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Brigit: Dublin City Celebrating Women

Brigit: Dublin City Celebrating Women – Shane has the lowdown on the festival of this saint/goddess(?) either way it will be a fun few days!

The festival celebrating the Celtic Goddess Brigit returns for a third year and this one will be the biggest one yet with over 60 events planned throughout the city.

Brigit: Dublin City Celebrating Women takes place from Thursday 1st to Monday 5th February and honours the Celtic Goddess Brigit who embodies inspiration, healing, fire, earth, magic, wisdom, protection, poetry and smithcraft. Each event taking place during the celebration will aim to highlight the immense contribution women have made to society, shine a spotlight on their story and inspire future generations.

For anybody looking to learn more about the contribution women have made to society there are a number of tours you can take during the festival. There will be a series of guided walking tours called Women Walk the City taking place which includes Hidden Dublin Homes and Garden Parties and Politics – A Mystery. The Botanic Gardens is hosting Féile Bhríde – History, Mystery, Magic. And if you wanted to learn more about Dublin’s iconic street art then the Women in Street Art tour will be right up your street.

Anybody feeling creative may want to visit Embodying Brigit Through Poetry, a free drama class at the Gaiety School of Acting or Sip and Sculpt: Boobs Pots, where you can learn to make your own clay boob pot. Photo Museum Ireland is hosting a Bright Lights Workshop for those with a passion for photography who want to learn about light painting. Drink and Draw at The Grand Social promises to be an art party to remember where you can create your own Brigit themed masterpiece.

Richmond Barracks will be staging the St. Brigit’s Day Fair where a host of female artists and entrepreneurs will be selling their wares. There will be plenty of family friendly workshops, a variety of entertainment and plenty of locally sourced food and drink to enjoy.

Something new for this year will be the Brigit: Dublin City Celebrating Women Parade. Taking place on Bank Holiday Monday 5th February, the parade will start at the Church Café Bar on Mary Street at 4pm. It will make its way throughout the heart of the city and conclude at the GPO on O’Connell Street where you can also take in the sights of the Brigit Rising Aeriel Performance.

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