Saturday, January 26, 2013

Learn to Make Brigid's Crosses

We're almost through January! I don't know about you, but in my little corner of the world things have been changing thick and fast and heavy. So, it's nice to reflect on some old, old traditions....  while in the US, February 2nd is Groundhog Day, here in Ireland, we celebrate it Brigid's Day. And what Brigid's Day would be complete without Brigid's Crosses to protect and bless us throughout the upcoming year?
At the Galway City Museum, on February 2nd, the whole family can partake in a very special workshop.
"Saturday 2nd February, 11am-12pm
ILLUSTRATED TALK & WORKSHOP: St Brigid's Crosses

Join Brendan McGowan of Galway City Museum to learn about some of the folklore and traditions associated with St. Brigid and her feast day, and afterwards have a go at making some of the various types of Brigid's crosses.
Age: 9+

Saturday 2nd February, 2pm-3pm
ILLUSTRATED TALK & WORKSHOP: St Brigid's Crosses

Join Brendan McGowan of Galway City Museum to learn about some of the folklore and traditions associated with St. Brigid and her feast day, and afterwards have a go at making some of the various types of Brigid's crosses.
Age 14+ & Adults"


This is just what I've been looking for! To learn more about the folklore and traditions surrounding St Brigid and the opportunity to learn how to make those beautiful crosses for yourself. Unfortunately, I'll be at work (do stop by if you're passing) but you can sign up by contacting the Galway City Museum by phoning (091) 532460 or email them at museum@galwaycity.ie. Here's the link, by the way so you can find out more about this and other upcoming events and exhibitions:
http://www.galwaycitymuseum.ie/

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