Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Tuesday 3 October 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# St Brigid

This year
Quiz: How much do you know about St Brigid?
The first St Brigid’s Day bank holiday was held today.
Brigid, Bridget and Bríd: how popular is the saint's name in modern Ireland?
Ahead of the first St Brigid’s Day bank holiday, the CSO has revealed how the name’s popularity has waned in recent years.
Opinion: Make no mistake - history shows us that Brigit was a boss
Dr Niamh Wycherley says Brigit (St Brigid) would have been a thick-skinned and defiant woman living in a misogynistic and restrictive society.
All time
How Well Do You Know St. Brigid?
Is your knowledge pagan or Christian?
Here's how to make a St Brigid's Cross
Take a trip down memory lane to your primary school days.
Summer, it's literally not what it used to be
Most of us learnt in school that summer was in May, June and July but that’s not what Met Éireann says…
Ten things you didn’t know about Ireland’s favourite saints
St Brigid was bulimic! St Therese restored the eyesight of Edith Piaf! St Nicholas is the patron saint of… what?!
Top 10: Weird Patron Saints
It’s All Saints Day – so how better to mark November 1 than with a selection of lesser-known patron saints?