Talks to Celebrate Brigid 1500

The County Kildare Federation of Local History Groups organised a series of six talks in the run up to the Brigid 1500 celebrations in 2024. The talks commenced during Heritage Week 2023 and continued each month until January 2024.

All of the talks took place in Kilcullen Heritage Centre, Kilcullen, Co. Kildare, and were supported by Kildare County Council under the Brigid 1500 programme.

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