St. Brigid’s Cross Making Workshops for School Children with Maura Lennon and Una Casey
The St. Brigid’s Cross is strongly associated with St. Brigid in Irish folk culture. Making the crosses from fresh rushes and other materials such as straw, was a widely practiced tradition throughout many parts of Ireland for centuries. The crosses were hung up in houses and often in stables to honour the saint and gain her protection. The crosses were believed to have great powers of protection against fire, storm and lightning and against illness and infectious diseases. It was also believed that evil spirits could not enter the house where it hung near the door.
As part of the Brigid of Faughart Festival, we are inviting our local school children to join us for two St. Brigid’s Cross Making Workshops in the County Library in Dundalk, to learn or re-connect to this ancient tradition.
Come along and learn to make a St. Brigid’s Cross which you can bring home to hang above your door, as our ancestors did and listen to some stories about St. Brigid and her amazing life.
Time : 10.00am – 12.30pm (CLOSED EVENT)
This event is Hosted by Louth County Library, Dundalk.