What is it about Brigid?

Brigid 1500: 

In February 2024, the life and legacy of St Brigid of Kildare are being celebrated with Ritual, Reflection, Song, Art, Dance – and Joy!

On St Brigid’s Day,  February 1st, the Kildare churches celebrated Brigid 1500 together – including Pause for Peace – in the Cathedral.

Brigid 1500 Service Celebrated by Churches Together

The Event was live-streamed – and can be viewed (1 hour) here:

Ecumenical service in St. Brigid’s Cathedral, Kildare



The Curragh

Also on St Brigid’s Day, 4,000 young people  created St Brigid’s Cross on the Curragh: (1 min)

Students on the Curragh! (source: RTE News)

Image: Mark Maguire Photography



What is it about Brigid?

On  St  Brigid’s Day  2024, RTE (Ireland) aired a special  Brigid 1500  Episode of the program ‘Nationwide‘.
The episode explores the Brigid ‘Story’, the Brigid Legacy,  and why she is honoured and celebrated by many today. Watch the episode (24 minutes) here:

Nationwide Program episode

(Source RTE – available for limited time)


Celebrations across Ireland to mark St Brigid’s day: RTE News Feb 01


1st – 10th February 2024 : Feile Bride 2024 – Kildare Town, Co. Kildare PDF

Online Events – Register here:


TUESDAY 6TH FEBRUARY: Meditation – A Gift of quiet at the dawn of Springtime at 10.30am. Register   here

WEDNESDAY 7TH FEBRUARY: Reflection on ‘St Brigid: Woman of boundless Heart, Faith, Courage & Love’ at 7.30pm  Register  here

THURSDAY 8TH FEBRUARY: Annual Celtic Lecture – ‘The Secrets of St Brigid 7.30pm. Register here



Brigid: A Woman, A Life, A Legacy