Feile Bride 2013
Padraigin Clancy’s presentation on our three patrons, Patrick, Brigid and Columcille, at the Annual Celtic Lecture was inspirational and she left her audience enthralled and looking for more. The lecture was sponsored by the Kildare Education Centre.
Padraigin Clancy with the Director of Kildare Education Centre, Dolores Hamill
Professor John Feehan opened the eyes of the participants to the unique landscape that is
the Curragh of Kildare and pointed out some of its special features on our field trip. Tom Roche, was passionate in his presentation on trees and the importance they play in our lives, as well as the urgent need to conserve our forests and develop a policy of planting native species.
Joe Murray, Director of Afri helping to plant a tree in the grounds of the Irish National Stud during the conference.
Michael Jacob talked about the formation of the Curragh as well as its special flora and fauna. The walk also included a visit to a stable training yard, telling the story of the Curragh wrens and the military history of the Curragh Camp. It concluded with the Launch of the Brigid Gathering event for Kildare.
Morning for mass at the well on February 3rd
Sr. Mary Minehan carries in the Brigid flame at the beginning of the workshop.