Life of St Brigid

St Brigid’s Cathedral, located in the heart of Kildare town, occupies one of the most significant ecclesiastical sites in Ireland and is the site most associated with Ireland’s most famous female saint, Brigid, who became the organiser of religious life for women in Ireland. The history of Kildare goes back to the devotion of this remarkable woman. In a barbarous age, her faith and acts of charity made the town a home of true religion and a refuge for all who were in distress.

The Cathedral is open to the public in the summer months with an entry fee of €2. The round tower, Ireland’s second tallest at 32 metres (105ft.) is also open to the public during the summer months.

  • The Cathedral
  • Round Tower
  • High Cross

Open daily for visitors from May to September

Check website for up-to-date details

Please note: The Round Tower is currently closed for restoration works

The Cathedral is open every Sunday for worship all year round


Rates apply to visit the cathedral, all donations welcome

Getting There
Map Location: 53.157854, -6.911345
Contact St Brigid’s Cathedral

Market Square, Co. Kildare, Ireland

Eircode: R51 HY65
Shop @ Kildare Village

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