2012 marks the 175th anniversary of the opening of the current St. Brigid\'s church. The anniversary celebrations (which will continue throughout the year) were kicked off with a special Mass on the evening of the feast of St. Brigid, our patron. The ceremony, attended by large numbers, began with a procession with the parish banner and included a blessing of hands for all present. The liturgy was enriched by the participation of members from all the parish choirs. Afterwards, refreshments were provided in the community centre, where many enjoyed the music of the Blanchardstown Brass Band.