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St Brigid’s Cross Workshop

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St Brigid’s Cross Workshop

St Brigid’s Cross Workshop

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Join us to celebrate St Brigid’s Day and make a St Brigid’s Cross  with an experienced facilitator. No experience necessary.

Time & Date: 14:00 on the 1/2/24

Admission €5/ Family €10. Booking recommended. 

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This cross is thought to keep evil, fire and hunger from the home in which it is displayed.

Brigid’s Cross is widely believed to be a Christian symbol but its origins lie in much older Irish traditions and folklore. It is an ancient Celtic symbol, deeply rooted in pagan mythology and associated with the goddess Brigid.

The origins of Brigid’s Cross can be traced back to pre-Christian Ireland and the ancient festival of Imbolc where communities would gather to honour Brigid with songs, dances, and offerings. Imbolc represented a time of purification, renewal, and the awakening of the earth from its winter slumber.

Brigid’s Crosses were intricately woven from rushes and sometimes straw, consisting of a central square surrounded by four arms at right angles. The cross would adorn the doors and rafters of Irish homes, usually in the kitchen, warding off fire and evil.

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Date And Time

01-02-2024 At 14:00
 

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