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What Our Visitors Say

Brigits Day 2024

Celebrating Brigit, goddess and saint

Last Sunday, 28th January, we gathered in the Roundhouse for a beautiful day-long celebration of Brigit stories and rituals. So much of the tradition still resonates today. There is the…
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samhain to solstice

Samhain to Solstice

As planet Earth spins on its orbit and our northern lands point away from the sun, we experience longer nights and shorter days. We can see that the sun is…
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thyme is august herb of the month

August Herb of the Month: Thyme

If you’ve ever pinched a sprig of fresh thyme in your fingers, you won’t easily forget the woody, earthy fragrance. Thyme grows wild in Ireland but is also a popular…
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connemara walking & cycling

Connemara Walking & Cycling

Heading west for Connemara? Pack the walking shoes and make sure to take in a beautiful walk around Connemara and the Islands. There are trails to suit every level of fitness,…
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Brigit's Day Celebrations

Why Brigit?

The name Brigit means ‘Exalted One’. The name refers both to St Brigit, the powerful 6th century abbess of Kildare, and the pre-Christian Brigit, goddess for many Celtic peoples across…
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Brigit’s Herbs

Brigit was a herbalist and used wild herbs to nourish and heal body and spirit.  Many of her plants grow in our gardens, hedgerows and meadows, providing wild and free…
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Samhain Winter Solstice Brigit's Garden

What is the Winter Solstice?

Wednesday, 21st December 2022 marks the shortest day of the year – the Winter Solstice. Solstice means ‘sun-stop’, and for three days around the solstice the sun appears to rise…
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Irish Garden Bird Survey

Irish Garden Bird Survey

If you’ve been to Brigit’s Garden you will be aware of the friendly robin who lives beside the Café. He’ll be top of our list when it comes to the…
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