A celebration of Healing, Light and Creativity with workshops and discussions throughout the Festival for Irish Women and for women across the world.

A week-long virtual event of free activities that all are welcome to join! Despite Brigid’s origins in mythology and religion, this festival is non-religious.

Image taken from last year's St Brigid's Day Festival Vancouver 2020
St Brigid's Day Festival Vancouver
Jan 31 - Feb 7, 2021
 

The St Brigid's Day Festival Vancouver is returning in 2021!

The St Brigid's Day / Lá Fheíle Bríde Festival Vancouver 2021 will be running a week-long virtual event to celebrate the feast of St. Brigid in Canada. 

 

 

 

See below to sign up for an free online event

 

Upcoming Events

All the events listed for the 2021 Festival will be online. Everyone is welcome to attend. Please note the sessions (but not the Q&A) will be recorded, unless otherwise stated.

As a completely free, volunteer-led event, in the place of tickets we ask you to please consider donating to the Irish Benevolent Society of B.C.

  • Ailbhe Smyth - The Coronavirus and its impact on women
    Sun, Jan 31
    Online Event
    Jan 31, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST
    Online Event
    I'm thinkin' 'bout a revolution" (still): Coronavirus and its impacts on women”: Ailbhe Smyth – leading Feminist, Activist and Irish Human Rights Campaigner. Including a welcome by Eamonn McKee - Ambassador of Ireland to Canada. Moderator: Jennifer Bourke
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  • Letters from the Diaspora with Dr. Dara Culhane
    Mon, Feb 01
    Online Event
    Feb 01, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PST
    Online Event
    Performance reading of letters from the diaspora directed by Dr. Dara Culhane, Professor of Anthropology, Simon Fraser University. Readers: Sharon Brown Marie Bruce Maura De Freitas Oonagh Berry Aideen Clery
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  • Legends & Mythology of Brigid: Brigid in Place, Mind, and Spirit
    Tue, Feb 02
    Online Event
    Feb 02, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM PST
    Online Event
    Legends & Mythology of Brigid: Storytelling the legends and mythology of St Brigid with Philomena Jordan, Dolores Whelan of Brigid’s Way Celtic Pilgrimage (Ireland) and Anthony Murphy with Mythic Ireland. Moderator: Cynthia Wallentine
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  • Panel Discussion - Covid, Mental Health, and the Irish Diaspora
    Wed, Feb 03
    Online Event
    Feb 03, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM PST
    Online Event
    A panel discussion on addiction recovery and support with Dr. Maire Durnin, Gillian Goulding, I/Can Social Care Advisor and Susie Newman. Moderator: Kate Smith.
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  • Women Leading Change: 2nd Annual Discussion Panel
    Thu, Feb 04
    Online Event
    Feb 04, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM PST
    Online Event
    Panel discussion presented by the Ireland Canada Chamber of Commerce Vancouver.
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  • Monica McWilliams: Northern Ireland Peace Activist - "Wave Goodbye to Dinosaurs" Screening and Talk
    Fri, Feb 05
    Online Event
    Feb 05, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Online Event
    Academic, peace activist, and former politician – signatory to the Good Friday Agreement. Presented by the Consulate General of Ireland, Vancouver. Moderator: Jennifer Bourke
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  • Speaker: Emma Donoghue (Author)
    Sat, Feb 06
    Online Event
    Feb 06, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM PST
    Online Event
    Award-winning Irish-Canadian playwright, literary historian, novelist, and screenwriter discussing her book "The Pull of the Stars". Moderator: Eilis Courtney
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  • Dr. Emer O’Toole - Irish Feminism: A Love Story
    Sun, Feb 07
    Online Event
    Feb 07, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Online Event
    Speaker: Dr. Emer O’Toole who is an Associate Prof Irish Studies Department Concordia University, Montreal. Moderator: Mary McSwiney
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Jennifer Bourke
 
Vice Consul General of Ireland in Vancouver
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Proud sponsors of Lá Fhéile Bríde

The Consulate General of Ireland in Vancouver is proud to support and participate in the 2021 St. Brigid's Day Festival in Vancouver.

 

A large part of our role here in British Columbia is to support the Irish community and help promote Irish culture.

 

St. Brigid's Day, being in honour of Ireland's triple goddess and matron Saint, gives us an opportunity to celebrate the important and under-recognised role of Irish women and girls in all aspects of history, mythology and culture. 

 

I encourage all Irish women in B.C. to participate in the 2021 St. Brigid's Day Festival Vancouver.

 

It will be a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the achievements and stories of the women who inspire us, and for us to embrace our own power and influence as Irish diaspora women and as female role-models for those around us.

‘I encourage all Irish women in B.C. to 

 participate in the 2021 St. Brigid's Day Festival Vancouver’

 
 
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