'Brigid 1500’ is a national programme of events, to celebrate and commemorate St. Brigid the woman, her life and her legacy in a broad and rich way.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.
dlr Libraries will be hosting a series of events to celebrate Brigid 1500, including an exhibition in dlr LexIcon from 1 February.
Events for Schools
Make a St. Brigid’s Cross with Wicklow Willow
Max 1 class per session. All materials supplied. Booking required. Teachers should contact the relevant library directly.
Wed 25 January, Dalkey Library, 10.30-11.30am & 12.00-1.00pm
Friday 27 January, dlr LexIcon, 10.30-11.30am & 12.00-1.00pm
Join Aoife from Wicklow Willow for a fun and educational St. Brigid's Crossmaking Workshop. Learn how to make your very own traditional Irish Cross, woven from fresh rushes to celebrate our female patron saint, Brigid of Kildare.
Events for Families
Wed 25 January, Cabinteely Library, 3.00-4.00pm
Fri 27 January, Shankill Library, 3.00-4.00pm
All materials supplied. Booking required by contacting the relevant library directly.
Join Aoife from Wicklow Willow for a fun and educational St Brigid's Crossmaking Workshop. Learn how to make your very own traditional Irish Cross, woven from fresh rushes to celebrate our female patron saint, Brigid of Kildare.
Stories of St. Brigid with Candlelit Tales (use image of Candlelit Tales)
Sat 28 January, 3.00-4.00pm
Childrens Library, Level 4, dlr LexIcon
Suitable for Ages 7+. No booking required
Join storytellers extraordinaire, Candlelit Tales, to celebrate Brigid, the goddess and the saint, as we share wondrous stories of her legend.
Events for Adults
Wild Women: A St. Brigid’s Day Celebration
Tues 31 January, 6.00-8.00pm
Studio Theatre, dlr LexIcon
Free, but booking required via eventbrite.ie
St. Brigid was a trailblazer. Learn about some of the unconventional and unruly women who followed in Brigid’s footsteps and broke the mould. Meet the women today inspired by them,and her. Panel discussion chaired by Flor MacCarthy featuring Ailbhe Smyth, Flor MacCarthy, Senator Eileen Flynn, Sarah Webb, Justine McCarthy, Martina Devlin and Lise-Ann McLaughlin.
Poetry at the LexIcon
Tara Bergin, Dawn Watson and Grace Wells, Mon 6 February, 7.00pm
Online via dlr YouTube Channel
Register on eventbrite.ie
Poetry at the LexIcon will welcome three Irish poets, Tara Bergin, Dawn Watson and Grace Wells, whose varied and vibrant work is central to women’s writing today. We will explore the many ways to inhabit contemporary womanhood, and the echoes of complex Irish women, such as St Brigid, throughout our history. Organised and introduced by Rosamund Taylor
This event is supported by the Creative Ireland Programme.
Brigid, the Goddess, Brigid the Saint
Level 5, dlr LexIcon
This exhibition features a selection of books and images that are part of dlr Local Studies Collection on St.Brigid.