February 01st 2024

Happy St Brigid’s Day! Celebratory Singing tonight in Carlingford, Louth, Ireland

Happy St Brigid’s Day to you from her birthplace in Faughert, County Louth! May you be inspired and protected by the energies and good will of Brigid in the year ahead.
I am celebrating Ireland’s goddess and patron saint with song tonight at the sold out Ceiliúradh Lá Fhéile Bhríde[Celebration for St. Brigid’s Day] in Carlingford! Can’t wait to sing with Matt Mancuso again and to hear Zoë Conway & John Mc Intyre, Scóil Naomh Lorcan traditional orchestra, and historian Seamus Murphy. We will end the night by gathering rushes and making Brigid’s crosses – as you do!
The photo in this post shows the path beside her prayer stones in Faughert. The large stone with the white circle to the left is the head stone – for ailments that are emotional, physical, and/or neurological. Beyond that you can see the knee stone, the heart stone, the eye stone – all there for centuries so pilgrims can leave their troubles to Brigid.
Beannachtaí lá Fheile Bríde oraibh go lear!