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 a festive message from your heart to a loved one!

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Tune into your favourite music this Christmas.

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Highlighted Events

  • Germany
    Tue 1 Feb
    Online

    Brigidsfest – Hot off the Press

    A showcase of Irish writers whos books are yet to be published in German, to celebrate St. Brigid's Day, and Irish female creativity.
  • United States of America
    Tue 1 Feb
    Online

    Inspirational Women: A Conversation with Monica McWilliams

    Inspirational Women: A Conversation with Monica McWilliams
  • Belgium
    Tue 1 Feb
    Online

    Saint Brigid’s Day 2022: 50 Years of Irish Women Shaping the EU

    St. Brigid’s Day 2022 webinar featuring trail-blazing Irish women who have led and shaped the EU.
  • 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
    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.
  • Mexico and Ireland
    Tue 1 Feb
    Online

    Revolutionary Women of Ireland and Mexico

    During key moments in history, women have been protagonists of great changes that have shaped our society, from great revolutionary women, to the women that day to day built peace after a conflict.
  • 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
    Tue 1 Feb
    In-Person

    Sisters with Transistors (2020)

    The untold story of electronic music’s female pioneers, remarkable composers who embraced machines and their liberating technologies to utterly transform how we produce and listen to music today.
  • Ireland
    Tue 1 Feb
    Online

    Restorative Yoga with Mary Williams – What it means to be Irish

    Mary Williams, The elbowroom yoga teacher, has designed this unique and beautiful practice themed "What it means to be Irish", celebrating connection to the land and to the Earth.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • France
    Tue 1 March
    In-Person

    Screening of An Agreement of Silence by Artist Sinead McCann

    The Council of Europe will host two screenings of the film, ‘An Agreement of Silence’ by the Dublin-based artist Dr Sinead McCann, followed by a talk and Q&A with Professor Catherine Cox.
  • United States of America
    Wed 2 Feb
    Online

    Online Imbolc & Brigid Healing Concert with Celia Farran

    Celebrate Imbolc & Brigid's Day Online. This event is much more than a concert. It will include invocation, meditation, healing circle, and blessings.
  • 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
    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.
  • 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.
  • Latvia
    Thu 10 Feb
    Online

    Sharing Experiences: Women in Publishing. Does it really matter?

    Join voices from Ireland and Latvia in conversation about the impact of women in publishing as they compare experiences and discuss challenges and opportunities.
  • Great Britain
    Sat 29 Jan
    Hybrid

    St Brigid’s Day 2022 – Celebrating Irish Women at the Movies

    Celebrating the achievements of Irish female performers and film makers who have brought us outstanding drama, comedy and documentaries - guaranteed to make for a great line up!
  • Ireland
    Tue 1 Feb - Mon 28 Feb
    In-Person

    St Brigid’s Well

    St Brigid's Well, an exhibition of 85 new art works inspired by the new poem from Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin
  • United States of America
    Mon 31 Jan
    Online

    A Celebration of Brigid: Pagan Goddess & Saint

    Íde B. O'Carroll discusses the importance of Brigid in the context of Irish culture and tradition, from her pagan origins to a Christian tradition.

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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!

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

  • Great Britain

    Homecoming

    By Karen Cogan
  • Ireland

    The Alchemy of Printmaking

    By Marie-Louise Martin
  • Australia

    Christmas in Caberra: Ambassador Breandán Ó Caollaí

    By Ambassador Breandán Ó Caollaí

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