Céile Dé Groups

These days, it's possible to join a Céile Dé group no matter where you live in the world, as long as you are willing and able to travel once every year to the same teaching retreat that is attended by the other members of your group: these annual gatherings currently take place in England, Scotland and the USA (North & South West Coasts, North & East Coasts and Ohio).

As well as deepening their understanding of the tradition at annual teaching retreats, Céile Dé Groups meet regularly to meditate together, to mark the festivals, and also to share their insights into the teachings and practices they have been working with.

How do groups meet?

Most of our groups meet physically; some choose to alternate physical and online meetings using Zoom, appreciating the advantages to both ways of connecting; a small number of groups always meet online, due to the far-flung nature of their membership: whilst all of our groups look forward to being together for a few days during their annual teaching retreats, this is something our online group members particularly look forward to. 

COVID19 - during the current pandemic, ALL of our groups are choosing to meet online

Céile Dé Groups 

Groups that are not listed on this page

Not all Céile Dé groups are listed below; this may be for reasons that are temporary, perhaps because a certain group feels they cannot take in new members for a while: it is also our current practice not to list groups who permanently meet online, because it makes them too easy a target for passing surfers with, at best, only a casual curiosity. If none of the groups below work for you we may still be able to connect you with a group this isn't currently listed here.

Before you make contact...

Before contacting us about group membership, it makes sense, saves time (and helps us too!) if you read this website thoroughly, because you may find all the information you need is right here. We particularly recommend "A History and Vision Statement for Céile Dé Groups" on our articles page and also "What happens next if I want to join a Céile Dé group? " on our FAQs page.


Location: Scotland - Edinburgh

Dream Dhun Eìdeann

Contact: dreamdhuneideann3@gmail.com  
Location: England - Yorkshire/Cumbria

Fonn a' Tuath

Contact: fonnatuath@gmail.com  
Location: USA - NE - Greenfield, Massachusetts

Anam Choille

Contact: anam.choille@gmail.com  
Location: USA - NE - The Hudson Valley of New York

Caim an t-Sratha

Contact: caim.an.tstratha9@gmail.com  
Location: USA - SE - Central Virginia

Caim Chairngorm

Contact: caimchairngorm@gmail.com  
Location: USA - SE - Washington, DC metropolitan area

Sgìre Calum Cille

Contact: sgire.calum.cille@gmail.com  
Location: USA - NW - Portland, Oregon

Caim A’ Cheathramhain Ghlais

Contact: caimacheathramhainghlais@gmail.com  
Location: USA - NW - Washington State/Island County – South Whidbey Island

Synod Of Whidbey

Contact: synodofwhidbey@gmail.com  
Location: USA - SW - Santa Barbara, California

Ciáll Dara

Contact: caimcialldara@gmail.com  
Location: USA - SW - Halcyon, California

Caim Ri Taobh Na Mara

Contact: caimritaobhnamara@gmail.com  
Location: USA - SW - San Fernando Valley / LA

Caim a' Gille Bride

Contact: ghille.bride@gmail.com