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St. Brigid's Day

St. Brigid's Day

1st February

There are many spellings for her name - Brigid, Brigit, Bríd, Bridget and Bride.

St Brigid was born near Dundalk in the 5th century and was important in spreading Christianity in Ireland. She died on February 1st.

Use the following resources to learn about St.Brigid and the symbols she left behind.

PowerPoints about: St. Brigid

Class Presentation with activities for learning about St. Brigid.

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How to Make a St. Brigid's Cross

Visual instructions on constructing a St. Brigid cross.


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Traditions & Customs (Folklore Project)

Read Irish folklore stories about St.Brigid's from the 1930's.
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Research links about: St.Brigid

Research the life of St. Brigid using the following links as references

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St. Brigid's Cloak

Read the story of St. Brigid's magical coat and how it spread over the Curragh of Kildare.

Read/ hear the story here.

Songs for St.Brigid

Two songs with lyrics to celebrate St. Brigid's day musically.

We Sing A Song to Brigid
Gabhaim Molta Bríghde

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