St Brigid's Day February 1st 2018
The feast day of St Brigid is February 1st which is traditionally the beginning of Spring in Ireland. In agriculture, it marks the start of the lambing season. St Brigid is associated with the making, blessing and giving of crosses. These traditional crosses made from rushes have been made in school by children down through the years. This lovely old custom is based on the legend of when Brigid converted a dying Pagan chieftain and used rushes to create a cross to explain the new faith, Christianity. We celebrate St Brigid on the 1st of February in song and prayer and Fr Early blesses our crosses made from rushes. St Brigid's Day crosses are brought home and hung in the kitchen where it's thought to protect the home and its inhabitants. Well done to Miss Daly's 3rd class who prepared a lovely service for the school on Thursday, 1st February to celebrate St Brigid.