"Brigid, Mary of the Gaels, beneath your mantle there is a pathway hallowed by the feet of pilgrims down the centuries leading to the eternal kingdom"

"Brigid, Mary of the Gaels, beneath your mantle there is a pathway hallowed by the feet of pilgrims down the centuries leading to the eternal kingdom"

"Brigid, Mary of the Gaels, beneath your mantle there is a pathway hallowed by the feet of pilgrims down the centuries leading to the eternal kingdom"

Welcome to brigidsway.ie - the website for the Brigid's Way Celtic Pilgrimage - an ancient path between Sky and Earth.

We are delighted to announce the dates for the second Brigid's Way Celtic Pilgrimage : We will start at Faughart Upper Well on  Saturday 28th June  and finish on  Sunday 6th July  in Brigid's Monastic City in Kildare.

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 beautiful and sacred Irish landscapes from Dundalk to 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 may have formed an ancient "sightline", pointing out the place on the north ern horizon where the cross-shaped swan constellation (Cygnus) was rising in ancient times.



"The footprints of an elder race are here,

And memories of an old heroic time,

And shadows of an old mysterious faith."

From the Book of the Burren edited by JW O'Connell & A. Korf
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