All pupils celebrated St. Brigid’s day by making the traditional St. Brigid’s cross with 6th class pupils helping younger classes in the school hall. Pupils also talked about the customs of leaving out a piece of cloth or ribbon on the eve of the feast day for Brigid to bless as she passes. This is known as a Bratóg Bríde which according to Irish folklore can be used as a cure for headaches or sore throats.
St. Brigid’s Blessing
May Brigid bless the house where in you dwell,
Bless every fireside, every wall and every door.
Bless every heart that beats beneath it’s roof,
Bless every hand that toils to bring it joy.
Bless every foot that walks it’s portals through,
May Brigid bless the house that shelters you.