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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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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Highlighted Events

  • Australia
    Fri 4 Feb
    In-Person

    Women’s Networking & Wellness Evening

    An event to connect Irish women living and working in Brisbane to each other, whilst celebrating our unique culture and heritage.
  • 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.
  • Ireland
    Tue 1 Feb
    In-Person

    Open Heart City Exhibition

    The Open Heart City Exhibition is an event featuring the work of over 40 Masters of Architecture students from University College Dublin and Queens University Belfast.
  • 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
    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.
  • Portugal
    Sat 5 Feb
    In-Person

    Saint Brigid, Ireland and Portugal – A Musical Celebration

    Saint Brigid, Ireland and Portugal – A Musical Celebration - 5 February, 12 noon - Museu Nacional do Teatro e Dança
  • Great Britain
    Tue 1 Feb
    In-Person

    An Evening of Traditional Irish Music and Song

    An Evening of Traditional Irish Music and Song
  • Ireland
    Tue 1 Feb
    Online

    The Life & After-Life of Brigit

    Panel discussion on the early medieval cult of St Brigit and what Brigit tells us about women in early medieval Ireland.
  • Great Britain
    Sat 29 Jan
    Hybrid

    Here Before – Advance Preview

    An exclusive advance preview from Irish Film London. After new neighbors move in next door, a bereaved mother begins to question her reality in this unsettling psychological thriller.
  • Ireland
    Fri 28 Jan - Fri 5 Feb
    In-Person

    Projection of Brigit: Goddess of Fire by Holly Pereira

    Visit the Mansion House to see Brigit, Goddess of Fire by illustrator & muralist Holly Pereira projected on the walls.
  • Ireland
    Tue 1 Feb
    Online

    Fashion Herstories in the City Podcast

    In an era of fast fashion, the slow fashion movement asks us to consider “who made my clothes?”.
  • Hungary
    Thu 3 Feb
    Hybrid

    St Brigid’s Day Concert – Celebrating the Creativity of Women

    Live concert in Budapest by invited performers of both the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin and the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music.
  • Ireland
    Tue 1 Feb
    Online

    Embassy of Peru in Ireland Presents: The Life of Dr Gabriela McEvoy, a Peruvian Academic with Irish Ancestry

    Through a casual interview, this event will explore the experiences and life of Dr Gabriela McEvoy, a Peruvian academic with Irish ancestry.
  • Ireland
    Mon 31 Jan - Tue 1 March
    In-Person

    The Book of Kildare

    An exhibition of new, illuminated pages from The Book of Kildare, by Josephine Hardiman.
  • France
    Tue 1 Feb
    Online

    Curious Women- the legacy our Irish women of Space left for us

    Hear the exceptional stories of Irish Women of Space from space and science communicator Dr Niamh Shaw, who blazed a trail in their work, at a time when there was no space for Women's space.
  • Chile
    Tue 1 Feb
    Online

    Interviews with Outstanding Irish Women

    The Embassy of Ireland in Chile is delighted to present two interviews conducted to prominent Irish women, who excel in their fields and careers in Ireland and globally.
  • Australia
    Thu 3 Feb
    In-Person

    The Friends of Ireland St Brigid’s Day Celebration

    A celebration of St Brigid with an evening of Irish themed entertainment.
  • Belgium
    Tue 1 Feb
    Online

    Women’s History in Independent Ireland: Catriona Crowe & Suzanne Lynch in conversation

    Special St. Brigid’s Day Webinar ‘Smart Women, French Letters and a Fast Commission – The Second Wave of Irish Feminism’. Speakers: Catriona Crowe and Suzanne Lynch.
  • Ireland
    Tue 1 Feb
    Online

    Granny-Powered Storytelling! Cuddle up with the Dublin Book Grannies’ Bedtime Stories

    The Early Learning Initiative at National College of Ireland has a deep-rooted and active connection with the community of Dublin’s North East Inner City.
  • Ireland
    Sun 5 Feb
    Online

    COMMON ground: A Poetry Ireland and Poetry Foundation Collaboration

    Join us for a reading and conversation with acclaimed Irish poet Doireann Ní Ghríofa and award-winning American poet Teri Ellen Cross Davis, moderated by Erin Fornoff.

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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!

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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.”

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