IMBOLG Ist FEBRUARY
BRIGID’S DUBLIN PILGRIMAGE,
This is an opportunity to celebrate Brigid’s Day, the first of Spring and the Celtic Festival of Imbolg (Gaelic for ‘in the belly’ meaning the ewe’s baby lambs) in our capital city. Her beautiful but lesser known Well at Clondalkin, on the outskirts of the city is lovingly tended by locals who saved this sacred site from extinction.
Starts at: The Bridewell Garda Station, Smithfield the route flows through the city’s natural green spaces via the Anna Livia Park on the North Quays through Phoenix Park and the Memorial Gardens to the hidden gem of the Grand Canal Way to Clondalkin village’s Brigid’s Well.
Meet: 10am outside the Bridewell Garda Station, Smithfield. (Return by bus or Luas).
Time: approx. 4 hours including a Brigid’s Water Blessing at the Well. Dress: warm layers, walking shoes or boots. Bring water, a packed lunch and snacks.
This is not a limited event but please let me know if you are attending by email firstname.lastname@example.org . Please note once we start walking, there is no facility to contact us and then join in along the route. However if you wish to gauge what time we will arrive at a certain place and wait for us there, we will be delighted to see you.