Meath women to feature in documentary about St. Brigid

A family from Ráth Chairn is to feature on a TG4 documentary about St Brigid.

Ardóidh mé mo Sheol - Lá Le Bríde 2023 is a music and entertainment show that will celebrate Brigid and the women of Ireland.

Contributing to the documentary is Máire Ní Churraoin from Ráth Chairn in Co Meath. Máire was born and raised in the Gaeltacht. She has a degree in Irish and Theology from Maynooth and St. Pats.

Máire Bríd is a skilled researcher & has just completed her masters in Irish and performing arts. Máire is very active on social media with her sister and their band ‘An Chéad Ghlúin Eile' @ancheadghluineile.

Máire’s granny was called Bríd, and her auntie and cousin are called Brídín and Brídóg. She knows many people named Bríd and she has huge respect for St. Brigid. Máire loves to make St.Brigids crosses for St. Brigids day and to learn more about one of our patron saints.

Brigid’s sheltering famous cloak gathered women of all traditions and Ardóidh mé mo Sheol seeks to emulate this. It will also shine a light on the celebrations of Imbolg, which marks the arrival of longer, warmer days and an emergence from the darkness of winter. Across seventy-five minutes Brigid’s life, myths, traditions and influences will be celebrated by an ensemble cast of diverse Irish people, musicians, singers, poets, mythologists and academics.

Presenters Síle Ní Bhraonáin and Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin guide us through a musical celebration of Brigid, both goddess & saint on this first bank holiday weekend in her honour.

Filmed in front of a live audience in the majestic surroundings of St Brigid’s Cathedral, Kildare Town, on the very grounds that Brigid is said to have established a church and monastery in 480 A.D, there’ll be music from T with the Maggies, Tara Erraught, John Francis Flynn & Paddy Keenan playing together for the first time, Ceol na mBan, The Nás na Rí Singers, Precious Abimbola and many more.

Sunday 5th Feb. 2023 9.30pm