About the Festival
A highlight of Féile Bríde will be the evening address by keynote speaker Dr. Angela Byrne – she is the former Historian-in-Residence at the EPIC Museum in Dublin (the new Irish emigration museum which was voted Europe’s leading tourist attraction at the World Travel Awards in 2019).
Dr. Byrne specializes in the experiences of migrants and women in the past, particularly the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. She also works on the history of women in science and often speaks on her own research at public events and academic conferences.
She is also particularly thrilled that ‘Blazing a Trail: Lives and Legacies of Irish Diaspora Women’ will be on display at our St. Brigid’s Festival as she was the curator of that exhibition at EPIC.
In addition, the festival will feature a series of smaller sessions throughout the day from 12 noon to 4 PM which will include a wonderful Brigid cross-making workshop presented by talented Irish artist Deirdre Keohane.