In Ireland’s Gaelic tradition, the first day of February marks the festival of Imbolc, the start of spring when the Celtic goddess Brigid is celebrated. An Irish woman also named Brigid became St Brigid of Kildare, Ireland’s only female patron saint, and her feast day, Lá Fhéile Bríde / St Brigid’s Day, coincides with Imbolc.
Join us as we explore stories about Brigid – both goddess and saint – in Irish mythology, make a traditional Irish craft, and learn some Irish words. Come enjoy learning more about Ireland’s rich Gaelic folklore, customs, culture and language!
Cost: Regular Admission ($3/person with ages 12 & under FREE)
Demographic: Family event for children 4-12 years of age
No pre-registration required.
Gaeltacht an Oileáin Úir, located in Tamworth Ontario, is the only officially recognized Irish (Gaelic) speaking community outside of Ireland. ‘Gaeltacht’ areas are those in which Irish is spoken as a community language, and where the rich and ancient Gaelic traditions are very much alive and thriving. We run immersive language and cultural courses throughout the year to reintroduce and maintain the language and culture as an active part of daily life in the diaspora.