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St. Brigid is the second patron saint of Ireland, whose feast day is her birthday -- the first day of spring, 1st February (Lá Fhéile Bhride). Brigid is also known as Muire na nGael or "Mary of the Gael," which means Our Lady of the Irish.
Brid, the Celtic Goddess of Fire
But St. Brigid wasn’t the first Brid to be celebrated on 1st February. In the Gaelic Druid religion ‘Brid’ was one of the m…
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