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St Bridget’s Day

Anois teacht an EarraighSt Brigid's Cross, via flickr

le Antaine Ó Raifteirí (1784-1835)
(source | audio | translation)

Anois teacht an Earraigh beidh an lá dul chun síneadh,
Is tar eis na féil Bríde ardóidh mé mo sheol.
Ó chuir mé i mo cheann é ní stopfaidh me choíche
Go seasfaidh mé thíos i lár Chondae Mhaigh Eo.

I gClár Clainne Mhuiris a bhéas mé an chéad oíche,
Is i mBalla taobh thíos de ‘thosós mé ag ól,
Go Coillte Mach rachad go ndéanfad cuairt mhíosa ann,
I bhfogas dhá mhíle do Bhéal an Áth’ Mhóir.

Fágaim le huacht é go n-éiríonn mo chroíse
Mar éiríos an ghaoth nó mar ‘scaipeas an ceo
Nuair a smaoiním ar Cheara nó ar Ghaileang taobh thíos de
Ar Sceathach a’Mhíle nó ar phlánaí Mhaigh Eo.

Cill Aodáin an baile a bhfásann gach ní ann,
Tá sméara is sú craobh ann is meas ar gach sórt,
Is dá mbéinnse i mo sheasamh i gceartlár mo dhaoine
D’imeodh an aois díom is bheinn arís óg.

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  2. […] the first day of February is the feast day of St Bridget, and it is traditionally regarded as the first day of Spring. For the day that’s in it, here’s an image of St Bridget’s […]

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