February Blog

Celebrating Saint Brigid's Day: Honouring Irish Women in History at The National Wax Museum Plus

After a long, cold January, February is now upon us and brighter days are ahead. With the dawn of February, we start the month by celebrating Saint Brigid’s Day, the perfect moment to reflect on the remarkable contributions of Irish women throughout history. 

Saint Brigid herself was a remarkable woman in Irish History, revered as both a saint and a symbol of femininity and strength, standing as a towering figure in Irish history. Renowned for her compassion, wisdom, and unwavering devotion to helping others, Saint Brigid’s legacy transcends mere historical record, embodying the essence of resilience and empowerment. As one of Ireland’s patron saints, she epitomises the indomitable spirit of the Irish people, championing causes of justice, equality, and spiritual enlightenment. In celebrating Saint Brigid’s Day, we honour not only her profound contributions to Irish history but also the enduring legacy of women who continue to shape and enrich our world today.

At The National Wax Museum Plus, we’re proud to showcase the stories and legacies of other extraordinary women in Irish History  through our meticulously crafted wax figures. Join us as we pay homage to the enduring strength and resilience of Irish women.

Mary McAleese: A Trailblazer in Irish Politics

  • Our museum proudly features the wax figure of Mary McAleese, Ireland’s former president and a beacon of hope and progress in Irish politics. McAleese’s tenure was marked by her unwavering commitment to peace, reconciliation, and inclusivity, making her an inspiring figure for generations to come. You can find Mary McAleese standing proud in The Time Vaults.

Grace O’Malley: The Fearless Pirate Queen

  • Step back in time and encounter the legendary Grace O’Malley, known as the Pirate Queen of Ireland. With her wax figure standing tall, visitors can immerse themselves in the tales of O’Malley’s daring adventures on the high seas, her leadership skills, and her defiance of societal norms, a true symbol of female empowerment. Can you spot Grace O’Malley wearing her eye patch in The Time Vaults?

Niamh from Tir Na Nog: Keeper of Celtic Mythology

  • Journey into the realm of Celtic mythology with the depiction of Niamh from Tir Na Nog, the mystical land of eternal youth. As a legendary figure in Irish folklore, Niamh captivates with her timeless beauty and captivating tales of love, adventure, and the Otherworld. Find Niamh in Tir Na Nog located in The Enchanted forest.

Queen Meadhbh: Warrior Queen of Connacht

  • Encounter the formidable Queen Meadhbh, a figure steeped in Irish mythology and history as the warrior queen of Connacht. Through her wax likeness, visitors can explore Meave’s legendary exploits, her leadership on the battlefield, and her enduring legacy as a symbol of strength and sovereignty. Queen Meaddhbh can be spotted in The Enchanted Forest, with long beautiful red hair.

On Saint Brigid’s Day, we celebrate not only the namesake of this revered holiday but also the countless women who have shaped the fabric of Irish society and culture. Their stories remind us of the resilience, courage, and tenacity that define the spirit of Ireland.

As you wander through the halls of The National Wax Museum Plus, take a moment to honour these remarkable women and reflect on their enduring impact. Their legacies serve as a testament to the power of determination, vision, and passion, a legacy that continues to inspire us all.

What Irish woman in history would you like to see next in The National Wax Museum Plus?

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