It is intended to include historical and archaeological material relating to Grey Abbey and Kildare Town, as well as keeping you posted on the work of the Project. The Grey Abbey Conservation Project is based in Kildare Town, County Kildare.
Latest...POEM BY PADDY McCORMACK DEDICATED TO ST. BRIGID [Jan 30, 2009]
Poem by Paddy McCormack of Kildare Town dedicated to St. Brigid, to commemorate St. Brigid's Day, 1st February. The McCormack family have long been in business in Kildare Town and Paddy McCormack, who was well known for his poems and songs throughout Ireland and the US, is buried in Lackagh Cemetery. ...more
Contained within this splendid site are many pieces about Saint Brigid, including, from the November 14, 1840 issue of the Irish Penny Journal, the lovely tale-within-a-tale of Saint Brigid's Shawl, as told to "T.E." by the extraordinary character, Pat Mowlds.
Below is the cover of the issue of the Irish Penny Journal of 1840 which contained the story of St. Brigid's Shawl. The image is of Malahide Castle, Co. Dublin.
In November 1840 the Irish Penny Journal carried a story of how St. Brigid's extended her Shawl across the Curragh to claim the land for her monastey at Kildare. It is told in the form of a conversation the author had with a local man, Pat Mowlds who probably lived at at Walshestown, Newbridge.
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