Thursday 04 February 2021 08:00pm
Keeping It Lit: A Discussion on Brigid’s Roots and Feminist Legacy
Location: Online Event
Letter from the Embassy of Ireland:
Dear Irish Community,
As many of you are aware, the 1st of February is St. Brigid’s Day, which marks the beginning of spring in Ireland. The day has long symbolised hope, renewal, fertility and the feminine, originating in the pre-Christian festival of Imbolc.
To mark St. Brigid’s Day 2021, the Embassy is hosting a live virtual event on our YouTube channel at 7pm EST on Thursday 04 February.
Join Ambassador Dr. Eamonn McKee and special guest Dr. Julie Le Blanc (who many of you will remember from our Halloween events) for a fireside chat entitled “Keeping It Lit: A Discussion on Brigid’s Roots and Feminist Legacy”.
This conversation, which will explore Brigid the goddess and Brigid the saint promises to be super interesting, and all you have to do to watch is go to our YouTube channel at the appointed hour: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJqeUqcNnnOPg7HB1gv_98w?view_as=subscriber
You can find Dr. Le Blanc’s bio below.
Keep an eye on your inboxes on Monday for more Brigid’s material, and don’t forget to check out the Vancouver St. Brigid’s Day Festival, which kicks off this Sunday! Details here: https://www.brigidfestivalvancouver.com/
Have a lovely weekend,
Julie M-A LeBlanc holds a PhD in folklore from Memorial University of Newfoundland and an MPhil in medieval history from Trinity College Dublin, has taken cultural management courses at the École des hautes études commerciales (HEC) in Montréal, and is an accredited strategic performance management specialist from Rutgers University, New Jersey. In addition to holding policy, research, and parliamentary affairs roles, she is currently a senior policy analyst with Women and Gender Equality Canada, and is a part-time professor of Celtic Studies at the University of Ottawa. She lives and works on traditional unceded Algonquin territory with her spouse, son, and daughter, and actively participates in multi-cultural community events and activities celebrating her mixed heritage.
Second Secretary | Embassy of Ireland | 130 Albert Street, Suite 1105, Ottawa, ON K1P 5G4, Canada|* Laura.Finlay@dfa.ie; |( tel: +1 613 288 3297 |: https://www.dfa.ie/canada
Saturday 20 February 2021 09:00pm
POSTPONED-Raglan Road 4.0 at Dolan’s Pub (Fri & Sat)
Location: Fredericton, NB
From their Facebook page Feb. 14:
Hey folks........Jason here from Raglan Road. Unfortunately, we have to postpone our 2 upcoming shows at the incredible Dolan’s Pub in FrederictonI’m dealing with an extended bout of laryngitis and strained vocal chords that make singing impossible. We are hoping that things improve in time for St. Patrick’s 2021 but we will keep everyone in the loop. Thanks for understanding and we will see you soon.
Careful what you ask for Fredericton as Raglan Road 4.0 is coming to town! For the first time ever, the party comes to the capital city so alert your mates, prepare your liver and get ready for a 2 night musical punch in the mouth! Ticket info via Dolan’s.