"The Welcoming of Spring" - St. Brigid's Day at The Jackie Clarke Collection, Ballina - Visit North Mayo

The Jackie Clarke Collection in Ballina is preparing to welcome the first whispers of spring with a heart-warming celebration of St. Brigid’s Day. Set against the backdrop of the renowned collection of historical treasures, this event promises an evening filled with cultural richness, community engagement, and the joyous spirit of the season.

Event Date and Time:

Mark your calendars for this enchanting celebration, taking place this Thursday, February 1st, from 6pm to 8pm. The Jackie Clarke Collection invites all to partake in the festivities that honour St. Brigid, a beloved figure in Irish folklore and the herald of spring.

Highlights of the Event:

  1. St Brigid’s Day Light Projection:
  2. Unveiling of St Brigid’s Cloak:
    • Join the community in witnessing the grand reveal of St Brigid’s Cloak, a collaborative project between The Jackie Clarke Collection and Ballina Costume Company. This symbol of unity and creativity beautifully encapsulates the essence of the celebration.
  3. Traditional Music and Song:
    • The Beehive, Ridgepool & Scannan Music Group, in collaboration with Western Care, will grace the event with melodic tunes and soulful songs. The sounds of traditional Irish music will fill the air, creating an atmosphere of joy and camaraderie.
  4. Community Fellowship and Refreshments:
    • Following the cultural festivities, attendees are invited to partake in refreshments, fostering a sense of community and providing a platform for shared stories and laughter. It’s an opportunity to connect with neighbours and friends, forging bonds that make the community of Ballina truly special.
Image taken by Paul Joslin, JCC Volunteer programme.
This beautiful image was taken from the stain glass window in St Muredach’s Cathedral Ballina, Co Mayo

This St. Brigid’s Day celebration at The Jackie Clarke Collection promises an evening of enchantment and cultural vibrancy. From the beautiful light projection to the community-crafted St Brigid’s Cloak and gorgeous music, this event is a testament to the rich heritage and community spirit of Ballina. The team at The Jackie Clarke Collection extend a warm invitation to all, and look forward to sharing this magical evening with you.

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