NEWS: In 2016, the Brigid's Way team will be organising a series of short walking pilgrimages along the alignment of sacred sites that the path crosses. We will be announcing the dates during December 2015. You can subscribe to our newsletter for updates.
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: In Search of Ireland's Ancient Astronomers. Enjoy our video below from our first pilgrimage in 2013.
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.