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Brigid’s Way Pilgrimage

Brigid’s Way Celtic Pilgrimage was inaugurated in a moment of divine inspiration as a non-profit venture by a committee of volunteers, together with many additional helpers. Those who honour Brigid, as a pre Celtic Goddess or Christian Saint, come to walk in her footsteps as a way to find peace, connect with our ancestors and commune with the sacred Land of Ireland. It has been an amazing journey with many people from Ireland  and all over the world joining  us to walk some or all of the 9 day walking Pilgrimage beginning at  Brigid’s birthplace in Faughart, Co. Louth and finishing in her Monastic city, Kildare.  Now this initial phase of the wonderful sacred route has been completed and a solid foundation established.

Join Brigid’s Way Pilgrimage 23rd to 31st July 2022

We are delighted to announce that after a hiatus due to Covid 19 we are currently dedicating our energies to bring you a bigger and better 9 Day Pilgrimage from the 23rd – 31st July 2022.

The Pilgrimage is organised to be as affordable as possible while providing a safe and reliable holding for all pilgrims. You can see what is included and not included in our pricing here.

We encourage you to read through the whole website especially the Routes section and then return here to book.

Listen to your heart and Celtic soul to know if this is for you.

We invite you 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, equal but different to the divine masculine, in Ireland and in the world.

Beannachtaí agus Grá, Blessings and Love,

Team Brigid’s Way.

The 2023 Pilgrimage

We are delighted to say that the 2022 Brigid’s Way 9 Day Pilgrimage is BOOKED OUT however we will be opening up the invitation for others to walk with us on Day 1 Faughart to Dundalk and Day 9 Pollardstown Fen to Brigid’s Garden Well click here for details.

The Rediscovery of Brigid’s Way

Brigid’s Way was inspired by a strong desire to revive the ancient art of pilgrimage, which was such a central part of the indigenous tradition of this land.  By following Brigid’s footsteps and those of our ancestors, walking as a pilgrim will reconnect you with the sacredness of the earth and the majesty of the sky.  You will awaken to the consciousness of Brigid, with the opportunity to connect with your creative feminine power and unite this with your active masculine strength, whether you be male or female or other .  This is Brigid’s gift – to accept all and unite both sides of our being and our world in harmony and balance.  Brigid remains an inspiration for us all in these changing times.

This Celtic Pilgrimage passes through beautiful Irish landscapes from the Lisnawilly Estate and picturesque villages of county Louth, the lush farmlands of Meath, Donadea Forest Park, Coolree Bog, the Grand Canal, Pollardstown Fen and the Curragh of Kildare.  Along the route, glittering like jewels in the earth lie the sacred sites of the Holy Well, Faughart, Knockbridge Standing Stone also  known as the ‘Cuchulainn Stone’, the Hill of Slane, the Hill of Tara, Brideswell Kilcock, Brigid’s Fire Temple and Holy Wells, Kildare.  This alignment of sacred sites reflects the Cygnus (Swan) constellation which was prominent in the skies at the time of St Brigid’s birth in the 5th Century AD.  It may have formed an ancient ‘sightline’, pointing out the place on the northern horizon where the cross-shaped swan constellation, Cygnus was rising in ancient times.  For details on the history of this Pilgrimage see Origins of Brigid`s Way.

Whether you know Brigid as a Saint or Goddess, she will bless and inspire a sense of soul and adventure in each of us as we walk courageously on her pathway embracing the Art of Pilgrimage to:

Ponder on our life's journey

Shed what no longer serves us

Dream in a bright future

Routes and Maps

Brigid’s Way passes over 3 counties from 6 to 14 miles or 10 to 24 kms. Walking between 5 to 6 hours each day with intermittent rests.

The Art of Pilgrimage

Preparation tips so you can receive the most from your Pilgrimage including what to bring, how to keep your feet healthy to the pilgrims code.

Origins of Brigid's Way

Discover the origins of Brigid’s Way Celtic Pilgrimage created to awaken people to the consciousness of Brigid.

Testimonials

Another wonderful days walk with Brigid’s Way. Thank you all so much for creating and offering such an enjoyable opportunity to walk the sacred paths. I am awed by the power of walking on our beautiful land with intention, and of honouring the rituals and practices of our ancestors. It is very healing on many levels, and I look forward to joining in again.”

Carol, Dublin

“The pilgrimage was just the reconnection I needed to get back on my spiritual path. It was wonderful to walk and talk with like minded people. What came across most was the challenge of carrying the light (within) and keeping the flame burning. We so often stray and focus instead on the crosses we bear. I realised I can put down the cross and listen to the birds sweetly singing and just be.”

Mary Glesson, Kildare, Ireland

For More Information

If you’ve any questions in relation to the Pilgrimage please contact us.

“Everywhere the way of the Pilgrim is twofold exterior and interior, the simultaneous movement of feet and the soul through time as well as space”
Phil Cousineau, The Art of Pilgrimage

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