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Caint & Ceardlanna BRIGID 1500 saor in aisce sa Mhúsaem

BRIGID 1500 – The Saint, the Goddess and the Weaving of Tradition 

The year 2024 marks the 1500th anniversary of the death of St Brigid (c. 450–524) of Ireland, who some scholars believe is a personality generated during the period of transition from Irish Paganism to Christianity, replacing the goddess Brigit, the Irish manifestation of the Celtic Brigantia.

 With its origins in the Celtic fertility festival of Imbolc, St Brigid’s Day – celebrated on 1 Feabhra – signals the beginning of spring and an end to the darkness of winter, ushering in a new season of hope and growth on the land and the birth of animals on the farm and in the wild. Our rural ancestors celebrated the day with a festive meal and a host of customs, all aimed at securing St Brigid’s protection and promise of new life and abundance for the year ahead.

Join Clodagh Doyle, Keeper of the Irish Folklife Division at the National Museum of Ireland on Dé Máirt 30 Eanáir, 2.30pm to 3.30pm for an illustrated talk on ‘Brigid, the Saint, the Goddess, and the Weaving of Tradition’.  Suitable for Ages 12+

WORKSHOPS

The Museum will also run two separate workshops about St Brigid’s Crosses on Dé Céadaoin 31 Eanáir facilitated by Brendan McGowan, Education Officer at Galway City Museum.

Bhí crosa Naomh Bríd ann tráth. Bhí cuid acu an-simplí agus go héasca a rinneadh, agus bhí daoine eile níos casta agus bhí scil agus foighne iontach ag teastáil uathu. Ó na 1960idí ar aghaidh, ghlac Telefís Éireann (RTÉ) le cineál Cros Bhríde a bhí níos coitianta i gCúige Laighean mar lógó, agus de réir a chéile – trí thionchar na teilifíse – ba é an cineál ba mhó cáil agus ba choitianta é.

The first BRIGID 1500 WORKSHOP first takes place from 12pm – 1pm.  Participants will learn about some of the folklore and traditions associated with St. Brigid and her feast day and afterwards, have a chance to make some different types of St Brigid’s Cross.  Places are limited so booking is essential for the first workshop. Call the Museum on (091) 532460 or email museum@galwaycity.ie  Suitable for Adults

The second BRIGID 1500 WORKSHOP on St Brigid’s Crosses will take place from 2pm – 4pm.  This is a drop-in workshop, so booking is not required.  Parents and guardians must remain with children.  Suitable for families of children aged 7+

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