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…
https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/st-brigids-day-celebration-regi…Consulate General of Ireland St Brigid’s Day Celebration
Published by Margot McCuaig
I’m a novelist and award-winning documentary filmmaker.
My debut novel, 'The Birds That Never Flew', was shortlisted for the Dundee International Book Prize and longlisted for the Polari First Book Prize. 'Almost Then', my second novel, was published by Linen Press in April 2021.
I write, produce and direct documentary films and won Royal Television Society Scotland awards in 2015 with 'Jock Stein' and for 'Jim Baxter' in 2016. 'Jimmy Johnstone' was nominated for a bronze Torc for Excellence in 2017. My feature length documentary film 'Tommy Burns won a Royal Television Society award in 2019 and 'The Women Who Built Glasgow City' won the same award in 2021.
I made two children who are now making children too. That's the biggest achievement of all. I live in Glasgow, Scotland and Rathlin Island, Ireland.
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