St. Brigid of Kildare


Feile Bride, St. Brigid Day Events

the20curraghBetween Kildare and the nearby town of Newbridge lies an extensive tract of flat unenclosed grassland called “The Curragh”. This beautiful stretch of land, with its soft springy grass, is known as Brigid’s Pastures. The flat pasture of nearly five thousand acres still retains the right of commonage for grazing sheep which originated with Brigid. It is a place to explore, containing large numbers of ancient earthworks. The Curragh is the headquarters of the Irish horse racing industry.

The walk on St. Brigid’s Day will touch some of the aspects of The Curragh’s rich history as well as providing a glimpse into the living life on Brigid’s pastures.

Venue: Assemble at the Market Square in Kildare Town

Time: 12.30 p.m. – 4.30 p.m.

Cost: €10.00 (includes the ticket for the bus)

Booking is recommended. Tickets available through the Heritage Centre, Kildare Town.

Tel: 045 530672 or email:

Suitable footwear essential!

Launch of the Gathering Celebration for Kildare

Venue: Owens Cottage, Tully (Irish National Stud)

Time: 4.00 p.m.