Pilgrimage: The Everflowing Cauldron of Hospitality 

I love this! The Dagda and the Guinness Brewery…

Strixian Woods

The practice of hospitality is one of the oldest and long-lasting human societal behaviors. In early tribal cultures, hospitality was a method of ensuring mutual safety in an unsteady world, a code of conduct that guided people to treat strangers with respect and courtesy upon first meeting rather than hostility. Hospitality is one of the many mechanisms societies use that enable people to live together peacefully. Sometime a lost art in a world that encourages suspicion and fear of the “other”, hospitality is essential to having a functioning, healthy, and safe community.

One of the defining aspects in my experiences in Ireland was the overwhelming sense of welcome that we received everywhere that we went. It is clear that hospitality is a cultural reality to the Irish people. Historically, the Brehon Laws defined strict and clear rules of hospitality for both hosts and guests to follow and these rules were…

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