Imbolc marks the midpoint between the winter solstice and the spring equinox in Celtic tradition. Also known as St. Bridget's Day, it honors the Celtic goddess Brigid, later Christianized as St. Bridget. St. Bridget's Day now intertwines with Imbolc, commemorating the Irish saint's contributions to education, healing, and agriculture.
Since 2023, a public holiday (championed by the Greens!) is now afforded to workers for Imbolc. This year that public holiday will take place on Monday February 5th.
In the spirit of Imbolc, this year I will host various events over the course of the week. Check them out below!
- Wed, 31 JanMEP Grace O'Sullivan's Office31 Jan 2024, 19:00MEP Grace O'Sullivan's Office, 12D Washington Street West, Centre, Cork, T12 NX77, IrelandJoin us this Imbolc for a screening of 'Field', a short film exploring the biodiversity and potential of a field in the north of Cork City. Refreshments provided on the night. A short panel discussion will take place after the screening of the film.
If you have any questions relating to these events, or otherwise, please reach out to my team at the email below.