St. Brigid of Kildare 0453


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.​

Additional Information
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)  
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