Annual Brigid’s Way pilgrimage to Kildare town to take a break this year

Founders of annual saint’s trek announce plan for year off

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Annual Brigid’s Way pilgrimage to Kildare town to take a break this year

Brigid's Way

After seven years, the annual Brigid’s Way Celtic Pilgrimage from Louth to Kildare town will take a ‘fallow year’ break this year.
Co-founders Karen Ward and Dolores Whelan said the break is to plan for the future.
“It is seven years since Brigid’s Way Celtic Pilgrimage was inaugurated in a moment of divine Brigid inspiration,”said Karen.

“What an amazing journey it has been with many people from Ireland and all over the world joining us to walk some or all of the nine-day walking pilgrimage, beginning at Brigid’s birthplace in Faughart, Co Louth and finishing in her monastic city Kildare.”

Karen added that the nine-day walking pilgrimage to Kildare town, and to the site of Brigid’s monastery, has been a great way of “connecting two sacred places to Brigid, the ancient goddess and Celtic Christian saint while offering healing to the pilgrim along the way”.

“Now this initial phase of the wonderful sacred route has been completed and a solid foundation established,” she said.
“This year we are dedicating our energies to creating a new structure in which the Brigid’s Way can evolve and thrive into the future. This is the fallow year when, as in farming, a field is left without a crop so that it can regenerate and come back even stronger in the years ahead.

“We invite you to continue to hold a vision of a strong, vibrant Brigid’s Way Pilgrimage continuing to play a significant role in the return of the divine feminine consciousness in Ireland and in the world.”