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.

Mantles: WEBINAR

On Tuesday October 5th at 2pm, Margo and I talk with Clodagh Doyle (Keeper, Irish Folklife Division, National Museum of Ireland), about our extensive research including the use of public archives and artefacts, and our image and word making. Margo will discuss some of her images in detail and I will give two short readings from my writing on Brigid.

Please join us – sign up for this FREE event: Kildare Readers Festival Eventbrite


Extensive reasearch was carried out in the National Library of Ireland.

Artefact research was carried out with kind permission and generosity of the Redemptoristine Nuns (Saint Alphonsus’ Monastery in Dublin).

Images (c) Margo McNulty 2021

Mantles Funders

Govt of Ireland

Creative Ireland

Kildare County Council

Roscommon County Council