Kathleen McKern Verigin is the owner of Anam Cara Tours, LLC, based in Portland, Oregon, USA. She is a polished and popular tour guide for those wanting to visit the many sacred sites of Ireland. Her small group tours also include time to shop and visit pubs.
Tours are for adults 18+, and usually open to women and men. However, some tours have been for women only, including the 2013 journey that focused on Celtic goddesses—at the request of the group.
Anam cara in Irish means soul friend. Anam Cara Tours provides intimate experiences of sacred lands for like-spirited adults traveling in small groups—first as pilgrims, second as tourists.
While traveling about Ireland we provide opportunities for travelers to experience her ancient cultures and explore the basic tenets of Celtic Spirituality, while witnessing and embodying contemporary practices that incorporate both.
Our mornings begin with a hearty breakfast. You can enjoy solitude or chat with others about your thoughts and impressions of the journey. Travelers will receive a new Celtic Blessing each day, demonstrating the knowledge of, respect for and connection to The Divine in the natural world. Throughout the days we will be pilgrim/tourists, visiting a variety of sites. Evenings are generally free for you to explore restaurants, cafes and bistros, or perhaps share some good craic (Irish word for fun) at a nearby pub.
Upcoming tours will be listed on the Itinerary page.
Custom designed Ireland tours are also available. That means Kathleen crafts the tour you want, including the itinerary and booking transportation and accommodations. Then you enroll 8-10 people you’d like to travel with. Your land package is free!
Kathleen is also available for private coaching sessions for those wanting to travel about Ireland on their own, either as a family, a couple or a solo individual.