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What is Forest Bathing?

What is Forest Bathing?

Forest Bathing is based on the Japanese practice of “Shinrin Yoku”. It is a multi-sensorial, nature mindfulness experience that uses grounding exercises to connect with nature leaving you refreshed and…
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Global Citizenship Education

Global Citizenship Education Programme

They say that you can’t understand someone until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes… perhaps even a kilometre will do it. A kilometre is the length of trail that skirts around the boundaries of…
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Lughnasa Traditions

Lughnasa is the traditional festival at the beginning of August that marks the transition from summer to harvest, as the vibrant green hues of June and July begin to give…
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Meadowsweet

July Herb of the Month: Meadowsweet

The vanilla-almond scent of meadowsweet fills the air this month and her creamy white, frothy flowers polka-dot fields and hedgerows. Known also as Queen of the Meadow, she is a…
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Daisy – Nóinín

Do you recall sitting in the grass as a child making a Slabhra Sí (Fairy Chain) from these beautiful little flowers? Maybe you pulled each petal off and recited “he…
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Apple Blossom

Did you know that apples and roses come from the same family? Perhaps not surprising when you see the beautiful, spirit-lifting flower- the apple blossom- that appears on the apple…
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Cowslip

Cowslips – Bainne bó bleachtáin

Looking across the Imbolc Garden this beautiful May morning, here in Brigit’s Garden, Galway, we are lucky to have a hundreds of Cowslips growing. This is a native Irish flower…
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Fuschia

Annual Report 2020

Brigit’s Garden is a not-for-profit organisation and a registered charity in Ireland, CHY 20053758. The project was set up by Jenny Beale out of her passion for nature and education.…
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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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Brigit Traditions for Imbolc

Light grows and the wind blows just a little warmer at the old Celtic festival of Imbolc, which marks the seasonal shift from winter to spring. Imbolc is celebrated on 1st February…
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Samhain Winter Solstice Brigit's Garden

What is the Winter Solstice?

Tuesday, 21st December 2021 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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Vacancy for an Education Coordinator

Brigit’s Garden are seeking an Education Coordinator. Closing date for applications is 5th November 2021. This is an exciting opportunity for an exceptional person who can take our education programmes…
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The Seasonal Turning into Lughnasa

To our Native European ancestors and specifically in Ireland, Lughnasa marks a time of community-gathering, competitions, and trading. Lughnasa includes the months of August, September and October, and begins at…
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Wildflower Meadow

Sowing Annual Wildflowers

Our vibrant annual wildflowers get a lot of attention, so why not create the same display at home? This one minute video with our gardener Mary O’Connell will show you…
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Simple 15 Minute Meditation

However difficult the situation, there are always positives and it is wonderful to see all the good things happening at the moment. We will continue to do what little we…
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Bealtaine Traditions

The Celtic people believed that the liminal times of dusk and dawn held the potential of magic and possibility and perhaps that is one of the reasons that the seasonal…
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