‘Brigid 1500’, a programme of national and international events and initiatives to celebrate and commemorate St. Brigid, the woman, the life and the legacy launched today at St. Brigid’s Cathedral. According to leading Brigidine experts, 2024 marks the 1500th anniversary of the death of St. Brigid and thus, St. Brigid’s Day, 1st February 2024 will be a key date in the programme. The main aim of ‘Brigid 1500’ is to create a meaningful cultural and societal legacy that appeals to a diverse modern 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, industry, spirituality and religion, community, education and more. At today’s launch, details of two grant schemes for ‘Brigid 1500’ were also announced. Applications are now open for community groups, organisations and artists across all genres to celebrate ‘Brigid 1500’. Full details of the ‘Brigid 1500’ Grant Schemes for 2023 are now available here. The closing date for applications is the 13th of December 2022.