceremonies are attended by Druids and Pagans of all paths, as well as by people from all sections of their local community. Their aim was to promote Druidry as a creative way of living in balance with the natural world.
Her work as a celebrant means that she creates and facilitates rites of passage for people, marking all the important events in life from baby-namings to funerals. She particularly enjoys performing handfastings, and is licensed to carry out legal marriages in the Republic of Ireland.
As a Priestess of The Fellowship of Isis, she works to honour the Goddess and the Divine Feminine in all her forms.
As a storyteller, she takes a particular pride in continuing the oral tradition of Irish folklore, and focus on Irish mythology.