Solas Bhride nominated for Pride of Place Award

Kildare County Council has nominated Solas Bhride for a special Pride of Place award.

The new Solas Bhride Centre

The new Solas Bhride Centre

The IPB Pride of Place Awards in association with Co-operation Ireland is an all-island competition that acknowledges the work that communities are doing all over the island of Ireland. Kildare County Council Community liaison officers Doreen Daly and Mary Behan have been working with the Solas Bhride Community in advance of the judges visit, which will take place on Wednesday, July 1st. Solas Bhride is looking forward to the visit of the judges.  “We will be giving a presentation followed by a visit to St. Brigid’s well.  We will have a variety of activities in the centre to showcase what we do here and what Solas Bhride is all about,” said Sr. Rita Minehan.  The vision of the Centre is to unfold the legacy of St. Brigid of Kildare and its increasing relevance for our world.  To date the Centre has attracted in excess of 3,000 people.

Solas Bhride wins Green Building Award 2015

Congratulations to Solearth Ecological Architecture who submitted Solas Bhride Centre as their project in the Green Awards 2015, Green Business & Sustainability. The awards organised by Event Strategies Limited were presented at a special function in the Burlington hotel on Wednesday, April 8th 2015. In total 25 prestigious trophies were presented on the night to the very best leaders and organisations within Ireland’s green industry.
The External view of CentreGreen Awards are held annually to celebrate excellence in sustainability and environmental awareness within the industry.
The project includes energy efficient design approaches and places a high priority on the creation of a healthful and restful environment for its users and visitors.
Solas Bhride was designated winner in its category and received “The Green Construction Award”.

July Events

Quiet Reflection and Meditation
Quiet SpaceEntering into darkness, stillness,
beyond time, beyond space.
Waiting and listening,
Until filled with that Mysterious Presence
that reaches the depths within.
Monday Meditation will resume in September

July Events
July 1st – July 7th   –  Kildare Education Centre Summer Course – “In the school Garden”
July 1st                     –  Solas Bhride welcomes “Pride of Place” judges
Sunday, July 5th    –  Brigid’s Way Pilgrims arrive in Kildare (See
Saturday, July 11th – Partners in Faith Summer School (Further information:

Monday, July 13th  – Pilgrim Groups, USA
Wednesday, July 22nd – Nurney/Kildangan Care of the Elderly Group
Thursday, July 30th – Solas Women’s Development Group, Dublin


August Events
Friday, August 14th             –     Graiguecullen Parish Youth Group
Monday 17th – Friday 21st –     Kildare Education Centre Summer course:  “Mindfulness”

Monday, 24th                       –   “Tall oaks from little acorns grow” – Celebrating Heritage Week
Time:  2.00 – 4.00 p.m.
Experience the Solas Bhride story in word, song and landscape.
Saturday, 29th                     –    Dalkey Parish Group