Brigid – Inspiration for a New Society – Talk and discussion with Dolores Whelan

This 2020 talk with Dolores explored the role that Brigid, as embodiment of the Divine Feminine, can and must play in the creation of a new society. Together we explored the values and qualities that set Brigid apart, as a woman who held a deep vision of what was needed to bring about fundamental change in society and the courage to pursue that vision. We discovered how each of us can bring this inspiration into creative actions in our own lives, reflecting the uniqueness of our gifts and personal circumstances. These are the qualities that are needed so urgently in our world today.  

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Cruinniu Lá Fhéile Bríde 2020

Brigid’s Symbols and Customs Workshop  Presented by The Brigid of Faughart Festival in Conjunction with  Herstory 20/20 and An Táin Arts Centre, Dundalk A celebration of Brigid - Goddess, Celtic Saint and wise woman of the 21st Century  Join Roisin and Maura on Lá Fhéile Bríde as we weave Brigid’s Cross and the Crios Bríd (Belt of Brigid), explore the ancient symbols of Brigid and share stories of Brigid’s Days traditions. Many traditions and customs associated with Lá Fhéile Bríde involve invocations for good health, fertility and protection. The ancient traditions of cross and crios making are still practised in parts of Ireland. The significance of these symbols will be explained and demonstrated in this interactive workshop. All ages…

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Schools Art Competition 2020

For the 2020 festival, we asked local primary school students to create a portrait of a modern day St.Brigid. How would she look in the 21st century, what job would she do? Would she be a climate activist, a campaigner for the poor, a scientist, a creative artist, a teacher, even a politician? We received a huge number of wonderful entries and 6 amazing winning portraits were chosen. The imagination and creativity of our 5th and 6th class students really inspired us with hope for the future and for the future 'Brigids' in our world. Many thanks to An Tain Arts Centre, Dundalk and to Create Louth for their generous support of the competition.

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Pilgrimage Walk to Faughart Shrine

Pilgrimage Walk to Faughart Shrine The pilgrimage walk from Dundalk to Faughart Shrine follows one of the ancient pilgrimage routes used by local people for hundreds of years, when they walked out to Faughart to celebrate the Feast of St.Brigid on February 1st, or the ancient Celtic Festival of Imbolc. Join Dolores and friends on this pilgrimage walk. The walk is 5 miles and will take approximately 2 hours.  The route will go from Lisnawilly House, Mount Avenue, Dundalk and will run through Toberona and Kilcurry to Faughart Shrine. Meeting at : Lisnawilly House, Mount Avenue, Dundalk A91 T08F Times :Check Festival Info for current year Contact us by email to or text 086 843 4117 Warm clothing,…

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