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Imbolg

This was once an important annual festival in early February, heralding the start of Spring. Today it is celebrated on the first day of February as Saint Brigid's Day.

Find out why it was such an important pagan festival and how it became the festival of St. Brigid.

Dr. Daithí Ó hÓgáin explores the ancient lore surrounding St. Brigid.">Dr. Daithí Ó hÓgáin explores the ancient lore surrounding St. Brigid.

Professor Séamas Ó Catháin speaks to Róisín Ní Chéileachair (on Blas, 1999) about the festival of Brigit Celtic goddess and holy woman.

Feena Tobin called in on Órfhlaith Ní Chearnaigh on St Brigid’s eve while she was making a St. Brigid’s cross. Órfhlaith explains a tradition they have in Greenlough in County Derry, where they come together to make St. Brigid’s crosses.

Read more about Imbolg and other ancient Irish festivals here.

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