Attention all history lovers! Are you looking for something interesting to do on your next day off? If so, make sure to visit St Brigid’s in Ballybuggy Co Laois. The county has had a long association with Saint Brigid, who is one of Ireland’s most sacred saints, second only to St Patrick himself. There are numerous sites across the county, said to be where she once practised her faith. These include wells and monasteries.
St Brigids is located in the countryside of Ballybuggy and is no mostly resembling a graveyard. However, local folklore has said that there was once a monastery and nunnery on the site, where Brigid is likely to have stayed. A report from the 1840s, suggests that this is true, with ruins of the site said to have been there then. However, nowadays, there isn’t much left, but visitors can try and visualise where it was. So, what are you waiting for? Make the most of your next day off and visit the fantastic St Brigid’s in Ballybuggy.