BrigidFest 2021

BRIGIDFEST committee are delighted to announce that as Victorian Government restrictions around Covid-19 have eased, BrigidFest will go ahead as a live event. With The Celtic Club’s support, the lunch will be held at a new venue, the historic hotel, Batman’s Hill on Collins.

To ensure the viability of the event, we ask that you book early as the venue has a minimum booking and payment terms are more stringent than those we enjoyed at The Celtic Club.

Please be assured that if there are changes to Victorian Government restrictions and the event has to be cancelled, a full refund (less .50c of the booking fee) will be issued. If the numbers have to be reduced, those who booked first will be offered places and the balance of tickets will be refunded.

BrigidFest has always been a sell-out event and we know everyone is especially looking forward to celebrating together in 2021. Please book as soon as possible!

12.00pm – 4.00pm
The Oak Room
Batman’s Hill on Collins
623 Collins St, Melbourne
Tickets: $62* for two-course lunch
*includes a $2 booking fee


Women of the Irish resistance: Equality through the struggle for freedom
The Hon. Gabrielle Williams will speak on the unique challenges experienced by women in resistance movements and the uniquely feminine experience of resistance itself.

About the Speaker
The Hon. Gabrielle Williams LLB, BA (Hons) is the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Minister for Prevention of Family Violence and Minister for Women in the Victorian Government. She was appointed to the Cabinet in 2018, and proudly represents her local community as the Member for Dandenong.

Gabrielle is a passionate advocate for equity and social inclusion and is proud to be a member of Victoria’s first ever gender-equal cabinet. She is committed to improving outcomes for the Aboriginal community, women and families across Victoria. She is well versed in Irish Studies with a particular interest in women of the Irish resistance.

Special guest performance by acclaimed singer-songwriter Maria Forde.