From the shadows into the light, Ireland’s Matron Saint and Celtic Goddess rise to inspire Kildare and the nation once again. On Brigid’s Day, 1st February, the Herstory Light Show by Dodeca will illuminate local landmarks with art of Brigid and Irish goddesses by artists Bernie Sexton, Non Waters, Courtney Davis and Jim Fitzpatrick.
"For St. Brigid’s Day 2022, and in advance of the 2024 1500th anniversary of the death of St. Brigid; Kildare County Council, with Kildare’s Creative Ireland team and Decade of Commemorations committee, are delighted to collaborate with Herstory to illuminate landmark sites countywide on February 1st, after dark,” says Lucina Russell, Kildare Arts Officer. “This project is centred around St. Brigid's Cathedral, Kildare Town, which is synonymous with Brigid, as well as The Wonderful Barn in Leixlip and Kilkea Castle near Athy. The illuminations, with artistic representations of Brigid, will literally shine a light on the life and legend of this amazing woman.”
In addition Herstory’s poet in residence Laura Murphy will create a poetic concept film for live performance at St. Brigid’s Cathedral on Féile Bhríd.
This timely event follows Herstory’s successful campaign to make Brigid’s Day Ireland’s new public holiday from 2023, in celebration of our Celtic Goddess, Matron Saint, and Imbolc, the ancient festival of Spring.
KILDARE SHOW: BRIGID’S DAY, 1ST FEB
LIGHT SHOW, details in link provided: https://www.herstory.ie/light2022
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.