Her feast day is on February the 1st (Start of Spring) it is said that she brings the spring. Brigid may have been born in Dundalk Co.Louth. It is said that Brigid’s mother was a slave and Brigid herself was born into slavery to a druid. As Brigid grows older she performs many miracles. According to one tale she once gave away her mother’s entire store of butter. The butter was then replaced in answer of Brigid’s prayers. St.Brigid spent most of her time in Kildare.
On February the 1st people make or buy St.Brigid’s crosses. It’s quite simple! When you get the new cross you burn the old one to protect your house from fire.