February 1st honours St Brigid, the fifth-century nun from Co Kildare reputed to have performed miracles and healed the sick. Originally a pagan festival, St Brigid’s feast day marks the beginning of spring.
|Date of Birth||0453 (circa)|
|Date of Death||0525 (circa)|
|Mother (First Name/s and Maiden)||Brocca, a Christian Pict slave who had been baptized by Saint Patrick|
|Father (First Name/s and Surname)||Dubhthach, a chieftain of Leinster|
|Townland born||Faughart, Dundalk, County Louth|
|Place of Death||Cill Dara (Kildare)|