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.

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Highlighted Events

  • Ireland
    Mon 31 Jan
    Online

    Shelfmarks: St Brigid’s Day Special

    Brigid’s Day special episode of Shelfmarks, a Royal Irish Academy podcast on nature writing by Zoë Comyns, with guest writer Elaine Feeney.
  • 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.
  • 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
    Mon 31 Jan - Thu 31 March
    Online

    St Brigid’s Well – Poet Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin in interview with Susan McKay

    Created for Lá Fhéile Bríde / St Brigid's Day 2022, this short film celebrates the poetry of Eiléan Ni Chuilleanáin, her new poem St Brigid's Well and an exhibition by 86 women artists it inspired.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Ireland
    Tue 1 Feb
    In-Person

    Living Canvas Celebrating Women Artists

    Europe’s largest ever outdoor screen, dedicated solely to art at Wilton Park celebrates Brigit with a day of amazing artworks by Irish women artists.
  • 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.
  • Ireland
    Sat 29 Jan
    In-Person

    St Brigid’s Crosses Workshops

    Learn how to make how to make St Brigid’s Day Crosses using willow rushes, with a choice of designs available to create. Facilitator Helena Golden of Willow Woman
  • Ireland
    Tue 1 Feb
    Online

    100 years of Women in Irish Traditional Music

    Archivist and renowned musician Niamh Ní Charra explores the women who have contributed to Irish traditional music over the last century or so.
  • Ireland
    Tue 1 Feb
    Online

    Women in Trad presented by the Irish Traditional Music Archive

    Enjoy performances by Louise Mulcahy, Síle Denvir, and Caitlin Nic Gabhann rooted in the archival music and folklore of Brigid.
  • Ireland
    Tue 1 Feb
    Online

    EPIC Explorers: St. Brigid’s Spring Around the World Workshop

    Discover how the Irish celebrate Spring around the world in this fun and creative craft workshop suitable for students aged 6 - 12 years old.
  • 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.
  • United States of America
    Tue 1 Feb
    Online

    Inspirational Women: A Conversation with Monica McWilliams

    Inspirational Women: A Conversation with Monica McWilliams
  • Ireland
    Mon 31 Jan - Sun 13 Feb
    Hybrid

    Brigid of Kildare – Fine Art inspired by Brigid

    An exhibition of new and original artwork, inspired by the eponymous 'Brigid of Kildare'
  • Australia
    Sun 20 Feb
    In-Person

    Brigidfest – Féile Bríde 2022

    BrigidFest 2022 is proud to present guest speaker Professor Orla Morrissey, at a luncheon celebrating Irish and Irish-Australian women.
  • Sweden
    Wed 2 Feb
    Online

    Women Blazing a Trail in STEM – Sweden & Ireland

    Embassy Stockholm will mark St Brigid’s Day 2022 by hosting a panel discussion with four Irish women working in STEM, three based in Sweden and one joining from Ireland.
  • Ireland
    Tue 1 Feb
    In-Person

    The Women of Glasnevin Cemetery Tour

    Experience Glasnevin is hosting a special complimentary tour which will focus on the women buried here who have played pivotal roles in Irish history and culture.
  • Ireland
    Tue 1 Feb
    Online

    A Poem: At Bridget’s Well

    At Bridget’s Well is written by poet Doireann Ní Ghríofa and read by Osaro Azams. Music by Syn, Full Moon, Gash Collective.

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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

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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.”

STORIES FROM OUR IRISH DIASPORA

  • Israel

    Merry Christmas from Isreal

    By Una O'Shea & Family
  • The Netherlands

    Merry Christmas From Monster

    By The Rush Family
  • Australia

    Christmas in Australia: Kids GAA Melbourne

    By Kids GAA Melbourne

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