Following a 3 year campaign spearheaded by Herstory, St. Brigid’s Day is Ireland’s new national holiday and the first named in honour of a woman: Brigid, our matron Saint and Celtic Goddess and a celebration of all mná. Traditionally Brigid’s Day is Imbolc, the first day of Spring, the return of the light and the ancient Celtic festival of the goddess. Brigid was Ireland’s first environmentalist, a passionate protector of nature and carer of animals and all living things. An icon and role model for our times.
This year Herstory will spark the national St. Brigid’s Day celebrations in Galway city on Friday 27th January with a spectacular Herstory Light Show from 5.30pm until midnight in honour of Brigid and Galway women. Iconic landmarks will be illuminated including Lynch’s Castle, St. Nicholas Church, Galway City Museum and Pálás Cinema.
HERSTORY LIGHT SHOW SCHEDULE
Friday 27th January 2023
- 5.30 - 6pm: Lynch’s Castle
- 7.30 - 8.45pm: St. Nicholas’ Church
- 9.00 -10pm: Galway City Museum
- 10.30pm - 12.00am: Pálás Cinema
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.