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Colouring Sheets: St. Brigid and her Shoe Shrine

Download and print out colouring sheets of St. Brigid's Shoe Shrine to design and decorate your own shrine at home. 

On the 1st of February each year, at the beginning of spring, we celebrate St. Brigid’s Day. St. Brigid is associated with many Holy Wells around Ireland and for establishing her church and monastery in Kildare in the 5th century. At the National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology, there is a Shoe Shrine on display, which is believed to have once contained a shoe belonging to St. Brigid. Learn more about St. Brigid and her shoe shrine by downloading and printing these colouring sheets to decorate your own shrine at home. 

When you have completed your colouring sheets, why not send us a picture to or post a photo online through Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #MuseumAtHome.

This activity is designed for children aged 7-12 years old and is curriculum linked to the SESE History Curriculum. This can be completed at home, as a family activity, or used by Primary school teachers and students.

Fact Sheet - St. Brigid and her Shoe Shrine
Colouring Sheet - St. Brigid's Shoe Shrine
Decorate - St. Brigid's Shoe Shrine

There are many traditions and customs connected to St. Brigid's Day. If you would like to find out more about these, and how to make your own St. Brigid's Cross, check out this page about St. Brigid's Day.

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