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Calendar Customs: Make Your Own St. Brigid's Cross

St. Brigid's Cross

Join members of the Education Team to find out about Spring customs and traditions and make a St. Brigid's Cross, through a mix of online video and live interaction. 

Activity at a Glance

Level: All Classes 
Group Size:  Classroom Size 
Location: Virtual Session MS TEAMS 
Duration: 60 minutes, 3 parts
10 minutes: Video (YouTube link)
40 minutes: Workshop (MS TEAMS)
10 minutes: Q & A 
Availability: 25th and 26th January 
Times: 10am to 11am or 11.30am to 12.30pm
Booking: Booking required
Accessibility: Hands-on
Materials: Rushes/ String/ Scissors 

Bookings and Information:

To book the St Brigid's Cross workshop contact the Bookings and Information Office at

Curriculum Links: 

  • History
  • Art 
  • Science

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Discuss festivals in general; identify the reasons why St Brigid crosses were made. 

  • Know the time of year they were produced, recognize the material used to make them and see the different styles of crosses.

  • Learn how to make a four strand St. Brigids Cross and receive appropriate guidance leading to a completed project.

Pre-Visit Resources:

  • Watch short video of how to make a St. Brigid's Cross here 

  • Check out information on Calendar Customs and Traditions here 

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