Brigid's World

Friday, September 13, 2024 - 10:00 to Sunday, September 15, 2024 - 17:00
Renehan Hall, Iontas building and Kildare town

Brigid's Worlds
Brought to you by Kildare County Council and Maynooth University

Dates: September 13th and 14th 2024.

Short description: The life and times of St Brigid and her Church of Kildare from the 5th to the 9th centuries. In person only. Please email enquiries to

Outline programme:

Friday (approx. 10am to 5pm) and Saturday morning (approx. 9.30 am to 1pm).
Standard academic conference (Renehan Hall, Maynooth South Campus).

Friday evening at 8pm: Public lecture preceded by drinks reception (Iontas building)

Saturday afternoon: Guided tour of Kildare town and Cathedral.

Speakers include Prof. Catherine McKenna (Harvard), Dr Niamh Wycherley (MU), Prof. David Stifter (MU), Dr Elva Johnston (UCD), Prof. Thomas Owen Clancy (Glasgow), Dr Elizabeth Dawson (Carlow College), Prof. Jean-Michel Picard (UCD), Dr Clare Stancliffe (Durham), Tiago Veloso Silva (MU), Dr Sharon Greene (Abarta Guides), Conor McDonough OP, Dr Katja Ritari (Helsinki), Dr Fabio Mantegazza (Milan), Prof Pádraig Ó Riain (UCC), Dr Edel Bhreathnach, Dr Catherine Swift (Mary Immaculate College, Limerick).