Epiphany is celebrated by Christians around the world on the 6th January, marking the visit of the three wise men bringing gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. There was an old Irish belief that when Christmas came to an end at midnight on Nollaig na mBan, well water briefly turned to wine, rushes turned to silk and sandstone turned to gold!
In Ireland the 6th of January is called Nollaig na mBan or Women’s Christmas. Traditionally this was the day when women got together and had their own little Christmas free from all the households jobs which allegedly were taken over by the men. The Lady Members of Blessington Golf Club celebrated Nollaig na mBan on Saturday, 6th January, 2024.
This is the first year the event has been celebrated in the club, and it is the beginning of many to come according to our new incoming captain. The afternoon began with a nine-hole scramble, followed by treats and mulled wine in the clubhouse.
The members enjoyed the event and were pleasantly surprised with the treats which were also on offer during their round of play.
Captain Ita Hill commended the members for their support, and said it was a lovely start to the year of golf.