Upcoming Events 2018
BRIGID’S WAY 9 DAY PILGRIMAGE FAUGHART – KILDARE
JULY 14TH TO JULY 22ND 2018
Karen Ward and a team of volunteers will host and facilitate the complete 9 day pilgrimage from Brigid’s Holy well at Faughart, near Dundalk in Co. Louth, ending in Brigid’s Monastic City Kildare on the 22nd July. Guests will join along the way and facilitate different aspects of the pilgrimage. For further details of cost and how to join in for some or all of the pilgrimage visit http://brigidsway.ie/
11TH ANNAUL BRIDGET OF FAUGHART FESTIVAL
The 11th Brigid of Faughart Festival takes place in Faughart Dundalk and Ravensdale Co. Louth from Saturday Jan 27 until Sunday February 4, 2018. The theme for the festival is “Brigid – Muse to the Cultural Creative”. This unique modern festival offers a range of exciting and creative events through which four different, yet interrelated aspects of Brigid, Earth Woman, Healer, Poet/Artist and Spiritual Teacher, are explored.
The Brigid of Faughart Festival will be launched by Anthony Murphy (author of Mythical Ireland, New Light on the Ancient Past), in the Louth County Library, Roden Place, Dundalk on Thursday 11th January at 6.15pm. All welcome. Details of the extensive festival programme can be downloaded
Brigid`s Way 9 day Celtic Pilgrimage 2017 will take from July 1st to 9th 2017.
Brigid`s Way Pilgrimage, Slane to Tara, Co Meath
Follow Brigid`s Way Celtic Pilgrimage route from Slane, crossing the River Boyne, continuing along stunning country roads, through Realtóg and Skreen to the iconic Hill of Tara. This will not only be a beautiful walk but also a sacred journey undertaken with intention and ceremony. Elemental blessings of fire and water will be offered along the route. Walking in pilgrimage, listening attentively to the deep quiet voice within, reconnects us with our own deep spiritual essence, which knows itself as a part of the unbroken web of life.
Meeting Point: Outside the Conyngham Arms Hotel in Slane Village at 10.15am
Contribution: 16 euros
Enquires to : email@example.com
Time: 5 to 6 hours
Requirements: Packed lunch and a water bottle. A stop will be made along the way to picnic. Minimum level of walking fitness rerquired.
Booking at: https://www.paypal.me/brigidsway. Confirm your place by purchasing a ticket in advance and presenting your receipt on the day..
*** Past Events ***
In 2016 we offered a different way for people to experience walking pilgrimage in Ireland. For the past three years, the Brigid’s Way from Faughart, Co. Louth to Kildare town has been walked over 9 consecutive days. This time we offered an opportunity for people to experience a shorter version of the full route. The Brigid’s Way Team is meeting in Autumn 2016 to plan the Pilgrimage for 2017, if you wish to receive details please subscribe to our Newsletter on this page. What followed were two very enjoyable Pilgrimages. The Faughart (Brigid’s birth place) to Ardee Pilgrimage which took place over the weekend (2nd and 3rd July 2016), and the Kildare (the home of Brigid’s monastery) weekend which took place (22nd – 24th July) allowed pilgrims to have a deep and rich experience.
St Bridget’s Way: Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd July 2015
Day 1 we begin at Brigid’s Well on Faughart Hill, Co Louth where we hold a blessing at Brigid’s well invoking her presence during our pilgrimage. We will then walk to Brigid’s Healing Shrine, spending time at the stream, allowing time to experience the beautiful peaceful energy of Faughart in its “Summer Glory”. After a picnic lunch at Faughart we walk to Dundalk via Kilcurry, Toberona, and into the beautiful lands of Lisnawilly (part of the ancient pathway) and into Dundalk town.
On Day 2 we will walk from Dundalk to Ardee visiting the famous Cuchulainn stone and enact a dialogue that might have taken place between Brigid and Cuchulainn if they ever met! We visit the Brigid stain glass window in Knockbridge village before having lunch on the village green. We walk on to the beautiful village of Tallonstown and then into Ardee where our pilgrimage finishes.
Cost: €15 per day or €25 for 2 days. For further information and bookings email: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone Karen McDowell on 087 460 9006.
Slane to Tara (15m/ 24km) Good Friday March 25th 2016. Come join us for one section of the nine day Brigid’s Way Celtic Pilgrimage as part of the National Pilgrim Paths week.
We will walk from Slane, crossing the River Boyne, where we will do a Brigid Water Blessing, continuing along stunning country roads through Realtóg and Skreen to the Hill of Tara, where we will finish with a Brigid’s Fire Blessing.
Optional dinner available in Maguires (pre-booking required)
Meeting outside Conyngham Arms, Slane at 10.30am.
Suggested donation €5.