ABOUT TURAS D'ANAM
Turas d'Anam means Journey of Your Soul in the ancient Irish language.
Led by Nóirín Ní Riain and her sons Owen and Moley Ó Súilleabháin, we offer a unique and personal expression of a rich musical and cultural heritage. Nóirín, Owen, and Moley are world renowned performers and keepers of Irish sacred tradition.
On Turas d'Anam, we create a welcoming community, walking the landscape and encountering the genius of the soul and soil of Ireland. You will share in all of this as we strike out together, from megalithic stone circles and ancient sites of pilgrimage to the best of Irish music and art in both its traditional and contemporary expression.
Each morning on our tours, we gather for a session of song, story, poetry and myth, followed by days of wonder and exploration through Ireland's ancient heartland or its wild coast. Share in our sense of belonging here, and gently let this land become your home.
Joining our personal circle of friendship and family, we will visit with and delight in the company, stories, music, and insights of some of Ireland’s famous artistic and cultural figures and some of its best-kept secrets.
This is tourism as it should be, where your tender attention and open ear is as much a gift to the landscape as the riches you receive in return.
Journey to the West
Coast of Ireland
September 27 - October 4, 2020
Based at the breathtakingly beautiful surrounds of the historic Parknasila Resort in County Kerry, this tour takes us to the majestic County Kerry and the wonder of the North Atlantic Coast.
Journey to the
Heart of Ireland
May 30 - June 6, 2020
Based in our home region of the Golden Vale, this tour brings us to the gently lapping shores of ancient Lough Derg and the mythic River Shannon.
THE GOOD WORD ABOUT TURAS D'ANAM
“This journey is sure
to create a beautiful understanding of the way the power of ancestry and the arts can transform individual lives.”
David Whyte, renowned poet
Nóirín Ní Riain
Nóirín is known as the High Priestess of Gregorian Chant. A singer, interfaith minister, and doctor of theology, she coined a discipline of listening to the Divine, which she calls Theosony. Nóirín has released sixteen albums since 1978, including three with her sons Owen and Moley. Her voice has rung out for peace on many continents, from United Nations conferences to gatherings with the Dalai Lama.
Owen Ó Súilleabháin
Owen is a singer, composer, and teacher. Most recently, Owen performed his new arrangements of Irish folk songs with his brother Moley and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra string quartet. Drawing on his study of philosophy and ancient civilizations, Owen works with leaders in creativity, healthcare, and technology, including the Stanford University Storytelling Project, Natividad Medical Foundation, and eBay.
Moley Ó Súilleabháin
Moley is a singer, musician, and and poet. He performs across the genres of comedy, ancient music, and poetry, and plays the Irish frame drum (bodhrán), guitar, and piano. Moley holds an MA in Ethnomusicology specializing in Irish rap music, and works in schools and with youth groups on hip hop and creative writing. His first book of poetry will be published by David Whyte's Many Rivers press in 2019.