Brigid of Faughart Festival 2020 – Celebrating Brigid at Imbolc

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Celebrating Brigid at Imbolc


We are delighted to announce the following events which will take place in Dundalk,  Faughart and  Ravensdale to celebrate la fheile Bhride and the festival of Imbolc 2020 in association with An Tain Art Centre and the nationwide HERSTORY events.


Pilgrimage Walk to Faughart Shrine and Well

On Sunday January 26th at 11am
Join Stephanie O Hanlon and Dolores Whelan in walking one of the ancient pilgrimage routes to Faughart Shrine, which begins at Lisnawilly House Mount Avenue Dundalk (Eircode A91 TO8F) and goes through Toberona, Kilcurry and on to Faughart Shrine

Please arrive  15minutes before start time, booking not necessary
Donations to the festival fund welcomed and appreciated

“From Darkness into Light”

On Friday January 31st at 9pm (Doors 8.30pm) The Oratory at Faughart Shrine.
Join Millia Mare “the voice of an Angel” and friends in celebrating the return of the creative light of Brigid, Goddess and Saint, on the eve of Brigid’s day.

These songs together with beautiful vibrations of many different sounds will awaken the Brigid energy in the land and in the hearts of everyone gathered.

Cost €12 (Concession €10). Booking on 0877813429. Check Facebook page.

An Tain Arts Centre, Dundalk Eircode A91 W2OC       
Saturday Feb 1st Feb
Cruinnui La Fheile Bhride    A celebration of on her feast day

Brigid’s Symbols and Customs Workshop with Roisin Cotter and Maura Lennon
Join Roisin and Maura in weaving  Brigid’s Crosses  and making Crios Bríd, (belt of Brigid)
Learn about  these ancient symbols of Brigid, stories of Brigid’s Day traditions
Workshop which is suitable for all ages and no experience is needed.
11.00am – 1.00pm an Táin Arts Centre           Cost €5

Brigid Inspiration for a new Society  Dolores Whelan
This talk with Dolores will explore the role that Brigid, can and must play in the creation of a new society.  This talk will explore 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 her vision. These are the qualities that are needed so urgently in our world today.
Talk and discussion 2.30pm – 4pm             Cost €10

Gathering under Brigid’s Mantel 
A celebration of Brigid – Goddess, Celtic saint and wise woman of the 21 St. Century in poetry music, story and song with Siobhan Mc Mahon, Ann Mc Donald, Sophie Coyle  and several poets from Dundalk Writers Group.
Time   5pm -7pm   Cost €15 concession €12

Booking for all Feb.1st events www.antain.ie  phone 042 9332332

Exploring the Sacred sites of Faughart shrine and graveyard with local historian
Pat O Rourke Sunday Feb 2nd  at 1pm   

Local historian Pat O’Rourke will guide us around the sacred sites of Faughart, from St.Brigid’s Shrine and the Healing Stones, to the ancient Hill of Faughart, Brigid’s Well and old Faughart Graveyard.
All these locations are steeped in myth and folklore, playing a major role in the epic story of the Táin Bo Cúlaigne and in the military history of Ireland down through the ages, as the armies of local chieftains and foreign invaders made their way from south to north through the Gap of the North.
Meet at Faughart Shrine.  Cost Donation to Brigid Festival fund

A ritual celebration of Brigid and the festival of Imbolc – Ravensdale Community Hall (A91 P297)
Join Maura Lennon. Dolores Whelan, Stephanie O Hanlon, May Coyle and others as we celebrate in song movement and prayer, the ancient Celtic festival of Imbolc and Brigid breathing new life into the mouth of dead winter.
Please arrive about 15 minutes before 5pm so we can start promptly at 5pm
Booking not necessary   Donations towards the festival welcomed and accepted 

Details of all these events are posted on www.brigidoffaughart.ie
Updates are on Facebook/ Brigidoffaughart.ie
Contact Dolores Whelan 042 9371901

 Please feel free to forward this information to others who may interested.

Further details of all events will be posted on Facebook over the next few weeks.