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27th Jan 2024

Age Range
All ages

St Brigid's Cathedral

Market Square
Kildare Town
R51 HY65

'St Brigid's Cloaks' Community Artwork Open Day

A new community artwork celebrating rural communities, heritage crafts, and sustainable industries is to be unveiled in St Brigid’s Cathedral, in conjunction with the Brigid 1500 celebrations across the county.

The artwork ‘St Brigid’s Cloaks’ consists of four handmade wool tapestries, thoughtfully crafted through a series of educational workshops led by Wool in School, in association with Creative Ireland and Kildare County Council.

This ambitious community art initiative began as the ‘Wall of Wool’, a Creative Ireland audience participation project for visitors to the Culture, Creativity, Innovation and Sport tent at the 2023 National Ploughing Championships. Over 950 individuals from across Ireland have contributed heritage knit squares and contemporary wool elements to the project, resulting in a vibrant tapestry created entirely from Irish wool.

'St Brigid's Cloaks' is currently on display in the stunning St Brigid's Cathedral as a backdrop to the Brigid1500 celebrations taking place this January and February.  All are welcome to attend the Open Viewing Day on January 27th from 11am-3pm, to see the completed artworks, meet the artists, and visit this historic heritage site.

Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.

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