Kildare County Council Through its ‘Brigid 1500’ Programme Announces a Host of Events for 2023 to Celebrate the Life and Legacy of St. Brigid

Kildare County Council is delighted to announce through its ‘Brigid 1500’ programme a full calendar of events and initiatives for 2023, which aim to celebrate and commemorate St. Brigid, the woman, the life and the legacy. Featuring light shows, concerts, literary events, walks and more, the impressive calendar for 2023 has something for all tastes and ages as we approach and celebrate the first official bank holiday weekend dedicated to Ireland’s female patron saint this February.

Highlights of the calendar include;

The 2023 programme will set the scene for 2024, which marks the 1500th anniversary of the death of St. Brigid. The main aim of ‘Brigid 1500’ is to create a meaningful cultural and societal legacy that appeals to a diverse contemporary audience. ‘Brigid 1500’ is being delivered by Kildare County Council supported by a Steering Committee of leading experts across the fields of arts and culture, academia, tourism, industry, spirituality and faith, community, education and more.

 ‘Brigid 1500’ will engage communities with the story and heritage of St. Brigid, providing a tangible connection with the past, through events and programmes that have an ongoing meaning and relevance. The programme will engage with the values St. Brigid championed including faith and spirituality, biodiversity and sustainability, arts and culture, social justice, peace, hospitality and education.

For full details of Brigid 1500 and the programme of events, please visit