Brigid 1500 Talks

Brigid 1500 Talks

The County Kildare Federation of Local History Groups in 2023 organised a series of talks in the run up to the Brigid 1500 celebrations, an initiative to mark the 1500 anniversary in 2024 of St Brigid’s death in AD 524.

The talks commenced during Heritage Week 2023 and continued each month until January 2024 at Kilcullen Heritage Centre.

Five of the six talks were recorded and can be viewed below or on our YouTube Channel:

They can be watched in sequence at the following playlist:


Wednesday 16 August 2023 at 7.30 pm (Heritage Week)
Dr Niamh Wycherley on The Real St Brigid

Talk One

Monday 11 September 2023 at 8 pm
Sr Rita Minehan on The Relevance of St Brigid in Today’s World

Talk Two

Saturday 14 October 2023 at 10 am
Eoghan Corry on The St Brigid Code

Talk Three

Monday 13 November 2023 at 8 pm
Mario Corrigan on Cogitosis’ ‘Life of St Brigid’
(Talk four was not recorded by request of the speaker)

Monday 11 December 2023 at 8 pm
Mary Mc Grath on Brigid of Kildare – Forest and Farm

Talk Five

Monday 8 January 2024 at 8 pm
Liam Kenny on St Brigid and Europe: an exploration of devotion to St Brigid on the banks of the Rhine

Talk Six