Working Groups/ Projects

The Irish Order operates a series of Working Groups, Study Groups and projects. Some of these include:

Local Groves: The Order run local activity in Belfast and in the Republic of Ireland which includes seasonal celebrations, rites of passage and more.

Temple Space: The Order runs and administers a temple and community space in Belfast, Northern Ireland which is the home of the Belfast Pagan Moot, the library, classes, workshops and other community initiatives.

At-Large/ International Members Program: We have recently started accepting international/ At-Large members, who pay a reduced contribution and receive digital editions of the Orders journals and public publications as they are released, access to our members only forums, and participation in online aspects of our working and research groups. We are currently developing further resources for solitary and distant members which we hope to roll out from late 2019ev.

Fortified Island Press: The publishing arm of the Order, releasing books and monographs aimed at promulgation and presenting the work of initiates, study and working groups. Publications have included the Fortified Island Anthology, The Method Of Science, The Journal of Ogam Studies, an Introduction To…, and several more books are in the works. We also have member only publications and grade packs. Fortified Island Press also cooperates with the Arts Guild, Do What Thou Wilt! Productions. Books and other products can be bought through our shop

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Do What Thou Wilt Productions: Do what thou wilt! Productions is a creative media collective built out of a group of very diverse people who work through performance art, visual art, music, events management and more to create initiatives of free art and culture. Our last project was the Candle of Vision Exhibition. We are currently preparing for a new exhibition in April of 2018.

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Ritual Proficiency Working Group: The Irish Order has a closed working group aimed at training and skillsharing around the technologies of ritual and performance. The details of the group and its Work are necessarily withdrawn.

Scoil Fis: Is an annual foundation course in mysticism and magick with a strong emphasis on the Irish magical tradition. A benefit of membership of the Tuath, and open to the public at a nominal fee, Scoil Fis is the only graduated training in the Irish magical tradition currently offered in Ireland

Craobh Ruadh Martial Arts Working Group: A working group working with martial arts and the Red Branch school of martial arts, a syncretic system with correlates with the ogam.

The Order of the Silver Branch Is an allied school embedded in our work. It is a graduated system of training and initiation based on the relationship between pupil and teacher, rooted in the Irish magical tradition and the universal Truths. Its work is withdrawn.

Irish Order Library Project: In a bid to encourage a breadth of reading an knowledge, and to enable self education a library is being established in the Craobh Ruadh Community Space, the Belfast base of the Order. Shelving has recently been, books have been donated by members and work progresses apace. A formal opening occurred at the Three Days 2017.