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Pagan goddess or Christian saint, Brigid’s spirit lives on in Ireland today

The traditions of the feast of Brigid have been unchanged for what may well be thousands of years. This is despite all the social changes that have taken place in that time. Before Christianity came to Ireland, the people here had a long tradition of pagan … Continue reading

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Pagan goddess or Christian saint, Brigid’s spirit lives on

Before Christianity arrived in Ireland there existed a long tradition of pagan worship. This involved rituals at sacred sites, wells believed to have the power to heal and important festivals spread throughout the year to mark the changing seasons. Rather … Continue reading

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