Today, Wednesday 1st February 2023, is St. Brigid's Day
4-11 June 2022
St. Brigid's Day (Lá Fhéile Bríde) is celebrated on February 1st.
Heritage Week helps to raise awareness of Built, Natural, and Cultural Heritage.
Get out and enjoy the many events taking place during Heritage Week in County Kildare.
The Kildare Town Heritage Centre is the ideal point of departure from which to explore the ancient treasures of the town. It is housed in the restored and refurbished nineteenth century Market House.
St Brigid’s Cathedral, located in the heart of Kildare town, occupies one of the most significant ecclesiastical sites in Ireland and is the site most associated with Ireland's most famous female saint, Brigid.
County Kildare is at the heart of the story of the dawn of Christianity in Ireland and a free audio guide, and a beautifully illustrated audio-visual guide, are available to help you explore this rich monastic heritage and bring to life these fascinating sites.
Kildare has been at the heart of Irish history for millenia. This free to download audioguide and audio-visual guide, will lead you around the wonderful Heritage Town of Kildare.
For those with Irish ancestors, tracing the family tree is never an easy or straight forward task. There are many reasons for this as Ireland's complex and troubled past has resulted in scattered and incomplete set of records.
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