This year 2016 we are excited to offer a new departure for Brigid's Way from our annual 9 day Pilgrimage. To facilitate those who have not been able to take time off work and complete the full 9 days and to build community we have decided to offer the full Pilgrimage in separate 1 and 2 days sections between June to September. Full details will feature in our next Newsletter and on the Brigid's Way Facebook page and website soon. Click here for more news.
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.