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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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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Guided Walk – Exploring the Sacred Sites of Faughart with Pat O’Rourke

Local historian and longtime friend of the Festival, Pat O’Rourke, guides us around the sacred sites of Faughart, from St.Brigid’s Shrine and the Healing Stones, to the ancient Hill of Faughart, Brigid’s Well and old Faughart Graveyard. From the Hill of Faughart one can look across to Dundalk Bay, forward to the Cooley Mountains and back to the famous Gap of the North and the mighty form of Slieve Gullion. All these locations are steeped in myth and folklore, playing a major role in the epic story of the Táin Bo Cúlaigne and in the military history of Ireland down through the ages, as the armies of local chieftains and foreign invaders made their way from south to…

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Be The Change Workshop with Claire Oakes and Maria Burke
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Be The Change Workshop with Claire Oakes and Maria Burke

‘Be The change’ Workshop with Claire Oakes & Maria Burke. Would you like to be part of a growing movement of informed, aware, optimistic people with a commitment to real transformation and the creation of a better world for all?Be the Change is a unique workshop that is part of a global initiative working to create a just and sustainable world.It uses powerful multi-media presentations and dynamic interaction to explore and connect the big social, environmental and personal issues of our time. It also explores the problems and opportunities present within these issues.The workshop is designed to: Wake each of us up to what is happening in the world.See the connection between the daily choices we make and the kind of world we and…

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