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How Well Do You Know St. Brigid?

Is your knowledge pagan or Christian?

TODAY IS THE first of February which, of course, is the feast day of our beloved St. Brigid. 

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January in primary school was spent counting down the days until February 1st when we all got a doss afternoon making St. Brigid’s crosses. But there’s much more to our Biddy than crucifixes made from reeds: so how much do you really know about one of our patron saints?

Q1. What does the name 'Brigid' mean?
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Vitality
Exalted (powerful) one

Noble lady
Bright sun/shining light
Q2. Where was St. Brigid born?
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Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

Dundalk, Co.Louth
Q3. The 1 February, one of four important Celtic fire festivals, was called Imbolg (i mBolg) - what does Imbolg mean?
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The Birth of Summertime: Winter was pregnant with summertime
Lightness defeating darkness: the days getting longer and brighter

Mother Nature awakening from her winter's slumber
Q4. Which of the below was NOT left outside overnight to be blessed by St. Brigid?
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Dishes of salt and butter that were later used to cute sore throats
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Ribbon/fabric that were used to help women's fertility and used in childbirth

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Pails of water that were used to treat fevers
Q5. Brigid had an 'Anam Cara' or soul friend called Darlughdach, who she shared her life with.
True
False
Q6. In pagan times, couples could renew their wedding vows for a year or choose to separate.
True
False
Q7. Her remains were exhumed with her body brought to Downpatrick, but where was her skull brought to?
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Barcelona
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Lisbon

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Rome
Answer all the questions to see your result!
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That's atrocious!
*Makes the sign of the cross*
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You scored out of !
That's atrocious!
*Makes the sign of the cross*
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You scored out of !
That's atrocious!
*Makes the sign of the cross*
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You scored out of !
You are neither a pagan or a Christian!
A meh result...You scored 3 out of 7!
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You scored out of !
You are neither a pagan or a Christian!
A meh result...You scored 4 out of 7!
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You scored out of !
Maith an cailín
No flies on you. You scored 5 out of 7!
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No flies on you. You scored 6 out of 7!
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You scored out of !
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No flies on you. You scored 7 out of 7!
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