Brigid Fest is a celebration of Brigid’s Day, which has its origins in the Celtic festival of Imbolc. This festival symbolises the beginning of spring and honours Brigid, the Celtic goddess of crafts, learning, and fertility. In more recent times, Brigid has come to represent wisdom and strength, and it is these attributes that we aim to celebrate with a day of engaging activities.
St Brigid’s Cross : 2pm – 6pm, FREE
Join us anytime between 2pm and 6pm to meet Lynn Kirkham, our community engagement artist, and create your very own St Brigid’s Cross. This traditional craft is not only a beautiful symbol but also holds deep cultural significance. While you work on your cross, take the opportunity to have a cuppa and a chat with Lynn and learn about the other exciting activities she has planned throughout the year. This is a drop-in session. No booking is required.
Brigid Fest Poster Screen Print: 4.30-7.30pm, FREE
Meet the talented members of Mná Na nEalaín, a network of Irish female artists, and try your hand at screen printing your own Brigid Fest poster. This interactive workshop will not only allow you to explore the art of print-making but also provide insights into the upcoming year of print-making activities, generously funded by the Arts Council and Tipperary County Council. Get inspired by the creativity of these artists and take home a unique piece of art. This is a drop-in session. No booking is required.
Stitch & Bitch: 6.30pm – 8.30pm, €10
Join fashion and textile artist Mary O’Sullivan for an embroidery workshop that combines craft with activism. Discover how women have used embroidery as a powerful medium for self-expression and social change. Under Mary’s guidance, you will have the opportunity to create your own passion project while learning about the rich history and significance of this art form. This workshop is a chance to connect with like-minded individuals and engage in meaningful conversations while honing your embroidery skills. All materials are included, however feel free to bring an item of fabric if you wish.
Limited capacity, booking required.
Empowered Pilates: 7.30pm – 8.30pm, €10
Immerse yourself in the transformative power of Empowered Pilates workshop led by the local instructor, Sharon Nagle. This workshop is specifically designed to help you realign your body, enhance your strength, and improve your flexibility. Limited capacity, booking required.