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Happy St. Brigid’s Day!
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Posted @withregram • @nationalmuseumofireland St Brigid’s Crosses can be made in a variety of styles depending on where you live in Ireland. The most ...recognisable cross is the four-armed St. Brigid’s Cross, popularised by its use as an emblem for RTÉ television since it started broadcasting in 1961. This style was favoured in the north of Ireland. Regional styles and variety existed throughout Ireland and the Irish Folklife Collection, located in the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, Castlebar, Mayo has an example of most of these.

Although straw, rushes and reeds were most common, grass, hay, wood, goose quills, wire and fabric were also used to form crosses. Whatever material was used, it was sprinkled with holy water before-hand and a prayer to welcome the saint into the home was often recited. Traditional designs were diamond, interlaced or wheel-shaped and could have two, three or four arms. In some areas of the west coast, two strips of wood were tied together to form a simple cross.

On Friday 31st of January join Jonny Dillon, archivist with the National Folklore Collection to hear about the folk traditions associated with St Brigid's Day and learn the craft of making St. Brigid crosses. 1pm at the National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks, Suitable for adults. Admission free. Booking required. Email bookings@museum.ie.

Or if you are in or visiting Mayo, visit the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, Castlebar on Sunday 2nd February to learn more about the traditions associated with the Feast of St Brigid, craft your own St Brigid's Cross in a fun, hands-on activity with the members of the Education team. 2 - 4 pm, no booking required.

Beannachtaí na Féile Bríde oraibh go léir!

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Happy St. Brigid's Day!

For many, it is the feast day of St. Brigid, to others it marks Imbolg, one of the older Celtic quarter days, while for others it announces the start of Spring. ...

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St. Brigid and the Coming of Spring

Artist and folklorist Michael Fortune explores the folklore and customs surrounding St. Brigid's Day, which takes place on February 1st, complete ...

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Happy New Year! 🎆 From all of us at #ToBeIrish, may you have a peaceful and prosperous year. Athbhliain faoi mhaise duit!

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Happy New Year! 🎆 From all of us at #ToBeIrish, may you have a peaceful and prosperous year. Athbhliain faoi mhaise duit!

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Starting at 11:30 PM, from TG4 -- Failte 2021.

Cuirfidh Dáithí Ó Sé agus Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh tús spleodrach leis an mbliain nua ón Daingean le féasta speisialta ceoil ar Fáilte ...2021. Beidh scoth an cheoil, chomh maith le scoth na n-amhránaithe agus na ndamhsóirí againn daoibh ó Chonamara, Dún na nGall, Ráth Chairn, An Rinn agus ó Chorca Dhuibhne! I measc na rannpháirtithe ar an gclár beidh Séamus Begley agus a chlann, Fidil, Cormac Begley, Pauline Scanlon & The Whileaways, Emma Ní Fhioruisce, Megan Nic Ruairí, Johnny Óg Connolly, Máirtín Tom Sheáinín, Séamus & Caoimhe Uí Fhlatharta, The Hot Toddies agus go leor eile.

Join Dáithí Ó Sé, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh & friends as they welcome 2021 with a special musical gathering from Dingle in Co.Kerry. Featuring guests from Donegal, Conamara, Waterford and Meath, our hosts will bring you the best of music, song and dance to say goodbye to 2020 and sing and dance our way into 2021. Join Pauline Scanlon & the Whileaways, Fidil, Cormac Begley, Séamus Begley & family, Emma Ní Fhioruisce, Megan Nic Ruairí, Johnny Óg Connolly, Máírtín Tom Sheáinín, Séamus & Caoimhe Uí Fhlatharta, The Hot Toddies; Éamonn Mac Donnacha & more for a special New Years Eve celebration on TG4.

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Fáilte 2021

Cuirfidh Dáithí Ó Sé agus Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh tús spleodrach leis an mbliain nua ón Daingean le féasta speisialta ceoil ar Fáilte 2021....

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Starting at 11:30 PM, from TG4 -- Failte 2021.

Cuirfidh Dáithí Ó Sé agus Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh tús spleodrach leis an mbliain nua ón Daingean le féasta speisialta ceoil ar Fáilte ...2021. Beidh scoth an cheoil, chomh maith le scoth na n-amhránaithe agus na ndamhsóirí againn daoibh ó Chonamara, Dún na nGall, Ráth Chairn, An Rinn agus ó Chorca Dhuibhne! I measc na rannpháirtithe ar an gclár beidh Séamus Begley agus a chlann, Fidil, Cormac Begley, Pauline Scanlon & The Whileaways, Emma Ní Fhioruisce, Megan Nic Ruairí, Johnny Óg Connolly, Máirtín Tom Sheáinín, Séamus & Caoimhe Uí Fhlatharta, The Hot Toddies agus go leor eile.

Join Dáithí Ó Sé, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh & friends as they welcome 2021 with a special musical gathering from Dingle in Co.Kerry. Featuring guests from Donegal, Conamara, Waterford and Meath, our hosts will bring you the best of music, song and dance to say goodbye to 2020 and sing and dance our way into 2021. Join Pauline Scanlon & the Whileaways, Fidil, Cormac Begley, Séamus Begley & family, Emma Ní Fhioruisce, Megan Nic Ruairí, Johnny Óg Connolly, Máírtín Tom Sheáinín, Séamus & Caoimhe Uí Fhlatharta, The Hot Toddies; Éamonn Mac Donnacha & more for a special New Years Eve celebration on TG4.

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A special New Years Eve session from Axis Ballymun featuring A lazarus Soul, Emma Langford, Zeztra, Temper-mental MissElayneous, Thomas McCarthy, Colm Quearney, Ciaran Moran, Steo Wall, Grainne Hunt,... Dextra, Dubh Lee and more.

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A special New Years Eve session from Axis Ballymun featuring A lazarus Soul, Emma Langford, Zeztra, Temper-mental MissElayneous, Thomas McCarthy, Colm Quearney, Ciaran Moran, Steo Wall, Grainne Hunt,... Dextra, Dubh Lee and more.

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The axis New Years Eve Session

Through this tumultuous year axis have had a range of amazing music artists perform on our stage and straight from their homes as part of a series of...

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