We are delighted to announce the dates for the third Brigid's Way Celtic Pilgrimage : We will start in Faughart on Saturday 27th June 2015 and finish on Sunday 5th July 2015 in Brigid's Monastic City in Kildare.
As part of Heritage Week, on 30 August 2015, we will be organising a walk along the canals and through the beautiful bog lands from Robertstown to Donadea Forest Park, Kildare. With guided walks around the majestic and historic Donadea Forest Park also available. Click here to find out more.
On April 4th 2015, we ran a one-day walk as part of Irish Pilgrim Paths network. It was a wonderful event for Brigid!
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.