Brigid of Faughart Mural

We were thrilled to be involved in the development of the new Brigid of Faughart Mural created in Bridge Street, Dundalk as part of the SEEK Visual Arts Festival in August 2020. The mural was created by the wonderfully talented artist Friz, who is based in Belfast and who managed to incorporate so many aspects of Brigid as both Christian Saint and Pre-Christian Goddess in this exciting new artwork. The mural is located in Bridge Street in Dundalk, which is the street that local people would have passed along, when walking out to Faughart for the annual St.Brigid's Day celebrations - a very fitting location indeed. We wish to thank all involved in organising the fantastic SEEK art…

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Schools Art Competition 2020
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Schools Art Competition 2020

For the 2020 festival, we asked local primary school students to create a portrait of a modern day St.Brigid. How would she look in the 21st century, what job would she do? Would she be a climate activist, a campaigner for the poor, a scientist, a creative artist, a teacher, even a politician? We received a huge number of wonderful entries and 6 amazing winning portraits were chosen. The imagination and creativity of our 5th and 6th class students really inspired us with hope for the future and for the future 'Brigids' in our world. Many thanks to An Tain Arts Centre, Dundalk and to Create Louth for their generous support of the competition.

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Schools Art Competition

For the 2020 festival, we asked primary school students to create a portrait of a modern day Brigid. How would Brigid look in the 21st century? What job would she have? Could she be a climate activist, a campaigner for the poor, a teacher, a creative artist, even a politician? We received a huge number of amazing entries and 6 winning portraits were chosen, which we are delighted to share with you here. The creativity and imaginations of our young 5th and 6th class students have really inspired us with hope for any number of future 'Brigids'!

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Pilgrimage Walk to Faughart Shrine

Pilgrimage Walk to Faughart Shrine The pilgrimage walk from Dundalk to Faughart Shrine follows one of the ancient pilgrimage routes used by local people for hundreds of years, when they walked out to Faughart to celebrate the Feast of St.Brigid on February 1st, or the ancient Celtic Festival of Imbolc. Join Dolores and friends on this pilgrimage walk. The walk is 5 miles and will take approximately 2 hours.  The route will go from Lisnawilly House, Mount Avenue, Dundalk and will run through Toberona and Kilcurry to Faughart Shrine. Meeting at : Lisnawilly House, Mount Avenue, Dundalk A91 T08F Times :Check Festival Info for current year Contact us by email to info@brigidoffaughart.ie or text 086 843 4117 Warm clothing,…

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