Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Brat Bhríde Festival, Dundalk & Faughart

There is great news in the Brigit festival scene. The Brat Bhríde Festival of Dundalk and Faughart, Co. Louth, Ireland, is chockfull of brilliant folk and traditions, artistry, and delight. If you are in Ireland around Imbolc this year, this is one definitely worth checking out.

Brat Bhríde welcomes you to this festival which celebrates Brigid of Faughart and the Celtic festival of Imbolc in myth, landscape, folklore, spiritual customs, music poetry and dance. The emphasis of this festival is to revisit and reclaim the richness of the traditions associated with Brigid of Faughart, in ways which are relevant to our lives in the 21st century.

The lectures and workshops will offer opportunities
• for expanding and deepening our knowledge of Brigid
• for tasting the Wisdom that she was and still is
• For integrating Feminine Consciousness more surely to contemporary culture.

The music and the time honoured rituals associated with Brigid and Imbolc will nourish our hearts and souls, and give us confidence in these uncertain times.

Brat Bhríde (Maura Lennon, Mairéad Heaney, Dolores Whelan, MariAnne Gosling, Maura Matthews, Catherine Pepper and Noreen Townsend ) is a voluntary group who have come together to organise this event.