Welcome to brigidsway.ie - the website for the Brigid's Way Celtic Pilgrimage - an ancient path between Sky and Earth. Brigid's Way is an alignment of ancient and sacred sites in Ireland which stretches from Brigid's Well in Faughart, County Louth to Kildare.
This alignment was discovered by Anthony Murphy and Richard Moore during research for their book 'Island of the Setting Sun'.
The route passes through some of the most prominent sites of Irish pre-history and Christianity, including the Hill of Tara and the Hill of Slane, Mount Oriel, Beauparc Motte, Realtoge Moated site and ends very close to a ringfort in the Curragh of Kildare.
This alignment of sacred sites reflects the Cygnus (Swan) constellation which was prominent in the skies at the time of Brigid's birth in the 5th Century AD and is its reflection on earth of a heavenly configuration.
It might have formed an ancient "sightline", pointing out the place on the northern horizon where the cross-shaped swan constellation (Cygnus) was rising in ancient times.