G8780 : Crosóg Bríde: Drumnalost

taken 9 years ago, near to Drumagraa Bridge, Altadoo, Dromore, Letterbarra and Frosses, Donegal, Ireland

Crosóg Bríde: Drumnalost
Crosóg Bríde: Drumnalost
The Brigit's Cross is made from rushes on the 1st February, Lá Fhéile Bhríde (St. Brigid's feast day), otherwise known as Candlemas. Originally this was the festival of Imbolc LinkExternal link ; celebrated the first stirrings of Spring & was dedicated to the Celtic Goddess Brigid, goddess of poetry, healing and smithcraft, also associated with holy wells, sacred flames, and healing.
It was traditionally believed that a Brigid's Cross protects the house from fire and evil. It possibly derives from the pagan sunwheel.
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G8780, 9 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 1 February, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 1 February, 2010
Category
Architectural detail > Doors   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! G 873 805 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:40.3953N 8:11.8561W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! G 873 806
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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