St. Brigid's Day
in the Irish Language

Lá Fhéile Bríde

Our articles on St. Brigid's Day and Imbolc

What is Imbolc?

The ancient name of this festival is often used these days, but what does it mean? And what do we know about the roots of Imbolc? For most of us growing up in Ireland, 1st February was always known as St Brigid’s Day, or Lá Fhéile Bríde in Irish. We made Brigid’s crosses as children,

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Brigid or Bridget – St. Brigid’s Day

Let’s cut to the chase: St. Brigid’s Day celebrates St. Brigid. She lived circa the years 451 – 525. Yes, she was a real person. Her name is referred to as Brigid officially in Ireland in the Irish language. It would be incorrect to spell her name as Bridget. You may see references to “Brigit”,

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St. Brigid’s Day: Comes the Irish Springtime

Gabhaim molta Bríde. Ionúin í le hÉirinn. Ionúin le gach tír í. Molaimís go léir í. I sing Bríd’s praises. She is Ireland’s beloved. She is beloved of every land. May we all praise her. This lovely song — a hymn to St. Bríd (or “Brighid” in the older style of Irish spelling) — is

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