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Includes content from Vanishing Ireland, Easter Dawn, Dublin Docklands, The Irish Pub, Maxol and many more, as well as Waterways Ireland, the Past Tracks project and hundreds of historical articles on Irish families, houses, companies and events.

Saint Brigid of Kildare

In Ireland, St Brigit is considered as venerable as the Blessed Virgin, mother of Christ, and second only to St Patrick in the hierarchy of patron saints. She’s even been known to turn up in a Lindsay Lohan rom-com. Her story is a complex cocktail, embracing the deities of pre-Christian Ireland and the political machinations of the medieval church, as well as a series of revamps in recent times.