Hear Travel Writer Rosamund Burton speak at Neutral Bay


The Southern Cross Academy of Light
St John’s Uniting Church Hall, cnr of Yeo Street and Barry Street, Neutral Bay. Enter off Barry Street. Session starts 7:30pm. Entry Fee: $15, concession $10.

Discover the richness of Ireland’s Celtic spirituality as Rosamund Burton, author of Castles, Follies and Four-Leaf Clovers, talks about walking Ireland’s little known ancient highway and pilgrim route, St Declan’s Way. Learn about Brigid, who is revered as both a goddess and a saint, and sheela-na-gigs, the female fertility figures carved above the entrances of churches. Hear about the fairy forts, the holy wells and springs and the age-old Ogham alphabet, each letter of which is associated with a tree.
Though born in Ireland, Rosamund Burton grew up in England until her father got a job in Lismore, mid-way along St Declan’s Way. She went on to become an actress performing in both Dublin and London. Then she worked for England’s first left-wing think-tank before coming to Australia to join the organizing team for the Mind Body Spirit Festival. She now writes for a range of newspapers and magazines.
To see more about Castles, Follies and Four-Leaf Clovers go to Allen & Unwin’s website by clicking here.


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