Clane was at the centre of ecclesiastical operations in Kildare due to it’s strategic location on the River Liffey and close to Dublin.
St. Brigid Mary of the Gael – is the patroness of Ireland. Her feast day St. Brigid’s Day, is on the 1st February (she died around 523 or 524 AD) and is celebrated each year in the town under the
Kildare Town is home to three Abbeys of great historical importance. The Grey & the White Abbeys were founded by Lord of Kildare & Justiciar of Ireland, William de Vesci in 1254 & 1290 respectively. The Black Abbey was founded