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Lá Fhéile Bríde - Happy St. Bríd's Day to all our Bríds

Article by Mary Condren TCD, submitted by Oisín Breatnach

St Brigit, whose feast day falls tomorrow, was a negotiator, peacemaker and early community activist. Just the kind of person we need now, writes MARY CONDREN
‘BRIGIT, WITH her white wand, is said to breathe life into the mouth of the dead Winter and to bring him to open his eyes to the tears and the smiles, the sighs and the laughter of Spring,” wrote Alexander Carmichael.

XornalGalicia collaborates with CARA in promoting the 2010 "Bealtaine" project

The management committee of CARA would like to express its thanks to José-Antonio Sierra from Xornal Galicia (, who has given a big vote of confidence to our forthcoming Bealtaine project, by including a Press Release in the "Mundo Celta" section of the prestigious XornalGalicia. Thank you José Antonio; may our collaboration be mutually fruitful. See:

Kate O’Brien, mucho más que una institutriz

Kate O´Brien, la institutriz irlandesa de la Mansión del Doctor Areilza, relató su estancia con la familia bilbaina en una obra de teatro, una novela y una película. Article published by Josu Montalbánin in "Periódico Bilbao" (Abril 2010). Photo of Kate in 1926, aged 29.

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Basque Academy take tour of Emerald Isle

Interesting snippet here about the Basque Language Academy Euskaltzaindia's publication of the second edition of its magazine Erlea which is devoted to the homeland and our fine literature.

Ireland to feature in Basque Academy magazine 'Erlea' - EiTB News Life

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