Come, Holy Spirit!

Hello, friends! The buzz and excitement of the Wexford Opera Festival has been replaced with a sense of avid preparation – here in Clonard, we are focusing on preparation for Thanksgiving, Advent (!!!), Sacraments with the schools, and preparing Christmas music. With the school year in full swing, our time is getting quite filled with […]

Holiday Travels and Holiday Seasons

Hello from a rainy and busy day in Dublin! As always it has been a very diverse several weeks full of work in the parish, many OCH activities and lots of fun. After the October bank holiday, we unexpectedly had a short holiday of our own because the schools were on their midterm break. After […]

Remember November…

Hello from a very rainy Wexford! Our visitors may have all returned home to the States and the curtain may have fallen on the Wexford Opera Festival for the year, but Teach Bhride Wexford continues to run full-steam ahead at Clonard! The last week in particular has been full of beautiful liturgies, fun school visits, […]

The Beams of Love

Greetings from Dublin town! Between the slight bite in the air and the brilliant landscape of colors that lines our walk to work down the Grand Canal, our experience in Ireland has taken a positively autumnal turn the past few weeks. And although the climate around us is in a state of flux, Rikki, Susanna […]

Let the festivities begin!

It’s that time of a year again, and no I’m not just talking about autumn, but Wexford’s 64th Opera Festival! The First Festival of Music and the Arts took place in October 1951, and since has become a Wexford tradition. Each year actors, singers, and spectators from all over the world come to participate and […]

A Weekend Up North

Hello from dear old Dublin to all our Teach Bhríde followers! Somehow it is already October 9, 2015 and Teach Bhríde Dublin is certainly in the swing of things and navigating a very busy, but exciting schedule. Interesting things coming up for us include playing music for our first ACE mass in Dublin this Friday, […]

Forming Routines

Hello from Dublin, and from my first solo blog post! The past several weeks since getting back from Lourdes have been very busy, challenging and lots of fun. We have now experienced a full “normal” workweek in which we have visited schools, played for masses and worked at O’Connell House (among many other things). Getting […]

Catching Up with Teach Bhríde Dublin!

Teach Bhríde Dublin has been here, there, and everywhere since landing in Ireland. For our first blog post, we decided to collaborate and give you a taste of our adventures from each of our viewpoints! “Going With the Flow and Jumping Right In” – Susanna It is hard to believe that House of Brigid has been in […]

Regina caeli laetare!

(Brendan’s first post!!) Greetings from Hibernia! Our time here at Clonard Parish continues to be filled with activity and excitement! Since our last blog entry we have had our first rehearsal with the Vigil Choir, which was an enormous success under the worthy baton of Maestra Laura Taylor. The choir has exceeded expectations in their […]

Of Birthdays and buses

“Knock, knock.” “Who’s there?” “We are!!” Hey, all – Jena here, from across the pond! The Wexford team has been keeping nicely busy over the past week. Last weekend, we played our very first masses together at Clonard, hosted the Vigil Choir at our home, and celebrated Laura’s 25th birthday. Laura’s birthday was full of fun […]