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Brighid's Eve, Day and Imbolc 2015

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People in Ireland are starting to celebrate either or both Brighid's Day and Imbolc, Brighid's Day for most people being February 1st, which is on a Sunday this year, with preparations made on January 31st, Saturday. Imbolc is the cross quarter time between midwinter and spring equinox, which this year is 3:45 am on the early morning of 4th February. 

As most people make these Celebrations weekend events, as they are committed to other things Monday to Friday and there is no national holiday at this time. This year, with 1st February being on a Sunday, meaning Brighid and Imbolc meet-ups are going to be very popular and busy, despite the uncertain wintery weather forecast.
Events :
Here are what seem to be the big 5 events around Ireland,  Kildare, Co.Galway, Co. Louth, Glendalough and Shannon Pot.
Solas Bhride, Kildare
Hosting Feile Bride from their new centre from January 31st until February 8th, with celebrations at the Wayside and Tully wells,…

31st January, 2015 - plant medicine, herbs, permaculture, harp music, Ireland Travel, Imbolc, Brighid,

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Almanac ...
Rooster Call :

Its icy, windy and frequent blustery hail showers at Carrowcrory.

Today in 'Almost Daily Blog' ...
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Weather :
Cold, hail stone and windy morning at Carrowcrory, and through Ireland. Reaching just 4C, 39F high this afternoon. For Brighid's Day tomorrow, Sunday still looking ok, wind calmer, still cold, good sunny periods, probably staying dry, no snow, but icy evening, high around 4C high and -1C low. 
Then Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd looking …

30th January 2015 - celtic mythology, forest foraging, plant medicine, labyrinths

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Almanac ...
Rooster Call :

Better morning at Carrowcrory, still, sunny, snow melted, though a shwery afternoon likely.

Today in 'Almost Daily Blog' ...
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What are you doing through the Brighid's Day weekend? I know many are on the water charge protest tomorrow.

Weather :
Sunny morning at Carrowcrory, and through Ireland, wind has dropped and most snow has melted, for now. Still cold, reaching just 5C, 41F this afternoon when it is likely to be showery, but with rain this time and not snow. For Brighid's Day on Sunday still looking ok, cold, sunny periods, probably staying dry, no snow, but icy evening, high around 4C high and -1C low. Then Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd looking like being colder again, windy and maybe …

29th January, 2015 - celtic mythology, local food, celtic celebrations, Brighid, Imbolc, celtic heritage, forest bathing,

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Almanac ...
Rooster Call :

More wintery weather at Carrowcrory, quite blizzardy but the fallen snow is slushy.

Today in 'Almost Daily Blog' ...
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Is this a day for fireside stories in the upper northern hemisphere?.

Weather :
Cold wintery day at Carrowcrory, and through Ireland, strong wind and blizzarding snow showers, though not much snow is settling. It is quite slushy. Temps reaching just 2C, 35F at best today.
A bit better for tomorrow and Saturday, though still showery. Brighid's Day on Sunday still looking ok, though, cold, good sunny periods, , probably staying dry, no snow, but icy evening, high around 5C high and 0C low. 
Then Monday 2nd and Tuesday next week going wintery agasin but Imbolc…

28th January, 2015 - celtic celebrations, celtic mythology, celtic music, plant medicine, stress relief

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Almanac ...
Rooster Call :

Back to wintery weather at Carrowcrory, with a slither of settled snow this morning.

Today in 'Almost Daily Blog' ...
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I hope you are all comfortable as many of us pass through this winter blast.

Weather :
Cold couple of days Carrowcrory, and through Ireland, reaching just 3C, 38F. Wintery snow and hail showers, a sprinkling of snow has settled here this morning, and its quite windy.   Next weekend for Brighid's Day on Sunday still looking ok, cold, sunny, probably staying dry, no snow, but icy evening, high around 4C high and 0C low. Then from Monday 2nd and Imbolc, which is the early morning of the 4th this year, there seems to be a slow warming trend, but there are still indi…

26th January, 2015 - Imbolc, Brighid, celtic mythology, sustainable living, harp music,

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Almanac ...
Rooster Call :

Was a sunny start at Carrowcrory, cloud moved in now, cold but dry

Today in 'Almost Daily Blog' ...
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I trust Monday will be kind to you.

Weather :
Cooling a bit at Carrowcrory, and through Ireland, reaching 7C, 46F. Very cold from Wednesday onwards, with wintery snow showers and ice back in the forecast for a few days.   Next weekend for Brighid's Day on Sunday still looking ok, cool but no snow, but icy evening.  A mix of sun and light showers on Sunday, around 5C high and 0C low. Then from Monday 2nd and Imbolc, which is the 3rd this year, the forecast is back to some snow showers and ice that could continue for a week, even up to two weeks. 
March is still currently looking good, warmer with good sun.    

Moon :
Moon waxing, at 39%  ....  at Carrowcrory, Ireland ... sets 00:19 am,  rises…