St. Brigid of Kildare

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‘Why did St Brigit choose Kildare? The power of a religious landscape’.

Apr 20, 2024 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Keynote Speaker:  Dr Edel Bhreathnach

Time: 10.30 a.m.

Cost: €25 includes lunch

Edel Bhreathnach is a medieval historian with a particular interest in interdisciplinary studies that connect archaeology, history and literature. She was CEO of The Discovery Programme: Centre for Archaeology and Innovation Ireland (2013-2019) and is a former Visiting Fellow to All Souls College Oxford (2016). She has worked on large-scale projects relating to Tara, Co. Meath, on the history of the Franciscans in Ireland, and on monasticism in Ireland from the tenth to the thirteenth century. She has published widely on these subjects including her volume Ireland in the medieval world 400-1000AD: landscape, kingship and religion (2019). She co-edited Monastic Europe: communities, landscapes and settlements (2019). Her volume Monasticism in Ireland, AD900-1250 is currently in press.

To book both the morning conference Why did St Brigit choose Kildare? and the afternoon Celebration of St Brigid in Music Song and Dance with Síle Denvir, Caitlín Nic Gabhann and Sheila Friel, book here at the concession rate of €40 (incl. light lunch).


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April 20
10:30 am - 1:30 pm IST
€25.00 – €40.00
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Solas Bhride Centre
Solas Bhride Centre & Hermitages, Tully Road,
Kildare Town, Co. Kildare R51 Y281 Ireland
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