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

St. Brigid's Cross

Find out about the history of St. Brigid’s Day and discover the customs and traditions involved. View our collection of different types of crosses from around the country and afterwards have a go at making a St. Brigid's Cross with the Education Team.

Activity at a Glance

Level: All Classes 
Group Size:  Classroom Size 
Location: Onsite
Duration: 60 minutes, 3 parts
10 minutes: Customs and Traditons 
45 minutes: Workshop 
5 minutes: Q & A 
Availability: Friday 26th and Tuesday 30th and Wednesday 31st 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 this event, contact the bookings and information office

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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Co. Mayo,
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