Tuesday, June 09, 2020

Lá na brídeoige

Here's a name for St. Brigit's Day that I hadn't heard before: Lá na brídeoige, from a word I do know, brídeog, or Biddy. This effigy of the saint was traditionally, and in some places still is, carried on the eve of her feast from house to house to ensure her blessing for the year.

These two photographs are taken from the Doolin 2 Arran Ferries page on Saint Brigit, showing a brídeog on Inis Oirr in the Aran Islands, before and after receiving her communion dress and veil.

Images: 'Brídeog' from St. Brigid at the Cliffs of Moher, DOOLIN2ARAN FERRIES.
Source : Foclóir Gaeilge–Béarla: brídeog.

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