Monday 6 February will mark the first public holiday in honour of St Brigid and, if you’re looking for a special way to mark the day, you might want to consider heading over to Monasterevin.
Monasterevin Parish is organising a Camino Walk in Brigid’s honour, which will begin at St Brigid’s Shrine at Mountrice on the Monasterevin to Rathangan Road at 11am (the walk is approximately 6km), with car parking at Mountrice Cross.
The walk will be led by Bishop Denis Nulty and will journey via Umeras (a reputed birthplace of Brigid) then along the new canal Blueway, finishing in the Church of St Peter and Paul in Monasterevin with a service of light at 12.30pm.
A bus will leave the parish church at 10.30am to Mountrice and return to Mountrice at 2pm (payment on the bus).
Everyone who takes part will be issued with a special St Brigid Camino passport that will be stamped at the church and will be given a certificate to say they’ve completed the Camino. St Brigid’s crosses and refreshments will also be provided on the day.