WATCH: Here's how to make a St Brigid's Cross to celebrate Kildare's patron saint

St Brigid's Day, February 1

Leader reporter


Leader reporter


St Brigid's Crosses are traditionally made on the feast day of the patron saint of Kildare. Created from rushes, the woven symbols are hung over doorways and windows to protect a house from harm.

Watch Sr Mary from Solas Bhríde in Kildare town weave a traditional St Brigid's Cross from rushes gathered on the Curragh of Kildare.