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The belief on the Isle of Man was that St. Bridget ("Breeshey" in Manx Gaelic) could be found seeking for a place to sleep on the 31st of January, the day before her Feast Day. So you must be prepared for her to stay - with food and a bed ready.

If you do everything right, you might be lucky enough to have her stay, after which things would certainly go right for you in the year to come.


  • Oie'll Vreeshey at Earyween

  • Chibbyr Vreeshey at The Nunnery

  • Weather folklore for the morning of Laa'l Breeshey

  • Shenn tradishoon son Laa'l Breeshey

  • Oie'll Vreeshey ec Earyween: Skeeal voish Ned Beg Hom Ruy

  • A Manx Tradition for Laa'l Breeshey