SIL­VER: Biddy’s Day - Im­bolc

The Kerryman (South Kerry Edition) - - KERRY COMMUNITY AWARDS -

This group has tapped into some­thing spe­cial in the cul­ture and iden­tify of the lo­cal­ity. A vol­un­tary group whose am­bi­tion is to save an­cient tra­di­tions and cus­toms from be­com­ing ex­tinct, they fea­tured on TG4 in Fe­bru­ary, and mem­bers ac­quit­ted them­selves very well. In 2016 only two biddy groups ex­isted in mid Kerry but as of 2018, this has now in­creased to 8 ac­tive groups with an ad­di­tional 3 town­lands in the process of re­form­ing. This is proof that the group’s pri­mary ob­jec­tive of re­viv­ing and pre­serv­ing this an­cient tra­di­tion in equal mea­sure is com­ing to fruition. There is po­ten­tial for this ini­tia­tive to spawn other re­vivals.

Bill Mor­rell presents a Sil­ver Award to Conor Browne, Thomas O’Sul­li­van and Cezar Geisler of Biddy’s Day - Im­bloc.

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