TO BE IRISH ON ST BRIGID’S DAY

Join us throughout the month of February as we celebrate St. Brigid and the lives and legacies of women at home and abroad.

 

Minister of State for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora. Colm Brophy, T.D.

This Christmas will again be different. Thankfully there will be many more homecomings to warm our hearts.

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JOIN THE FEASTIVITIES

Discover To Bia Irish at Christmas: The Ultimate Nostalgic Irish Christmas Cookbook, curated by Ali Dunworth. Featuring classics and contemporary twists from Irish chefs near and far.

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SEND AN E-CARD

Send a festive message from your heart to a loved one!

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TUNE INTO CHRISTMAS FM

Tune into your favourite music this Christmas.

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Highlighted Events

  • Ireland
    Tue 1 Feb
    In-Person

    New Beginnings Exhibition

    As a platform for emerging artists in Ireland, The LAB Gallery is proud to present New Beginnings, an exhibition of seven recent female art graduates to mark this inaugural festival.
  • United States of America
    Tue 1 Feb - Sat 12 Feb
    Online

    Through the Eyes of Women/Trí Shúile na mBan

    Irish Screen America is hosting a selection of online screenings of celebrated films by five contemporary female Irish filmmakers.
  • Ireland
    Tue 1 Feb
    In-Person

    Film Screening : Anne Devlin (1984) with Q&A

    Reconstructing the life of the woman usually described as Robert Emmet’s housekeeper, starring Bríd Brennan, Anne Devlin reflects the retrieval of forgotten women’s voices from history.
  • Great Britain
    Tue 1 Feb
    Online

    Women’s Voices in Arts and Media

    Join us online for an inspiring discussion with a distinguished panel of women from the arts and media.
  • United States of America
    Tue 1 Feb
    In-Person

    St. Brigid Documentary Screening & Cross Making

    NYIC celebrates St. Brigid with a documentary made by TG4 about Brigid and spend the evening making the famous St. Brigid's Cross!
  • United States of America
    Sun 20 Feb
    In-Person

    IAWA Salon: Celebrate Imbolc, Celebrate Powerful Irish Women

    Irish American Writers & Artists Salon: Celebrate Imbolc, Celebrate Powerful Irish Women - Enjoy in-person performances by talented writers, poets, storytellers and musicians.
  • Ireland
    Sat 5 Feb
    In-Person

    Letterpress Printmaking Workshop – Suffragettes Power of Print

    Create postcards with your favourite poems or words inspired by women, using vintage text on a mobile letterpress. Celebrate women in history through creativity
  • Ireland
    Tues 1 Feb
    Online

    Brigid of Faughart Online Screening

    Brigid of Faughart Festival group in conjunction with An Táin Arts Centre, Dundalk, will offer an online event celebrating some of the important qualities of Brigid.
  • Ireland
    Tue 1 Feb
    Online

    Inspiring Women in STEM

    Who are the women who have made significant contributions to science, technology, engineering and mathematics over the last century?
  • Canada
    Tue 1 Feb
    Online

    In Conversation with the Women of Team Ireland in Canada

    Second Secretary at the Embassy of Ireland to Canada, Sally Bourne, talks to the women of Team Ireland in Canada about their careers and thoughts on the future of the international sector.
  • Ireland
    Tue 1 Feb
    In-Person

    The Dublin Street Art Tour of Female Artists

    Discover the street art around Dublin city on a unique walking tour.
  • Ireland
    Tue 1 Feb
    Online

    Bridget’s Hope: A Dialogue Through Poetry and Music

    'Bridget's Hope' highlights the achievement of Irish women in 1921. The combination of words and music will lead us to reflect on a social, cultural and creative Ireland of the time.
  • Ireland
    Tue 1 Feb
    Online

    From Wise Mother/Good Wife to Tiger Mom: Women in 20th Century China

    In this talk, Dr Yushu Geng will explore the changing notions of ideal womanhood and motherhood in China’s long twentieth century.
  • Ireland
    Tue 1 Feb
    Online

    Girls’ Education: Transforming Lives Global North and Global South

    Short presentation from each speaker on value and importance of girls education as a catalyst for community and societal transformation, followed by Q&A.
  • Ireland
    Tue 1 Feb
    Online

    Contemporary St Brigid’s Day Cross Tutorial

    Find out how to make a contemporary St Brigid’s Day Cross using paper!
  • Ireland
    Wed 2 Feb
    Online

    St Brigid Children’s Colouring Competition and St Brigid’s Cross Video

    Roscommon County Library St Brigid Children's Colouring Competition and St. Brigid's Cross Instructional Video.
  • Ireland
    Tue 1 Feb
    Online

    Embassy of Colombia in Ireland presents Diverse Thinking for a Sustainable Future: Brigitte Baptiste

    Fireside chat with Colombian cultural landscape ecologist and biodiversity expert, Brigitte Baptiste.
  • Ireland
    Tue 1 Feb
    Online

    Ireland 1922: Women in independence, partition and civil war

    Join Fionnuala Walsh, Lindsey Earner-Byrne and Mary McAuliffe, chaired by Darragh Gannon, to explore a turning point in Irish history; one whose legacy remains controversial a century on.
  • Ireland
    Tue 1 Feb
    Online

    We Were There, We Are Here: Women in Politics

    It’s only in recent years that the role of women in the fight for Irish Independence has been recognised and commemorated.
  • Ireland
    Mon 31 Jan
    Online

    Customs, Folklore and Traditions

    Join artist/folklorist Michael Fortune for a special online presentation where he explores the traditions and folklore associated with St Brigid’s Day.

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ST BRIGID’S DAY

The Department of Foreign Affairs and its Embassy network is proud to build on the legacy of St. Brigid’s Day and share St. Brigid’s extraordinary legacy with the global community.

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WINDOW INTO IRELAND ON ST BRIGID’S DAY

Irish entertainment and all things we love!

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EXTRAORDINARY STORIES

Whether you’re born and raised in Donegal or a transplant from a distant land; whether your great-great-grandmother was Irish or you just love the Emerald Isle, share your own extraordinary story with the global Irish family.

Last year, we received stories from all over the world—we know there are so many Extraordinary Stories still to be told, and we want to hear them!

From photographs and videos, poems and podcasts, contribute to our tapestry of what it means to be Irish. Click the button below to learn more.

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“No matter where we are in the world, it will be a time when we think of those we love the most.”

STORIES FROM OUR IRISH DIASPORA

  • United Arab Emirates

    Christmas Wishes From Abu Dhabi: Ambassador Aidan Cronin

    By Ambassador Aidan Cronin
  • Australia

    A Shoulder to Lean On

    By Sarah Whelan
  • Poland

    Wesołych Świąt From Poland: Ambassador Emer O’Connell

    By Ambassador Emer O'Connell

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