Events to celebrate Brigid’s festival 2022
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
Storyteller, author, and heritage specialist living in Co. Clare.
Ruth will share a story of Brigit’s birth and her early years.
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.