Known as Ireland's 'second saint', folklorists Jonny and Claire speak about the pagan roots of the character and the more contemporary Christian overtones now imagined with her.

Whilst the cultural traditions of Brigid aren't as common as they used to be, Jonny and Claire explain how 'her presence is still felt if you know where to look'

Blúiríní Béaloidis is the podcast from The National Folklore Collection, University College Dublin, and is a platform to explore Irish and wider European folk tradition across an array of subject areas and topics. Host Jonny Dillon hopes this tour through the folklore furrow will appeal to those who wish to learn about the richness and depth of their traditional cultural inheritance; that a knowledge and understanding of our past might inform our present and guide our future.