Experience the extraordinary: celebrate St Brigid at Powerscourt Distillery

The inaugural event to celebrate St Brigid was held last year at the distillery

Diverse programme for Sunday, 5 February draws on Brigid’s associations with food, farming, dairying, brewing, hospitality and love of nature

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25 January 2023 | 0

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The Powerscourt Distillery is delighted to host a celebration of St Brigid on Sunday, 5 February 2023 , in its award-winning Visitor Centre.

The celebration follows the success of the inaugural event last year at the distillery and also marks the occasion of the new Bank Holiday in her honour. The programme features a mix of free and ticketed events, booking information, and further details can be found at https://powerscourtdistillery.com/st-brigids-day/

Drawing on Brigid’s associations with food, farming, dairying, brewing, hospitality and love of nature, the programme for Sunday, 5 February includes whiskey tastings and masterclasses, food and whiskey pairings, cocktail classes, discussion panels, performances,  live music and artisan food, drink and craft markets.

1 February, Brigid’s feast day, is shared with Imbolc, the ancient Celtic festival which heralds the arrival of Spring. Due to her strong association with the natural world and love of landscape, Brigid’s spirit and the spirit of Imbolc harmoniously unite to capture the energy and vitality of this moment.

Brigid, Celtic Goddess and Ireland’s ‘matron Saint’, is one of the most amazing role models in Irish history. Representing healing, wisdom and fire, she was known for her warmth, generosity and tenacity.

Born in 453 A.D. and a member of the Tuatha de Danann, Brigid was a woman of friendship and charity, compassion and peace. Holding a unique position in the early Irish church, she established a settlement at Kildare in 480 A.D., which grew from humble beginnings into a thriving egalitarian monastery that was acclaimed across the world as a centre of education, pilgrimage, worship and hospitality and where she ruled as Abbess over a dual community of women and men who practised equally, side-by-side.

Join The Powerscourt Distillery team and connect her legends and legacies through a contemporary lens and honour the vibrant voice and transformative power of a trailblazing woman, St Brigid. The distillery welcomes the season of renewal with a wonderful opportunity to celebrate an extraordinary spirit in the home of its own extraordinary spirit, Fercullen Irish Whiskey.

Connect to the conversation using the hashtags: #PowerscourtDistillery #BeMoreBrigid.

 

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