Events to celebrate Brigid’s festival 2022

Pilgrimage

Sunday 30th January at 11:00 am

 

Pilgrimage has always been an important part of the Spiritual traditions of Ireland.

The annual walking pilgrimage from Sally Cox’s, Mount Avenue, Dundalk, Eircode A91KP6C to Faughart Shrine (approx 5k) will take place on Sunday 30th January at 11:00 am and arriving in Faughart around 13:00 pm.

Tea and coffee will be served at Faughart. We invite you to register for the pilgrimage via info@brigidoffaughart.ie

Donations to support the festival are welcome and appreciated and can be made on our website or in person at the pilgrimage.

 

Exploring the sacred sights of Faughart shrine

Eircode: A91Y771 at 2:30 pm on Sunday 30th January

 

We are delighted that Pat O’Rourke will again facilitate this event with his wonderful enthusiasm for Faughart.

“A walk through tour of Faughart Shrine and nearby Faughart Graveyard (if time permits) and begin to uncover the history and tradition of these fabulous sites that might help to unwrap what Brigid of Faughart means to us today.”

 

Donations to support the festival are welcome and appreciated and can be made on our website or in person at Pat’s event.

 

Cruinniu Lá Fhéile Bríde 2022

Tuesday 1st February 2022

Event will be streamed by An Táin Arts Centre, Dundalk, Co. Louth

An online celebration of Brigid, Goddess and Saint hosted by the Brigid of Faughart Festival and An Táin Arts Centre. 

 

An evening of Music, Art, Meditions and Talks

We gather under Brigid’s mantle, celebrating her return as the maiden of springtime at Imbolc, in song, poetry and movement.  In this event we invoke her protection, her guidance and her trailblazing energy as she breathes new life into the mouth of dead winter.


Musicians

 

Deirdre Ni Chinneide

Deirdre offers her music as an expression of a spiritual practice that explores the healing potential of sound with particular connection to the Spirit and shadow of Celtic consciousness. Deidre will share an evocative piece called ‘Have You Forgotten Who You Are’.

 

Ann Mc Donald

Ann is an inspirational singer, yoga teacher and writer.
As a singer she weaves the gifts of sound, vibration and words as healing energies that stem from the heart and soul from a place deep within where the Dance began.

Her Calling Home Chant is known and shared around the world and is a truly Heart felt Calling home to ourselves and each other.

 

Soprano Eve Bourton and Harpist Chuchung
Together these ladies create a captivating and heartfelt performance combining voice with the gentle sounds of the concert and Irish harp in celebration of Brigid.


Meditation

 

Geraldine Whelan – Connecting to the heart of Brigid.
This meditation will be guided by Geraldine, an Intuitive Coach and Teacher whose work is Heart Centred and allows people to connect to the inner garden of their heart and the deepest part of themselves. 


Speakers

 

Talk by Dolores Whelan
Dolores Whelan, educator, author and spiritual teacher within the ancient spiritual tradition of this country explains how Brigid as Goddess and Saint still occupies (even unconsciously) a central place within the consciousness of this country and its people.

At this time of global crisis, we humans need to know and embody the wisdom held by Brigid and which reflect the feminine values of cooperation, compassions for all sentient beings and respect for nature.

 

Phyllida Anam Aire – Brigid Stirrer of the shadows 

Donegal born, Grandmother, Watcher with the dying, Psychotherapist, Author, Teacher of Celtic Gutha or Gaelic Soundings. Phyllida will share with us some deep ancient Brigid wisdom in words and song.

 

Art & Poetry

 

Siobhan Mac Mahon
An Irish Poet and ‘Word Witch’, whose poetry speaks of the return of the Sacred Feminine and of our deep connection to the earth.  She has been creating magic, mayhem and mischief with her words for many years, collaborating with other artists to combine poetry with music, dance and with film.

 

Dundalk Writers

Dundalk Writers meet monthly to read and share poetry. The group creates a space for people who enjoy reading/writing poetry, providing opportunities for creativity and be inspired.

 

John Noonan

He has been writing poetry for many years. His work has been published in many literary magazines, anthologies, and journals in Ireland and abroad.

 

Marian Brannigan

Marian Brannigan is a member of Dundalk Writers. She enjoys reading and writing poetry. Her poems have been published in Boyne Berries and The Bangor Literary Journal.

 

Ruth Marshall

Storyteller, author, and heritage specialist living in Co. Clare.

Ruth will share a story of Brigit’s birth and her early years.

 

Nicola Moran

 

 

Event will be filmed and recorded by Steve Larkin and will be screened by An Tain Arts Centre Dundalk. 

 

Tues 1st Feb | 8pm GMT (Doors open 19:45)

Online bookings through:

https://antain-tickets.antain.ie/shows/873623483

Or telephone at +353 42 9332332

 

Tickets are €10 and are subject to €1.50 booking fee per ticket.

 

This is an online event.

You will be emailed a link prior to 8pm on the day of the event.

Your details will be shared with the Brigid of Faughart Festival. Ticket sales will end at 7pm GMT. 

When you have purchased your ticket the event will be available to view until 8pm on the 8th February 2022. 

 

 

The Brigid of Faughart Mural

 

The Brigid of Faughart Festival

1st Feb 2022

An online celebration of Brigid, Celtic Saint and ancient triple goddess of Ireland

Photos Rights by Roisin Cotter.

The Brigid of Faughart Festival was delighted to be involved with providing the artists brief for the newly created Brigid of Faughart Mural in Bridge Street, Dundalk, Co.Louth.

The mural was created by artist Friz as part of the Seek Dundalk 2020 Urban Arts Festival, initiated by Dundalk BIDS Office and Creative Spark, Dundalk.

The mural combines the many aspects of Brigid as both pre-Christian Goddess and Christian Saint and has been a huge attraction in the centre of Dundalk since its completion in summer 2020.  We invite you to see this beautiful artwork for yourself on your next visit to Dundalk, along with the other extraordinary murals that are now part of our town’s streetscape! 

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