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Gathering of Bridies and Bridgets to be a highlight of new Kerry festival

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IS YOUR name Bridget, Breda or Bridie or any variation of the name Brigid? If so, you are invited to a unique gathering in Killorglin that will be one of many highlights of the town’s newest festival.

The “Meeting of the Brigid’s” will take place from 8pm till late in Falvey’s Bar, Killorglin, on Saturday, February 4, a day that has been earmarked for a brand-new yet timeold celebration for the town.

St Brigid’s Day or Imbolg is an ancient Irish tradition that has been marked for hundreds of years in Mid Kerry. This was once part of the four ancient Celtic festivals along with Lá Bealtaine, Lughnasa and Samhain.

Now, on Saturday, February 4, Killorglin will host a unique festival, called Biddy’s Day, celebrating the custom. “The Biddy is honoured every year in the Mid Kerry region, with Biddy groups visiting rural houses and public houses, carrying a ‘Brideog’ (effigy) with them, to ensure evil spirits are kept away from humans and animals alike for the coming year,” said local historian Thomas O’Sullivan, who is one of the organisers of the new festival.

All are welcome to the Biddy’s parade in Killorglin on February 4, which will take place from the Fishery to Library Place at 7pm. “Various local Biddy groups will be wearing their traditional costumes and join us on our way up to Library Place,” said Thomas.

This is just one aspect of a full programme of events that will unfold on February 4, including Biddy’s hat and St Brigid’s Cross making workshop in Boyle’s old Hardware store (11am to 12pm), followed by set dancing and storytelling as well as bodhrán lessons throughout the day.

Finnegan’s Wake is the title of a drama event will take place in the Fishery pub at 5pm.

Meanwhile, if you are interested in the history of the tradition, on Friday evening, February 3, a talk will take place from 8pm to 9pm in the small theatre at the CYMS building, called The Celebration of Brigid: Celtic Goddess and Saint.
 


 
The Kilgobnet Biddies to arrive at Davey and Jeremy O'Sullivan's house in Cahernahone, Beaufort.
PICTURE: VALERIE O'SULLIVAN

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Fat dissolving injections target stubborn areas

By Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio It may sound too good to be true but fat dissolving injections are as effective as the name suggests. They are […]

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By Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio

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Classic tractor drivers to embark on 400km drive to Killarney

By Sean Moriarty Six members of the Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Club will set out from County Meath on Wednesday on vintage tractors. They are participating in the annual […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Six members of the Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Club will set out from County Meath on Wednesday on vintage tractors.

They are participating in the annual Eastern Vintage Club’s Ring of Kerry Tractor Run which is raising funds for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Over 50 vintage tractors, including the six Killarney examples, will leave Nobber in County Meath at lunchtime on Wednesday.

After an overnight stop in the midlands on Wednesday night and Newcastle West on Thursday night, the tractors are expected in Killarney town centre just after lunchtime on Friday.

The ‘spectacular show’, now a regular feature of the Killarney summer, will bring the town to a standstill for around one hour.

On Saturday morning the group will depart Tony Wharton’s farm in Fossa before a nine-hour drive around the Ring of Kerry.

The run will finish with a spectacular drive through the Gap of Dunloe.

“We hope to pass through town around 3.30pm on Friday,” said local organiser, Tom Wharton, who is one of the six Killarney-based drivers who will undertake the 400km journey from County Meath to Killarney. “It is always a spectacular show.”

On arrival in Killarney, tractors will be joined by a group of classic cars that will depart Nobber at 9am that morning.

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