Balbriggan is one of Europe’s most diverse towns and is expanding into a vibrant hub of creative expression and life. To celebrate this community on Brigid's bank holiday, Creative Ireland, Fingal County Council, Community Wellness, invite you to join an illuminated and fiery procession.
Performers from Luxe Landscape Theatre Company will carry light and fire from Church St, outside The Lark, gathering the community at George’s Square, in a powerful and emotive performance, spreading Brigid’s light, before continuing on a processional journey down Quay Street, under the viaduct and onto a fiery celebration on the beach. Everyone is welcome to join in this family-friendly event to celebrate the return of Spring with fire mandalas, landscape theatre and more. A celebration of light, hope and the coming together of this wonderful and beautifully diverse community.
Brigid was known for equality, with Brigid’s Cross being equilateral in its nature. She was also renowned for inclusivity, using her healing powers to assist the sick, poor and vulnerable. She is the female archetype of resilience, symbolised by the snowdrop ushering in the Spring as Winter months melt away.
At this time of emerging light, we invite all of the many communities that make Balbriggan their home to weave their diversity under Brigid’s cloak and guiding light. Together may we build a bridge to a common future of hope, connection and wellbeing as we walk together in this procession of light.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.