Bunratty Celebrates Imbolc

Imbolc, the ancient pagan festival marking the beginning of spring, will be celebrated at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park on February 4th.

The County Clare visitor attraction will showcase the vibrant crafts, traditions, animals and customs that characterise the season, while the “Imbolc Celebration” will also mark St. Brigid’s Day.

Marie Brennan, Events Manager at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, said:

“Imbolc represents the midpoint between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox and has been celebrated in this country since ancient times. We look forward to marking the beginning of spring in style by inviting the local community and the wider public to join us for a fun-filled and educational day out.”

Visitors will be able to learn how to make a Saint Brigid's Cross, an iconic symbol that has graced Irish homes for centuries. Bunratty's Bean an Tís will guide the public through the traditional craft of making a St Brigid’s Cross, demonstrating the meticulous process of weaving straw or rushes into the distinctive cross shape.