IMBOLG Ist FEBRUARY
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 if you are attending please email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm you are. Please also note once the walk begins there is no facility to contact the facilitators in order to join along the route. However if you wish to gauge what time the pilgrimage will arrive at a certain place and wait for them there, they will be delighted to see you.