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St. Brigid's Day Events Announced For Co. Kildare

By Dave Simpson

Into Kildare has announced a number of events to celebrate St. Brigid's Day in Co. Kildare.

Lighting And Candles

Into Kildare has revealed that the Hill of Allen will be illuminated on January 31 and February 1 as part of the celebrations, and that candles will be available to the public from libraries across Co. Kildare.

The lighting of the Hill of Allen will also be able to be viewed via both Into Kildare's official Facebook page and website.

Family Friendly Events

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Into Kildare said that a series of family and child friendly will also take place, as well as a children's colouring competition, a week-long festival organised by Solas Bríde called Féile Bríde, a candlelight pilgrimage to St. Brigid's Well on January 31, a guided walk on the Curragh plains, workshops both online and in-person - subject to public health guidelines - on the traditions and customs that are associated with St. Brigid, annual Celtic lecture, and a number of musical and cultural events.

Into Kildare CEO Statements

Into Kildare CEO Áine Mangan stated, "Kildare has a deep-rooted connection with St Brigid which dates back many centuries, so it is fitting that we mark and honour the great work she did for the people of Kildare and indeed, Ireland and it’s a wonderful opportunity for people to get out and explore the county’s rich cultural history.

"We are hosting several events that we hope will educate and illustrate the breadth of our offering here in Kildare - whether it’s history, the outdoors, food or the arts - there is something for everyone and our celebrations for St Brigid’s Day is a great opportunity for us to highlight this."

Mangan added, "We are very excited this year to instil an air of hope and positivity to the people of Kildare lighting up of the Hill of Allen once again to mark the resilience and comradery of the people of our county after what has been a difficult couple of years for us all. We hope people will watch the illumination virtually and join us by lighting their own candle as a beacon of hope for the year ahead."

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