The 1st of February is St. Brigid’s Day and in Ireland we have recognised it as the feast day of our “other” patron saint. St. Brigid is the female patron saint of Ireland. We learned this going to school and we even made our St. Brigid’s crosses to mark it. Our female patron saint has never been celebrated like our male patron – St. Patrick, but next year that is going to change.
The Irish government has decided that an additional public holiday is required and has decreed that we should, from 2023, CELEBRATE our female patron saint – St. Brigid. We will, no doubt oblidge and celebrate her with gusto. So, who is St. Brigid? What’s her story? Well, Patricia Trainor has the answers and was happy to share them with Ger Sweeney on his Irish radio programme on Spain-based Talk Radio Europe recently. Listen to it here.