Breda O’Brien: Brigid of Kildare is not a Rorschach inkblot
Brigid can be revered as a goddess and as a saint but the abbess of a powerful monastery cannot be erased in favour of a goddess with scant sources
The Irish Times
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- St. Brigid of Kildare. Cogitosus recounted Brigid’s many purported miracles: As a girl, she gave away the household’s butter and bacon to hungry beggars and dogs, then miraculously replaced the food for her family. Later in life, she turned a wooden column into a living tree with one touch and hung her cloak on a sunbeam.
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Feb 1, 2023 · “Brigid was from a particular branch of the Fothairt and the Fothairt had branches around Offaly, around Kildare, around all of what is the diocese of Kildare today… Ireland at the time was divided into five provinces mainly and you had Leinster, Munster, Connaught, Ulster and Meath and the Fothairt were famous for being a Leinster family.”
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