Beannachtaí na Féile Bhríde – Happy St. Brigid’s Day
Lá Fhéile Bhríde or Imbolg (St. Brigid’s Day) traditionally marked the start of spring in the Celtic Year. St. Brigid (c. 451-525) is one of the patrons of Ireland, she is associated with Faughart outside Dundalk, where she was born and Kildare where she founded a convent.
It was a tradition, particularly in rural areas to make Crosóga Bhríde on St. Brigid’s Eve from rushes and hang them in houses and outhouses to protect them for the coming year. The tradition is continued today, including here in Aquinas.
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