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 (brĭj′ĭd), Saint ad 451?-525?
Irish nun who is credited with establishing a convent and monastery and with promoting the conversion of Ireland to Christianity.
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(Biography) Saint Brigid See Bridget1
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(ˈbrɪdʒ ɪd, ˈbri ɪd)

also Brig•it



Saint, a.d. 453–523, Irish abbess: a patron saint of Ireland.
Also called Bride.
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Noun1.Brigid - Irish abbess; a patron saint of Ireland (453-523)
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As their ride into Boston turns into offers of dinner, a shower, and a clean bed, Brigid unwittingly tangles herself up in Jason's conflict.
If any former pupils of Brigidine Convent or St Brigid's School would like to join the alumni database and be informed of forthcoming events they should request a form through the school office at:
Headteacher at St Brigid's Catholic Primary School, Mrs Rachael Tyler, said: "Barratt Homes' donation of hi-vis vests is very helpful at this time of year.
Clann upset holders St Brigid's in a 4-15 to 1-12 victory over the Kiltoom outfit, who had two players sent off in the second half at Dr Hyde Park.
The bookies don't often get it wrong and Brigid's have a team of genuine All-Stars, with the Gallagher cousins Rory and Raymie along with recent Dublin U-21 All-Ireland winner John Noonan all in sparkling form.
Bridget and Brigid are consultants at Tremorfa Community Centre, Cardiff, and St Saviours Church, Splott, Cardiff, and both are looking forward to helping members keep their new years resolutions.
Brigid, the effort to rescue the church drew the support of writers, musicians, actors, artists and others in the local community, including novelist Mary Gordon, writer and essayist Peter Quinn and actor Matt Dillon.
"The book takes you on a journey through my survival in the 50s which is tinged with sadness but has humourous and memorable elements to it as well - I've led a very different life to many people." Brigid was the oldest of 14 children and left school at the age of 15 to work in a factory in Waterford.
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Unison's Denbighshire regional organiser Jeff Edkins added the problem is not limited to St Brigid's as other schools in the county are also affected.
Some chroniclers cite this in a (it is, after all, scarcely less credible than many of the reports of Brigid's career).
A CAMPAIGN is under way to battle controversial home care changes Brigid Harbour, from Marsden, has 25 years' experience in health and social care and is fronting a campaign to fight changes to Kirklees home care services.