Friday, 10 February 2012

The Brat Bride

The Brat Bhride (Brigid's mantle) is a piece of cloth.

The cloth was placed on a window sill, fence or tree branch on the 31st of January (the night before St. Brigid’s day). The belief was that during the night St. Bridget would bless the cloth. This cloth would be used for fertility and for curing illness throughout the year.

Roisin and Monique

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