or turnips scooped into faces which they name the " Brideog" and every one gives them some money. The reason we make the cross is because St Brigid was passing a house and she saw a poor man dying. She asked them a few questions and found out that he and his family were pegans. She began then and explained the coming of god into this World, and how he died on the cross for love of us. She then made a cross to show them. After that the sick man was converted by Saint Brigid.