BRIGIT: Soulsmith, Poet, Healer

CountryIreland
Date & Time

Sat 29 Jan, 20:00 GMT

Type
Online
Ticket Price €20 / €10

Womanspiritireland presents music, poetry, meditation and new research on Brigit – saint, goddess, whistleblower – Soulsmith, Healer, Poet

Jenny Beale : Founder and Director of Brigit’s Garden, will guide us on a tour of the four seasons at Brigit’s Garden, Galway. www.brigitsgarden.ie

Rosari Kingston: Medical Herbalist and Ph.D Irish folkore, author of Ireland’s Hidden Medicine will present on “Healing Plants at a Time of Imbolc”. www.drrosarikingston.com

Mary Condren: Feminist Theorist, Thealogian, and Brigit researcher will speak on “Brigit as Healer – political, social, personal.” : https://tcd.academia.edu/MaryCondren

Séamas Ó Catháin: Professor Emeritus University College Dublin. “Hearth Prayers in Brigit’s Traditions.” Séamas Ó Catháin was appointed Archivist in the Department of Irish Folklore at University College Dublin in 1974 where he subsequently served as Associate Professor (1990-1996), Dean of the Faculty of Celtic Studies (1990-1996) and, from 2000-2007, Professor of Irish Folklore, Director of the National Folklore Collection and Interim Head of the School of Irish, Celtic Studies, Irish Folklore and Linguistics. He was Editor of Béaloideas, The Journal of the Folklore of Ireland Society, from 1995 to 2005. Amongst his many academic articles and books on aspects of Irish and international folklore, he is author of The Festival of Brigit. Celtic Goddess and Holy Woman, for which he was awarded the Ruth Michael-Jena Ratcliff Prize (Edinburgh University 1995).

Ruth Marshall: storyteller, poet, crafter and author Celebrating Irish Festivals. www.ruthmarshallarts.weebly.com

Music

Pádraigín Ní hUallacháin, author of Hidden Ulster, musician, songwriter. www.irishsong.com

Eithne Ní hUallacháin: 1957-1999. Lá Lugh . the voice of Eithne Ní Uallacháin …New Album of Eithne’s songs Bilingua .. nominated for Album of the Year 2014, http://www.eithneniuallachain.com/recordings/bilingua/

Art

Original artwork, “Brighid” by Jane Brideson, artist and creator of The Wisdom of the Cailleach oracle cards. http://theeverlivingones.blogspot.com/p/how-to-order.html

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