celtic February 1 – Venerable Brigid of Ireland 2018

Venerable Brigid (Bridget) of Ireland Saint Brigid, “the Mary of the Gael,” was born around 450 in Faughart, about two miles from Dundalk in County Louth. According to Tradition, her father was a pagan named Dubthach, and her mother was Brocessa (Broiseach), one of his slaves. Even as a child, she was known for her [...]

Celt-St. Ita of Limerick-15 January 2017

St. Ita of Limerick, Virgin (Deirdre, Dorothy, Ida, Ide, Meda, Mida, Ytha) Died c. 570. Saint Ita is the most famous woman saint in Ireland after Saint Brigid (f.d. February 1), and is known as the Brigid of Munster. She is said to have been of royal lineage, born in one of the baronies of [...]