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ST Brigids Day

Postby Holla » Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:46 am

To day 1st of Feb is the feast day of st Brigid this brought me back to my school days do you remember making the crosses
from the rushes. or holloween masks, st patricks day badges all in art class that lasted a full hour on friday afternoons.
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Re: ST Brigids Day

Postby Denis Cromie » Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:07 am

Lá le Bríde was always a special day in school marking the first day of Spring. My Mother's name was Bridget so I use to try to be good on her day,seldom succeeded though. :oops:
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Re: ST Brigids Day

Postby brandy » Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:49 pm

Yes i remember, i went to St Brigids National school and it was in St Brigids Park where we lived so we would make 52 crosses and give one to each house in the park
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Re: ST Brigids Day

Postby Sinead » Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:14 pm

The St.Brigid's Cross was always welcomed when you got home, even if it wasn't quite even. 2nd February was the day you were brought off to have your throat Blessed. Spring was definitely here and to=day we did have some sunshine!

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Re: ST Brigids Day

Postby Strum » Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:25 pm

Ehhhhh this is confusing because the first day of Spring is not till the Spring Equinox dated March 21st?
We are still in the middle of Winter.


I remember the Nuns in St Josephs used to make the St Brigids crosses all the time and they were EVERYWHERE in the Orphanage.
Indulgences I think you call it. They would have a year written on them, like "3 years" or whatever and when I asked about it they told me that for making and displaying them they would get the said years off in Purgatory. :D
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Re: ST Brigids Day

Postby jordo » Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:53 pm

I dunno, wasn't such a big thing when I was growing up. I certainlt can't remember it being celebrated in the CBS with any great enthusiasm.
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Re: ST Brigids Day

Postby grammer » Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:41 pm

If I remember correctly
it used to be a holy day and we were marched over to glasthule church -
we never made st bridgets crosses tho' that was for girls :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: ST Brigids Day

Postby Sinead » Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:45 pm

Grammer:

If it was a Holy Day of Obligation you got the day off!

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Re: ST Brigids Day

Postby jordo » Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:14 pm

It was never a holy day of obligation Sinéad, that was just the masters way of keeping the nuns sweet. None of that rubbish up in Eblana Avenue. One thing I'll say about the Brothers they knew the proper place for women in society and instilled it in us boys.
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Re: ST Brigids Day

Postby farmboy » Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:54 pm

Walter Mitty is NOT a figment of my imagination.
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Re: ST Brigids Day

Postby Holla » Sun Feb 01, 2015 8:26 am

Morning all on this Saint Bridgets day,I hope you have all made your little crosses :D
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Re: ST Brigids Day

Postby Sinead » Sun Feb 01, 2015 11:05 am

Happy St. Brigid's Day to you Holla. I am ashamed to say I have not
made a cross in years and now cannot remember how to make one.
To-morrow is St. Blaise's Day when our throats were blessed.

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Re: ST Brigids Day

Postby Rocker » Sun Feb 01, 2015 11:21 am

Holla wrote:Morning all on this Saint Bridgets day,I hope you have all made your little crosses :D


Morning Holla, Thanks for reminding me.My mother was Bridget (Bridie) and she loved the idea of St Bridget's Day.She always told us the story of St Bridget and her cloak....Oh how she could spin out a story...it was a Party piece. On a school tour to Glendalough I found a cross in a shop and she displayed that in a place of prominence all her life !

St. Brigid's Cloak: St. Brigid went to the King of Leinster to ask for land to build a convent. She told the king that the place where she stood was the perfect place for a convent. The king laughed at her and refused to give her any land. Brigid prayed. Then she smiled at the king and said “will you give me as much land as my cloak will cover?” The king thought that she was joking and because Brigid’s cloak was so small he knew that it would only cover a very small piece of land. The king agreed and Brigid spread her cloak on the ground. She asked her four friends to hold a corner of the cloak and walk in opposite directions. The four friends walked north, south, east and west. The cloak grew immediately and began to cover many acres of land. The king fell to the ground and knelt before Brigid and promised her and her friends money, food and supplies. Soon afterwards, the king became a Christian and also started to help the poor. Brigid’s miracle of the cloak was the first of many miracles that she worked for the people of Ireland.


Happy St Bridgets Day everyone.
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Re: ST Brigids Day

Postby Micheál » Sun Feb 01, 2015 11:44 am

You cant beat them Nuns when it comes to Property deals. Id say they deployed a few daggers as well as the cloaks. Just look how they ran rings around the State in Carysford.

Though I see St Theresa's is in the news in todays Indo; the convent lands at Temple Hill have been handed over to the State as part of wider "Redress" compensation deal.

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/church-gives-up-42m-in-land-deal-for-victims-30953892.html

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Re: ST Brigids Day

Postby bugrock » Sun Feb 01, 2015 12:14 pm

So many bleedin' saints! The list must be as long the Greek god litany. We had what seemed like hundreds of statues in our house, even the pope and JFK.
Whose the next saints day I wonder? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: ST Brigids Day

Postby Rocker » Sun Feb 01, 2015 6:58 pm

Well Bugs. I hope you remember that St Patrick has his day on 17th March (every year). St Joseph is on 19 March.(Spanish holiday).
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Re: ST Brigids Day

Postby Sinead » Sun Feb 01, 2015 6:59 pm

St. Joseph's Day is an Italian Holiday.
Bugs, I told you St. Blaise is to-morrow.

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Re: ST Brigids Day

Postby skins » Sun Feb 01, 2015 8:17 pm

"Get yiz're blessed oil an' flannen".
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Re: ST Brigids Day

Postby Holla » Sun Feb 01, 2015 11:38 pm

Sinead wrote:St. Joseph's Day is an Italian Holiday.
Bugs, I told you St. Blaise is to-morrow.

Sinéad


I can see us innocent school kids all marching down the school lane by O Donnell gardens to Glasthule church to have our throats blessed :D and the monsters some of us turned into :o
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Re: ST Brigids Day

Postby Strum » Mon Feb 02, 2015 12:44 am

bugrock wrote:So many bleedin' saints!


I came across another today, Of TV??? Fksnakes! :lol: :lol:


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Re: ST Brigids Day

Postby Micheál » Mon Feb 02, 2015 1:28 am

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Re: ST Brigids Day

Postby Snowhite » Mon Feb 02, 2015 1:59 am

OVER 300,000.............. :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: The Poor Kid's.



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Re: ST Brigids Day

Postby Strum » Mon Feb 02, 2015 2:02 am

That's blasphemy Michael. I was posting a historical fact. I have seen visions myself staring at walls. :D
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Re: ST Brigids Day

Postby Strum » Mon Feb 02, 2015 2:05 am

Snowhite wrote: OVER 300,000.............. :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: The Poor Kid's.



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Re: ST Brigids Day

Postby Snowhite » Mon Feb 02, 2015 2:11 am

Strum wrote:
Snowhite wrote: OVER 300,000.............. :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: The Poor Kid's.



http://waterfordwhispersnews.com/2014/0 ... ry-school/




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