1 February: Feast of St Brigid
Brigid, together with Patrick and Columba, is a patron saint of Ireland. She was renowned for her hospitality, almsgiving and care of the sick. The image shown above is an aspect of the icon painted by the late Aloysius McVeigh rsm, noted Irish iconographer, for the Parish of Kildare, Ireland, Brigid’s home place.
Explore the interactive version of the icon here to learn more of Brigid’s story.
A full listing of the 2019 Féile Bride (Festival of Brigid) events in Kildare Town, Co. Kildare can be accessed here