St Brigid’s Day in P4A

Miss McDonnell’s P4A have been busy this week, learning about the life of St Brigid and the traditional customs associated with celebrating Ireland’s only female patron saint. 

We have been making and decorating our own ‘’Bratóg Bríde (Brigids mantle), a piece of cloth or ribbon which according to Irish folklore was hung out on the eve of St Brigid’s day to be blessed by the saint as she passes. This cloth was then to be used as a cure for a burn, headaches or sore throats. 

Primary 4 customised their own pieces of cloth and hung them out this for St Brigids passing on Tuesday evening and brought them in this morning. We think you’ll agree they have made some beautiful and unique designs! We made St Brigid’s Crosses to take home along with our cloth and we thank those who provided the rushes. 

La Fheile Brid to all our family and friends!

Miss McDonnell & Primary 4