Woman Spirit Ireland / TCD: Brigit of Ireland - Icon for Today

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Brigit of Ireland: Icon for Today

Join us for the Brigit Study Day and Ritual Ceremony organized by the Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies at Trinity College Dublin, in conjunction with Woman Spirit Ireland. Interspersed with music, poetry, and craftmaking, some of the topics to be covered: The Living Ritual Traditions of Brigit; The Historical Saint Brigit and her Successors; Brigit in Irish and International Art History, and Brigit’s symbols and Material Artefacts.

Keynote Speakers

Séamas Ó Catháin, Professor Emeritus University College Dublin, author of Festival of Brigit: Celtic Goddess and Holy Woman, and many other articles on Brigit and her international counterparts. Séamas will speak on “Brigit’s Living Traditions”. https://www.phaeton.ie/seamas-ocathain.html .

Dr. Edel Breathnach, Irish historian and former director of the Irish Discovery Project. Author of many articles, and editor of distinguished volumes. “Archaeological and textual evidence for Brigit's familial origins, the transference of any attributes of a non-Christian deity to a saint during the period of conversion, the nature of Kildare and its environs, and the making of female Christian saints in early Ireland.” www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edel_Bhreathnach

Dr. Catherine Lawless, Director, Centre for Gender and Women's Studies: art historian and feminist theorist: www.tcd.ie/cgws/people/Catherine-Lawless.php

Dr. Mary Condren, director Woman Spirit Ireland, author of The Serpent and the Goddess and many articles on Brigit, gender and violence. “Brigit’s material artefacts, ritual symbols (cloak, crios/girdle, cross) and their international counterparts and meanings.” www.tcd.ie/cgws/people/Mary-Condren.php.

Dr. Rosari Kingston, medical herbalist and Irish Studies scholar: www.drrosarikingston.com

Jenny Beale, founder and director of Brigit’s Garden, Roscahill, Galway: www.brigitsgarden.ie

Dolores Whelan: www.brigidoffaughart.ie

Brenda Kindregan: www.solasbhride.ie

Dr. Nóirín Ní Ríain, theologian, musician, and Inter Faith minister. www.noirin.love

Date: 28.1. 2023 Venue: Edmund Burke Theatre, TCD Study Time: 9:00-17:00 Ritual Time: 19:00-20:30


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General Info

Date Entered/Updated
11th Jan, 2023
Dublin 2
Expiry Date
28th Jan, 2023