Solas Bhride Golf Classic, May 15th 2017

A Golf Classic in aid of Solas Bhride Centre will be held in the K Club (Smurfit Course), Straffan, Co. Kildare on Monday, May 15th.

Since the official opening we have welcomed over 16,000 pilgrims/visitors to the Centre and the bookings are steadily growing for this year. The response from all who come, local, national and international is hugely positive. We are delighted that the Centre is benefiting the local area financially, culturally, educationally, and is also enhancing the commercial infrastructure of town and county.

The building has been completed but we are still in need of financial support for the ongoing development and maintenance of the Centre and its grounds.

We would welcome your support by entering a team. Simply email or phone  045 522890.  If you are a non golfer perhaps you would get your friends to enter a team, or you may wish to sponsor a tee box.

For details on the Golf Classic click on the Poster link below


April Bookings at Solas Bhride

April 10th:            Kildare County Council

April 18th:             Pilgrim Group

April 19th:            Travel & Learn Tours, Norwegian Pilgrim Group

April 23rd:           Birgitta Sisters, Hassleholm, Sweden

All the above bookings are private events or bookings made through group organiser.

Young People at Solas Bhride

Workshop on Climate Change

Trocaire held a workshop on Climate Change at the Centre. This was attended by representatives of five local schools.  The children learned about the need to care for the environment and the problems caused by climate change, leading to changes in weather patterns which results in droughts in some parts of the world and flooding in others.  In one of the exercises they had to identify the creatures that were in danger of extinction. 


Religion Project for Secondary School Students

One of the questions Junior Cert students had to research for their upcoming exam was to visit a faith community and identify how it lives out its mission.  The students from Mountrath Community School spent a day at Solas Bhride, interviewing the community and finding out how the legacy of St. Brigid is so relevant today.


Solas Bhride team facilitated nine confirmation retreats.  The days were part of their preparation programme for Confirmation. The students spoke of their day at the Centre as being very relaxing, peaceful and enjoyable.