Huntington Castle in Clonegal village, is the seat of the international organization “The Fellowship of Isis” – FOI (Team of Isis), associating 21,000 members in many countries. The team of Isis was founded by Olivia Robertson – a descendant of the family and the owner of the castle. FOI’s task is to promote knowledge about the Egyptian goddess Isis – the sister and wife of Osiris, whose temple is located in the basement of the castle and is open to visitors.
You’d never expect to find a place like this in a little County Carlow`s village. Huntington Castle is an extremely mystical place, believed to be haunted, was the perfect headquarters for the fellowship. Deep in the basement of The Castle visitors can find the Temple of the Goddess which celebrates the divine feminine.
The basement previously housed the dungeons, strongroom, old kitchen and Well of St. Brigid but in 1976 it became the foundation centre for the Fellowship.
The Fellowship sought to promote the female aspect of divinity and was founded by Olivia Robertson with her brother Lawrence (Derry) and Derry’s wife Bobby. Today the Temple is at the heart of a recognised world religion with thousands of members from all over the world.
Visitors on The Castle tour are shown the temple – as well as the sacred well of St Brigid, there is a main altar as well as dozens of other side altars reflecting different goddesses and zodiac signs.
There is a unique atmosphere of the Temple and it is a must for anyone who has yet the visit The Castle.
Huntington Castle can be visited from May to September. Castle, Gardens and Tearooms are Open Daily (until end of September and weekends only in October : 11am to 5pm. Castle Tours are at: 2pm, 3pm, 4pm and 5pm daily. Tickets: Castle Tours & Gardens: €10 per Adult €5 per Child Gardens and Playground: €6 per Adult €3 per Child.
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