Tag Archives: Goddess

The Fire Temple

Getting back to my recent visit to Kildare town, there is a rather interesting structure which is located on the north side of St. Brigid’s Cathedral grounds. This is the site of the ancient Fire Temple associated with the Gaelic … Continue reading

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Brigid’s Well, Kilcullen

Considering the day that’s in it, for those of you who don’t know Febuary 1st is St. Brigid’s Day. A day when both the Goddess and the christian saint are remembered. So I recently came across yet another well dedicated … Continue reading

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The Wayside Well

This one took me a while to find, most people misleadingly say that it can be found in the car park of the National Stud, however it is actually located at the end of the coach parking facility. Also accessible … Continue reading

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St. Brigid’s Fire Temple Part 6

After sharing a well deserved bottle of coke, it was off to the north side of the Cathedral where the restored foundations of an ancient fire temple. A small fire is often lit in the fire temple for ritual on … Continue reading

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St. Brigid’s Cathedral Part 3

The next port of call was back across the market square to St. Brigid’s Cathedral. St. Brigid’s Cathedral which is located on the original grounds of St. Brigid’s wooden church. The Gaelic word for Kildare is Cill Dara, which means … Continue reading

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