Spring light for hope

Close up of purple crocuses with bright spring sunlight shining on the flowers One wishes that with the spring light comes hope - of life, of new starts, of peace. And, perhaps, humbly, one hopes for creation. Creation is, as Rita Ann Higgins says in Hurting God (Salmon Poetry, 2010), "a combination of the gut, … Continue reading Spring light for hope

Writing Our Way to Brigit/Brigid – How to Sign up to workshops

I am delighted to be running a series of seven linked creative writing workshops focusing on Brigid in Kildare Town Library from February to October 2023. Writing Our Way To Brigit/Brigid invites participants to explore, through writing and discussion, what Brigit/Brigid means to them. Participants will have the opportunity to read/perform their work as part of … Continue reading Writing Our Way to Brigit/Brigid – How to Sign up to workshops

Imbolc & Brigid’s Day

Image of Brídeog (Brigid Doll) against a large Rosemary Bush. Brídeog is made of hay, wearing a white cloak and yellow dress made from cotton material. (c) Shauna Gilligan This year as well as giving a series of workshops focused on Brigid as part of Brigid 1500, I am attending numerous Brigid events. On Saturday … Continue reading Imbolc & Brigid’s Day