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Brigid 1500

Check out what events we have coming up

Kildare have a wide range of activities running to commemorate St.Brigid of Kildare.

Below are some of the activities we have coming up: 

January 24th The Today Show live broadcast from the Irish National Stud & Gardens – to promote activities and hospitality in Kildare as well as promoting history, Brigid’s connection with Kildare and our peace ambassadors for County Kildare who will help spread the word and get people involved in our global pause for peace on Feb 1st and 12 noon

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January 26th Appearance on the Late Late Show – Be in with the chance of winning a fabulous prize from the incredible Carton House and Kildare Village

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January 28th Procession of the relic to Kildare town parish church – A Relic of St. Brigid will be coming to Kildare Parish on 28 January 2024, ahead of St. Brigid’s Day, to commemorate the 1500th anniversary of the death of our patron saint, Brigid of Kildare. It will form part of the Sunday 11 am mass and will be a marvellous occasion for Kildare. All welcome.


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February 1st Illumination of Hill of Allen – We will light up the Hill of Allen and call for a global pause for peace on the 1st of Feb at 12 Noon


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Join us in a Pause for Peace

Join us in a Pause for Peace: Kildare calls for a global Pause for Peace February 1st at 12 Noon 

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“A group of 13 secondary schools in County Kildare together with Into Kildare, the Tourism Board and Solas Bhríde Centre & Hermitages have joined forces and launched its second global “Pause for Peace” movement.

This “activation” will take place on the 1st of February 2024, Saint Brigid’s Day, when the young people of County Kildare will call on people all around the world to stop for a minute’s silence at 12.00 noon (local time). The launch of the “Pause for Peace” movement took place in Solas Bhríde Centre & Hermitages before the students visited Saint Brigid’s Well in Tully and The Curragh Racecourse.

John Hayes, who is the Principal of Kildare Town Community School, said:

“ ‘Pause for Peace’ recognises the dreadful suffering and injustices that are happening all over the world, and its objective is to ask people to stop and reflect on how they can promote peace in their own communities and, in turn, around the world.”

Seventy “Peace Ambassadors” have been selected from secondary schools around Co. Kildare. Their role is to promote and speak about the Pause for Peace movement and to be involved in various environmental, sustainable and climate change activities.

Between 3,500 and 4,000 secondary school students will create a “human Saint Brigid’s Cross” formation on the Curragh Plains on the 1st of February.”