Dr. Scott Bailey
Dr. Scott Bailey began collecting pebbles as soon as he was old enough to wear pants with pockets. This led to a career as a research geologist, where he specializes studying how water-rock interactions influence soil development and the structure of ecosystems. The limestone which forms the Cliffs of Moher creates barrens with rare plants, underground caverns, and hosts many nesting seabirds making this an ideal location to explore interactions between rocks and natural communities. Scott will guide us on hikes around the area and conversations about the geological wonder of this region
Rev. Susan Izard
Rev. Susan Izard is the Minister of Spiritual Life at First Church of Christ Congregational in West Hartford, CT. where she divides her time between ministry with the church and offering individual spiritual direction. She is particularly interested in spiritual growth and renewal, offering opportunities for people to explore a variety of spiritual and prayer experiences through creative worship, pilgrimages, retreats, workshops and book discussions. Over the years, Susan has lead many international pilgrimages . She will be guiding us daily in personal and group reflection as we encounter the spiritual gifts of the area.
Nancy C Murray
Nancy C Murray, E-RYT 500, YACEP®, CIAYT, is a certified Kripalu yoga teacher and a professional level Pranakriya Yoga teacher and yoga therapist and a Reiki master. She leads group and private classes, healing sessions, and workshops, and leads international pilgrimages. Nancy’s style of teaching is designed to remind people of their inner radiance. She will be guiding us in daily yoga and meditation practice, both planned and spontaneous, designed to connect us deeply to ourselves and the energy of Ireland. In addition, she will be leading group Reiki healing sessions.