Shauna Gilligan & Margo McNulty

Mantles explores the themes of heritage and sense of place symbolising Brigid. Through archival artefacts and site visits it aims to create through words and images new representations of Brigid as an archetype of the sacred feminine.

Mantles will include public readings/webinar, workshops (creative writing/art) and a publication.

The project is supported by Kildare Readers Festival, Roscommon Arts Centre, and funded by Creative Ireland, Kildare County Council and Roscommon County Council.

Current Work on Mantles

With the reopening of archives to the public, we began our archival research in The National Library of Ireland on Monday, 17th May 2021.

Research has also recently been carried out at Saint Alphonsus’ Monastery with sincere thanks to the Redemptoristine Nuns.

Further research will be carried out in other relevant archives including The Delany Archive, Carlow College.

Images (c) Margo McNulty 2021

Mantles Funders

Govt of Ireland

Creative Ireland

Kildare County Council

Roscommon County Council