November 10, 2023

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, religion, community, education and more.

The Brigid 1500 Community and Creative Grant Scheme for 2024 will open on Monday the 2nd of October and close on Friday the 10th of November.
Further information on the guidelines and how to apply can be found at the below link:

Brigid 1500 Grants – Kildare County Council (

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