St. Brigid’s Church is Saved!

May 21, 2008

St. Brigid’s, the Irish Famine church located on the Lower East Side of Manhattan has been saved by an anonymous donor! For more details on the story, see:

http://www.irishecho.com/newspaper/story.cfm?id=18729

This is wonderful news for the St. Brigid’s Community, and we would like to say CONGRATULATIONS to our friends and members on The Committee to Save St. Brigid‘s.

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More on St. Brigid’s

May 3, 2008

A few weeks ago we had an entry here about St. Brigid’s in Manhattan. At the New York Irish History Roundtable’s program today I met Sheila Houlihan, who is involved with the Committee to Save St. Brigid‘s Church, at 8th St and Ave. B on the Lower East Side.  She told me some of the fascinating history of the buiding that has become known as the Famine Church because it welcomed many of the Irish who came to the city during the Great Hunger

Sheila reported that the committee will be running a fundraiser on Thursday, June 12.  We will supply details about the event as they become available.