St Brigid’s Eve Remembered

As St Brigid’s Day, the official start of spring, looms here is a post from the wonderful Rosses Heritage blog about the eve of St Brigid and the associated traditions…

Dúchas Thír Chonaill

rambles 2 with kind permission from Irish Newspaper Archive

RUSH CROSSES IN THE ROSSES

The townland of Thorr was mentioned last week as the ‘end of the line’ into the very heart of the Highlands-across Sliabh Sneachta (only three miles as the crow flies!) lies the upper or eastern end of the Gweebarra Valley. Had we gone sea-wards from Crolly, the ‘end of the line’ would be located in the vicinity of Carraig Mheadhbha (Meave’s Rock) near the Tragh Bhán or White Strand at Tóin Rann na Feirsde (Bottom of Ranafast).

DSCF5233 Tóin Rann na Feirsde (Bottom of Ranafast) to the right of the picture

AT FAMOUS RANNAFAST

The most Gaelic-minded community in all Donegal is to be found here-a fountain-head of folklore and a reservoir of resurgent nationalism. This is the rugged rock-strew peninsula which gave to Ireland Séamus (Fheilimidh) Mhac Grianna, known to, at least, three succeeding generations of language-learners and…

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