Our Courses and Membership

Our training course includes membership of the Order and is divided into three stages that correspond with the three traditional schools of the Bards, Ovates and Druids. We also offer courses in Celebrancy.

Train in Druidry


When you enrol on this course, you join the Order of Bards, Ovates & Druids and begin an adventure that thousands of people all over the world have taken. It works with the ideas and practices of Druidry in a thoroughly practical, yet also deeply spiritual way.


Train to be a Celebrant


Celebrancy is the art of being able to design and lead Weddings/Handfastings, Funerals, Baby Namings & other Rites of Passage. We have developed two online training courses, which together constitute a well-rounded grounding in the art of celebrancy.


What Our Members Say

Ronald Hutton, Professor of History at the University of Bristol, says in his book The Druids:

“The OBOD course arguably represents one of the major documents of British spirituality from the late twentieth century.”

Since then the course has been developed, revised and expanded for the 21st century. Here are some reactions to the course from members:

For the renewed presence in my life of this sense of spiritual, magical intimacy with the world of matter, I am deeply grateful. It takes me back to my roots in more way than one; it connects me deeply to the earth of my nourishment, to the magical realm of the living world. I have also learned so much about myself, about choice and about freedom. S.H. from London
This magnificent and highly inspiring journey through the Bardic, Ovate and Druid training is mind-blowing, poetic and life-changing all at the same time - a new and yet so old perspective on life and spirituality and a piece of art in itself. T.S. from Zurich
The greatest value of the OBOD postal course is this: it exists. It is available. Precious insights are being passed along. The mysteries are being shared. Thanks to all who have made this course possible! V.C. from Oregon

A message from the current Chief of the Order

When you join the Order, a wonderful adventure lies ahead of you! You will receive great teachings and insights, and a wide range of resources to support and inspire you.
When I joined the Order in 2003, little did I know what an amazing journey I would be taking – of magic, learning, community, friendship and so much more! I very much look forward to welcoming you!

Go n-éirí an bóthar leat (May the road rise with you)!

Míle Beannachtaí (Many Blessings),