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St Bridget’s Cross

Did you know that St Bridget – as well as with St Patrick – is a patron saint of Ireland? Did you known that she was the daughter of a chieftain and a slave? Did you know that scholars believe that she is the Irish Christian version of the Celtic goddess Brigantia? Have you ever [...]

Nollaig na mBan Shona Daoibh!

The team at Galway City Museum wish you a very happy ‘Nollaig na mBan’ or ‘Little Christmas’ or ‘Women’s Christmas’ – take your pick!  Here are some fascinating insights about the tradition of this feast day collected by schoolchildren in Galway in the 1930s.  These stories were compiled by the National Folklore Collection and can [...]


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