Brigid 1500 Events in dlr Libraries

17 January 2023 / News
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'Brigid 1500’ is a national programme of events, to celebrate and commemorate St. Brigid the woman, her life and her legacy in a broad and rich way.The programme will engage with the values St. Brigid championed including faith and spirituality, biodiversity and sustainability, arts and culture, social justice, peace, hospitality and education.

 

dlr Libraries will be hosting a series of events to celebrate Brigid 1500, including an exhibition in dlr LexIcon from 1 February.

Events for Schools

Make a St. Brigid’s Cross with Wicklow Willow

Max 1 class per session. All materials supplied. Booking required. Teachers should contact the relevant library directly.

Wed 25 January, Dalkey Library, 10.30-11.30am & 12.00-1.00pm

Friday 27 January, dlr LexIcon, 10.30-11.30am & 12.00-1.00pm

Join Aoife from Wicklow Willow for a fun and educational St. Brigid's Crossmaking Workshop. Learn how to make your very own traditional Irish Cross, woven from fresh rushes to celebrate our female patron saint, Brigid of Kildare.

 

 

Events for Families

Wed 25 January, Cabinteely Library, 3.00-4.00pm

Fri 27 January, Shankill Library, 3.00-4.00pm

All materials supplied. Booking required by contacting the relevant library directly.

Join Aoife from Wicklow Willow for a fun and educational St Brigid's Crossmaking Workshop. Learn how to make your very own traditional Irish Cross, woven from fresh rushes to celebrate our female patron saint, Brigid of Kildare.

Stories of St. Brigid with Candlelit Tales (use image of Candlelit Tales)

Sat 28 January, 3.00-4.00pm

Childrens Library, Level 4, dlr LexIcon

Suitable for Ages 7+. No booking required

Join storytellers extraordinaire, Candlelit Tales, to celebrate Brigid, the goddess and the saint, as we share wondrous stories of her legend.

Events for Adults

Wild Women: A St. Brigid’s Day Celebration 

Tues 31 January, 6.00-8.00pm

Studio Theatre, dlr LexIcon

Free, but booking required via eventbrite.ie

St. Brigid was a trailblazer. Learn about some of the unconventional and unruly women who followed in Brigid’s footsteps and broke the mould. Meet the women today inspired by them,and her. Panel discussion chaired by Flor MacCarthy featuring Ailbhe Smyth, Flor MacCarthy, Senator Eileen Flynn, Sarah Webb, Justine McCarthy, Martina Devlin and Lise-Ann McLaughlin.

Poetry at the LexIcon 

Tara Bergin, Dawn Watson and Grace Wells, Mon 6 February, 7.00pm

Online via dlr YouTube Channel

Register on eventbrite.ie

Poetry at the LexIcon will welcome three Irish poets, Tara Bergin, Dawn Watson and Grace Wells, whose varied and vibrant work is central to women’s writing today. We will explore the many ways to inhabit contemporary womanhood, and the echoes of complex Irish women, such as St Brigid, throughout our history. Organised and introduced by Rosamund Taylor

This event is supported by the Creative Ireland Programme.

Exhibition

Brigid, the Goddess, Brigid the Saint

Level 5, dlr LexIcon

This exhibition features a selection of books and images that are part of dlr Local Studies Collection on St.Brigid.

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