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Ireland Celebrates 1,500th Anniversary of St. Brigid’s Death

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Father Patrick Hughes shows how to make a traditional St. Brigid’s Cross in County Cavan, Ireland.

Ireland’s Kildare County has organized lectures, pilgrimages, and many activities in its Brigid 1500 Program to mark the anniversary, including a workshop on how to weave a St. Brigid’s Cross — St. Brigid’s most enduring symbol.