The new St Brigid's Day Bank Holiday weekend is being marked in Bundoran, Co Donegal with a brand-new festival celebrating women in art, history, literature, music and other spheres.

Féile na mBan is taking place until 6 February with a plethora of female artists and creatives performing and hosting workshops, bootcamps and events at venues across the seaside town.

Organised by four women - Niamh Hamill, Linda Connolly, Jenny Hallahan and Fiona Fitzpatrick - the festival features many free events and they say it will celebrate many Brigids.

The team behind Féile na mBan say that the "start of February is a time associated with Imbolc, Spring and of course St Brigid herself and our festival will celebrate Brigids - bad and good, pagan and Christian - as well as all the powerful women in our history."

A series of talks over the weekend include topics such 'The Cult of Brigid', 'Female Irish Artists of the 20th Century', and 'Soil & Surfing'.

Among the workshops is one by well-known Donegal designer Edel MacBride who is hosting a knitting workshop, and there is also a Macrame workshop. Surfing, arts, wellness, sea swimming and a special movie screening of 'An Cailín Ciúin' are also among the featured events.

The festival opened on Friday night with a performance by SON (Susan O'Neill). Other female performers at venues throughout the town include Jenny Hallahan, The Messages, the Von Tees, Lorraine Walls, Trudy O'Donnell, and Caitie Lynch.