Events have been taking place across the country to mark the feast day of St Brigid. 

One of Ireland's patron saints, she was also a fertility goddess in Celtic mythology. 

To mark her feast day, portraits of St Brigid are being projected onto buildings including the GPO and at the courtyard at Collins Barracks in Dublin.

It is part of a wider festival, aimed at highlighting the stories of modern, mythic and inspirational Irish women. 

The illuminated images also include Ninette de Valois, Eva Gore Booth, and Lady Mary Heath.

The Herstory Light Festival also includes storytelling events, guided walks and workshops. 

The organisers are calling for St Brigid's Day to be made a public holiday, like St Patrick's Day.

As well as the start of Spring, the 1 February also marks Imbolg, one of the older Celtic quarter days.

The Herstory festival runs at various locations until Monday night.