So January is well and truly underway, it’s a funny time those first few weeks. On one hand, one feels like some big things should happen, or be different when a new year begins. I’m not a fan of resolutions – I prefer INTENTIONS. And I always remember, change one thing in a month – you’ve changed 12 in a year. Change one thing a week – that’s 52 in a year! So I’ll ease into change no.1…
This time of the year in the Celtic calendar is referred to as Dreamtime, which I really like, so dreaming/hatching/developing ideas to bring forth in Spring – technically speaking marked by February 1st… but I’m not wholly sure it’s really spring on a calendar date.
And this year – Brigid is being gifted her first Bank Holiday, officially on Monday 6th February. And here, in Gort town, the local Gort Arts Group is beginning to mark the weekend with a celebration of things Brigid related. Artists are exhibiting in local shop windows, over a period leading up to the weekend and after it. A procession, being led with a GIANT Brigid’s cross and Brigid Cloaks, created by local national school children. In the town square, there will be a showing of HERSELF – illuminating the Court House building with images of local ladies, who embody Brigid and other related images. Some theatre performances at the Town Hall Theatre, OPEN to all to attend! It’s really exciting to be part of the marking of this First St. Brigid Bank Holiday.
In Lámh Clinic – in the lead up to the Bank Holiday Weekend
Brideog Doll making
on Saturday Jan 21st from 10.30am €10pp (open to anyone over age 10 years)
Mo Brat Bhride (My Brat Bhride – Brigid’s Healing Cloak)
Thurs 19th from 7pm and Sat. Jan 28th at 10.30am
– upcycling a scarf into a healing scarf for yourself or a loved one. It’s not a sewing class, but a space to gather in a circle to stitch in good intentions, chat about Brigid, connect with likeminded souls. €10pp (to cover hoop & embroidery needle – if you have your own, no cost)
Restorative Yoga – Yoga Nidra – Sound Bath Meditation
Sat. Jan 28th from 7pm til after 9pm
No experience necessary. €30pp
Luxury Sound Bath Meditation
Friday 27th (FULLY booked)
Looking forward to Imbolg and the coming of Spring
Enjoy your DreamTime