As far as Irish patron saints go, St Patrick gets all the attention. He’s a man. Enough said.
However…he’s not the only patron saint of Ireland and Brigid is gaining ground and momentum, particularly given her saint day is rightly being used to celebrate the creative talents of women in the arts (and all women of course!).
It’s not a new thing in Ireland but we’re just about to get the hang of it in Scotland with a fab night of ceol, craic and celebration organised by the Irish Consul General in Scotland at the Glasgow Women’s Library.
It’s on the 31st of January ahead of Brigid’s big day on the 1st of February. I’m delighted to part of the panel, to be chaired by Sara Sheridan. It’s a ticketed (free) event so do come along if you can. Info on registration below…