(perhaps 5th–6th cent.), ‘Bride’.
Though she is greatly venerated in Ireland, the traditions about her are conflicting; she may never have lived and may represent the pagan goddess Brig Christianized. One tradition connects her with Faughard, near Dundalk, where she is said to have been born; another with Kildare, where she is honoured as patron and founder. Feast day, 1 Feb.