4ú Feabhra 2008
14:00 Trip to Gairdín Bhríde Celtic spiritual centre
Get back to your roots with a day trip to the beautiful Bridgit’s Garden in Roscahill, a magical place that honours ancient Irish Celtic spirituality. The tour of the gardens will be available in Irish and English, and you’ll be able to explore the Celtic Iron Age buildings, the wonderful sculptures, and savour the four areas devoted to celebrating our traditional festivals of Samhain, Imbolg, Bealtaine, and Lúnasa. Also on offer is a special talk on the traditions of Imbolg and Bríd (once a Pagan Goddess and later the foremost female Irish Christian saint) and a chance to learn how to make the traditional reed Bridgit’s Crosses. The perfect place to visit at the beginning of spring!
Bus leaves from the Quad Arch at 14:00, cost is just 8 euro and sign-up is at the SocsBox.
Díolta! Sold out!
19:00 Spraoi Bhríde through city
Our craic filled tour of the city returns, as we pull out all the stops to let everyone know that the Múscailt festivities have begun on campus! We’re calling to all those who play music and entertain, and to all those that love the craic, to join the Spraoi Bhríde wanderers as we make our way through the best traditional pubs of the city, performing and collecting for charity. Spraoi Bhríde honours the patron of the Irish Spring festival Imbolg, and is inspired by the traditional festivities on Lá An Dreoilín, the 26th of December. Dressing up in costume is a big part of the fun, (think traditional Irish) but anything goes. The trail starts in the Crane Bar and will end on campus in time for more wildness at the Céilí in the college bar.
21:00 Céilí Mór in the college bar
If you like wildness and craic then look no further than our traditional Irish Céilí; guaranteed to raise the roof.