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Affordable and fun guiding throughout Northern Ireland

Traditionally each Irish home would pull rushes every 1 February and make a replacement Saint Bridget's Cross to hang over the door of their home and also on the rafters to protect the house from fire and evil.  Saint Bridget shares her name with a Celtic Goddess and held supernatural ability rivaling that of any other Irish Saint.  Faughart, County Lough is said to be her birthplace.  Her conversion to Christianity and her ability to convince the King of Leinster to give her enough land that her cloak would cover proved to be a shock to the King when she placed her cloak on the ground and it grew and grew to provide enough land to build the first of many Christian Monasteries in Ireland.

Enjoy Saint Bridgets Day with its mix of Celtic and Christian beliefs.  Is it the start of Spring with the fertility of the soil in view?  Hope so however snow is still around the hills here at my home - never give up maybe by the end of the day things will have changed.

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Barbara Ferguson
Accredited Blue Badge Tourist Guide
Northern Ireland Guided Tours
41 Coolmillish Road
Markethill
Co. Armagh
BT60 1SH
Northern Ireland

For your answer to an experienced & fun guided tour of Northern Ireland - Barbara is here to help

+44 (0) 28 3755 1119

+44 (0) 7740 511 442

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