February 1 – Brigid

Brigid of Ireland (ca. 451–525) (aka “Mary of the Gaels”) is one of the three patrons of Ireland (with Patrick (Mar 17) and James Joyce—kidding, Columba (Jun 9)). Many scholars think that some of the legends about her are holdovers from the Celtic goddess Brigid, but that debate is outside our remit, so we’ll let… Continue reading February 1 – Brigid