The Circle of Brigid will continue to organize the 8 yearly FOI Festivals after the passing of the Hon. Olivia Robertson, Co-Founder. Members will continue to be welcomed every day to the Temple of Isis from 1st June to 1st September. Meanwhile Olivia is still around and active! (*)
The Circle of Brigid
the 8th May 2004, during the FOI gathering
and ceremony for Beltane, Olivia formally announced the sharing of her
hostess with the newly formed Circle of
Brigid. This circle is composed of eight members chosen by Olivia and
the current owner of the castle, David
Durdin-Robertson and his wife Moira. David is son of Olivia’s brother
Durdin-Robertson and his wife Pamela, thus,
David is son of two of the FOI co-founders and nephew of the third.
and David act as Trustees for the Temple of
its formation in Ireland by the Co-Founder of
the Fellowship of Isis, the late Rt. Rev. Olivia Robertson, The Circle of
with its eight founding members, has assisted
in hosting the eight seasonal Goddess Festivals held at Clonegal
Castle. Rev. Cressida Pryor acts as sole advisor.
Rev. Marian Smiles
Rev. Cait Branigan, ArchDruidess
Rev. Deirdre Wadding
Rev. Minette Quick, ArchDruidess
Rev. Eimear Burke, ArchDruidess
Circle of Brigid does not, of course, intervene in the affairs of other
self-regulating Centres. Its Global function
is to encourage and spread fellowship and inspiration in every way,
through the Arts.
Come drink at her Well…
Seek healing’s true wealth,
Take courage her flame is still burning.
Seek justice and peace,
Come share in the feast
Her Spirit is now preparing.
- Minette Quick, Hon.Sec. Circle of Brigid
The Hon. Sec. of the Circle of Brigid, Minette Quick, sent a lovely report on the activities of the Imbolc Celebration at the Temple of Isis, Clonegal Castle in 2010, updated on April 10. It includes several beautiful photos:
Visits to Clonegal Castle
Received April 13, 2010
Minette Quick, Hon. Sec. Circle of Brigid
Reminder about the Temple of Isis, Clonegal Castle, Ireland
The Circle of Brigid will continue to organize the 8 yearly FOI Festivals after the passing of the Hon. Olivia Robertson, Co-Founder. Members will continue to be welcomed every day to the Temple of Isis from 1st June to 1st September. Meanwhile Olivia is still around and active!
Received June 6, 2011
Minette Quick, Hon. Sec. Circle of Brigid
Note: 'Huntington' is the name used outside FOI venues
Now that the season for Guided Tours of the Castle and Grounds is open for the summer months of June, July and August, I would be grateful if you would make it clear under FAQ's that general questions regarding visits to Huntington Castle for Guided Tours of the Castle and Grounds, and non-FOI events such as concerts etc., should be addressed to www.huntingtoncastle.com.
Members wishing to come to one of our Fellowship Festivals at Huntington should continue to contact email@example.com for an invitation. It should be noted that these Festivals are private events and are not advertised on-line anywhere. The Castle is a private home and is not open to the public except for advertised events.
Thank you so much.
(Honorary Secretary, Circle of Brigid)
Extension of Copyright of Olivia Robertson's Works
to Circle of Brigid, Ireland
Received July 10, 2010
I, Olivia Robertson, have extended copyright of my works to ensure that the aims and ideals of the Fellowship of Isis are available to as many people as possible worldwide. With this in mind I have given copyright of my works to the Circle of Brigid, Ireland, in the care of the Honorary Secretary representing the fundamental principles of the Fellowship of Isis.
- Olivia Robertson, Co-Founder of the Fellowship of Isis, 10th July, 2010
Change in Roster of Membership in the Circle of Brigid
Received March 28, 2014
There have been a couple of further changes to the membership of the Circle of Brigid since those I sent only recently. Perhaps you would kindly update your website notices for us:
(*) Note: The original announcement above was sent with the name of Brigid spelled with an 'h'. The spelling has been changed to match the form used in the name of the Advisory Board and the e-mail address of the Hon. Secretary of the Circle of Brigid.