Éiru’s Resting Place
Gather round, for a tale of ancient magic, mystique, and the enchanting Irish goddess Éiru!
Éiru is one of the holy trinity of goddesses, along with Banba and Fódla, who were said to welcome the first waves of settlers to Ireland. Her name itself, Éiru, means ‘Ireland’ in the old tongue, and she is the embodiment of the blessed isle’s spirit. Some say she was the wife of the great chieftain Mac Gréine, while others claim her as the mother of the Tuatha Dé Danann. Regardless, she’s the symbol of all that is Ireland.
Éiru’s role was to bless the land and its people, to grant prosperity and protect us from harm. When those ancient warriors set foot upon the shores of Ireland, it’s said that Éiru herself stood before them, her radiant beauty shimmering like the sunrise over the Cliffs of Moher. With outstretched arms, she beckoned them to her, promising a home as green and fertile as the valleys of Connemara.
As time passed, and the memory of the old ways faded, Éiru knew her time in the land of the living was drawing to a close. Éiru’s chose her final resting place, a secret tucked away in the mystical county of Kerry. Here you will find Éiru’s floating house, on the still waters in the sacred site of Bonane, a place where the veil between the mortal world and the Otherworld grows thin, and where the magic of the ancients still lingers in the air.
She chose Bonane, nestled amidst the rugged hills and ancient forests of Kerry, as her eternal resting place because here is where the rivers sang sweet songs to the mountains, and the whispering winds told stories of old. It was told, she chose Bonane to keep watch over her beloved Éire, protecting the land and its people from beyond the veil.
There, her spirit resides, forever intertwined with the heart of Ireland itself. To this day, when you walk through Bonane, you can feel her presence, a sense of peace and magic that enchants all who tread upon her sacred soil.
So, the next time you find yourself wandering the hills and valleys of Kerry, take a moment to listen for the Irish goddess Éiru, and remember her role in the rich tapestry of our mythology. She is the guardian of this land, the keeper of its secrets, and the spirit that makes Ireland truly magical.
Sláinte, and may the spirit of Éiru watch over you!