The Irish Club of Luxembourg (ICL) is organising a Saint Brigid's Day dinner on Thursday 1 February 2024 at 19:00 for 19:30, at the Eirelux Irish Pub & Restaurant in Luxembourg-Howald (40 Rue des Bruyères). 

Those attending the informal meal can choose from the restaurant menu and paying for their own meal. Both members and non-members are welcome.

The Irish Ambassador to Luxembourg, Jean McDonald, will attend the event and will make a short address.

To reserve your table/place, email: This will allow the club to reserve tables together.

About Saint Brigid's Day - Lá Fhéile Bríde

There are three patron Saints of Ireland, Saint Brigid and her male counterparts, Saint Patrick and Saint Columba.

Saint Brigid’s Day seeks to celebrate the creativity of Irish women at home and abroad.

In 2024, Ireland will mark the 1,500th anniversary of St Brigid’s passing with a special programme of events nationwide. This year is also special, with St Brigid’s Day celebrated for the first time by a public holiday.

Saint Brigid was born around the year 451 AD, just north of Dundalk, County Louth. During her life, she was an early Irish Christian nun, abbess and founder of many monasteries.

There are many stories attributed to Brigid, with the best known being that of Saint Brigid’s Cloak.

Brigid wanted to build a convent but had no land. She asked the King of Leinster for land, who ridiculed her request. Brigid prayed and asked God to soften the King’s heart. She once again approached the King and asked for just the amount of land that her cloak could cover. The King, thinking it was a small cloak, accepted. When Saint Brigid placed her cloak down on the ground, it grew and grew, until it was big enough to build a convent on. Upon seeing this the King of Leinster gave permission for the building of the convent and soon after became a Christian devoting his life to helping the poor.

Saint Brigid's Cross

A Saint Brigid's Cross is typically woven from straw or rushes on 1 February. Hanging a St Brigid's cross in one's home is believed to bring the blessing and protection of the Saint for the remainder of the year. In addition to the shamrock and the Celtic harp, the Saint Brigid's cross is a national symbol of Ireland.