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February 2018

Féile Bride Concert

February 11, 2018, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Solas Bhride Centre, Tully Road
Kildare Town, Co. Kildare Ireland
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Featuring: Paul Lenihan, Tenor, Mary O’Donnel, Harpist and Ann Cullen, Piano/Fiddle Tickets: €20.00 on sale at Solas Bhride or Kildare Heritage Centre Mary O’Donnell Mary O'Donnell began her harp studies with the late Sr. Eugene McCabe at Mount Sackville School in Dublin and she later studied with Fiona Norwood, Sebastien Lipman and attended masterclasses with the renowned harpist and teacher Edward Witsenberg. In 1992 she was awarded an Entrance Exhibition to Trinity College Dublin and graduated with an honours degree…

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March 2018

A Celebration of the Spring Equinox, Wednesday March 21st

March 21, 2018, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Solas Bhride Centre, Tully Road
Kildare Town, Co. Kildare Ireland
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A time to nurture the seeds that nourish our spiritual journey Presenter:  Solas Bhride Team Admission:  Suggested donation €10.00 (incl. tea/coffee) A Light exists in Spring Not present on the Year At any other period — When March is scarcely here. — Emily Dickinson,

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April 2018

Celebrating Earth Day

April 21, 2018, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Solas Bhride Centre, Tully Road
Kildare Town, Co. Kildare Ireland
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"The Greening of the Earth"

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A Celebration of Bealtaine – May Day

April 30, 2018, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Solas Bhride Centre, Tully Road
Kildare Town, Co. Kildare Ireland
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Bealtaine, the beginning of summer, the season when we celebrate the dance of sun and earth.

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May 2018

Compassion: Self-compassion and Compassion for the Other

May 19, 2018, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Solas Bhride Centre, Tully Road
Kildare Town, Co. Kildare Ireland
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Join us as we explore the concept and practice of Compassion.

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Celebrating Landscape in the Poetry of Patrick Kavanagh

May 31, 2018, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Solas Bhride Centre, Tully Road
Kildare Town, Co. Kildare Ireland
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"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."

Robert Frost

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June 2018

Sacred Dance

June 12, 2018, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Solas Bhride Centre, Tully Road
Kildare Town, Co. Kildare Ireland
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10

" Learn to dance, or else the angels in heaven will not know what to do with you.”

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Summer Solstice

June 21, 2018, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Solas Bhride Centre, Tully Road
Kildare Town, Co. Kildare Ireland
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Join us as we celebrate the Summer Solstice. Suggested donation: €10.00

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Pilgrimage

June 30, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Solas Bhride Centre, Tully Road
Kildare Town, Co. Kildare Ireland
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Solas Bhride and St. Brigid's Well.  

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July 2018

Monday Evening Meditation

July 30, 2018, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Solas Bhride Centre, Tully Road
Kildare Town, Co. Kildare Ireland
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Free

Every Monday except Bank Holidays and during July and August

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August 2018

Monday Evening Meditation

August 13, 2018, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Meditation simplifies us, simplifies us to the point where we can receive the fullness of truth and the fullness of love. John Main Venue:  Solas Bhride Centre Time:  8.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. (Except Bank Holidays and during July and August) Facilitated by Solas Bhride Team All welcome.

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Pilgrimage

August 18, 2018, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Solas Bhride Centre, Tully Road
Kildare Town, Co. Kildare Ireland
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Free

Celebrating World Meeting of Families Pilgrimage to Solas Bhride and St. Brigid's Well Gather at Solas Bhride at 2.20 p.m. Labyrinth

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A Pilgrimage to mark the Celebration of World Meeting of Families

August 18, 2018, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Solas Bhride Centre, Tully Road
Kildare Town, Co. Kildare Ireland
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Celebrating World Meeting of Families - Join us as we mark the upcoming World Meeting of Families by facilitating a pilgrimage to St. Brigid's well

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September 2018

Autumn Equinox

September 21, 2018, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
€10

Autumn is the season when the cycle of growth has ceased and the busy work of giving life is now complete. A time to rest.

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Reflection Morning – Notion of Joy

September 29, 2018, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Solas Bhride Centre, Tully Road
Kildare Town, Co. Kildare Ireland
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€15

Join us as we explore the concept and practice of Joy through the Legend of Brigid and the Garment Thrown Over a Sunbeam, music, poetry, story, and silence.

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October 2018

A Space for Silent Prayer and Reflection

October 2, 2018, 10:30 am - 11:30 am

‘We need to return to the solitude within, to find again the dream that lies at the hearth of the soul.’

John O’Donohue
Every Tuesday Morning from October 2nd

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Solas Bhride presents – Eavan Boland Poetry Morning

October 3, 2018, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Solas Bhride Centre, Tully Road
Kildare Town, Co. Kildare Ireland
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€10

An exploration of the notion of “the voiceless, the lost, the silent” in the poetry of Eavan Boland.

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Divine Beauty: The Invisible Embrace – Part 1

October 16, 2018, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Solas Bhride Centre, Tully Road
Kildare Town, Co. Kildare Ireland
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€10

Join us as we explore the theme of Beauty espoused by John O’ Donohue in his book Divine Beauty: The Invisible Embrace.

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Divine Beauty: The Invisible Embrace Part 2

October 23, 2018, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Solas Bhride Centre, Tully Road
Kildare Town, Co. Kildare Ireland
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€10

Join us as we explore the theme of Beauty espoused by John O’ Donohue in his book Divine Beauty: The Invisible Embrace

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Celebrating Samhain and the Feast of All Saints and All Souls

October 31, 2018, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Solas Bhride Centre, Tully Road
Kildare Town, Co. Kildare Ireland
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€10

The Celtic year is a journey from “darkness into light.” Samhain traditionally marked the beginning of the The Celtic Year.

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November 2018

Sacred Dance

November 15, 2018, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Solas Bhride Centre, Tully Road
Kildare Town, Co. Kildare Ireland
€15

Gently Moving towards Advent.

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‘Irish Sacred Trees’ – The Irish Oak and the Irish Yew

November 17, 2018, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Solas Bhride Centre, Tully Road
Kildare Town, Co. Kildare Ireland
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€15

The Oak and the Yew enjoy a high status in Irish mythology and are listed as two of the seven noble trees in Irish Brehon Law.

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Sacred Dance

November 22, 2018, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Solas Bhride Centre, Tully Road
Kildare Town, Co. Kildare Ireland
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€15

Session 2: Moving from Darkness into Light

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December 2018

Journey into Advent

December 15, 2018, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Solas Bhride Centre, Tully Road
Kildare Town, Co. Kildare Ireland
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What is the star you are following now? And where is that star in its present radiance in your life leading you?

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Winter Solstice – Darkness into Light

December 21, 2018, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Solas Bhride Centre, Tully Road
Kildare Town, Co. Kildare Ireland
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€10

It is here between the darkness
And the light,
That we wait, uncertain
Seeking the moment
That challenges us to believe
In a freshly minted miracle
Born every moment.

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January 2019

Seamus Heaney Poetry Morning

January 15, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
€10

Join us as we treasure 8 poems by Seamus Heaney, one of Irelands greatest poets, from the collection of 100 Poems chosen by his family

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Feile Bride 2019: Brigid: Flame of Justice and Peace

January 31 - February 9

Full listings of Feile Bride events to follow.

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Brigid’s Eve Ritual

January 31, 7:20 pm - 9:00 pm
Solas Bhride Centre, Tully Road
Kildare Town, Co. Kildare Ireland
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A pilgrimage of quiet reflection, song and prayer on the eve of springtime facilitated by Solas Bhride Team.

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February 2019

Weaving St. Brigid’s Crosses

February 1, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Solas Bhride Centre, Tully Road
Kildare Town, Co. Kildare Ireland

Weaving St. Brigid’s Crosses

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Willow Artistic Feature

February 2, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Solas Bhride Centre, Tully Road
Kildare Town, Co. Kildare Ireland
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€5

A practical demonstration on how to develop a feature using willow.

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Traditions & Customs

February 2, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Solas Bhride Centre, Tully Road
Kildare Town, Co. Kildare Ireland
€5

Revisiting some of the traditions and customs associated with St. Brigid and their relevance today

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Eucharistic Celebration at St. Brigid’s well

February 3, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
St. Brigid’s Well, Brallistown Little,
Kildare Town, Co. Kildare Ireland

Followed by refreshments at Solas Bhride Centre

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Feile Bride Concert Featuring Patrick Hyland, Tenor and guests

February 3, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Solas Bhride Centre, Tully Road
Kildare Town, Co. Kildare Ireland
€20

Multiple award winning tenor Patrick Hyland is a regular on the concert and operatic stage, performing globally in venues such as Glyndebourne Opera House, the Royal Albert Hall, BAM New York, Wexford Opera House, the National Concert Hall and many more. He has performed by invitation for the President of Ireland, the Lord Mayor of Dublin and for the Irish Presidency of the European Union. He has received widespread critical acclaim from leading global magazines Opera News Magazine, Opera Today…

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Brigid and the Invisible Force of Nature

February 4, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Boyle’s Pub, The Square
Kildare Town, Co. Kildare Ireland
€20

Join Susan and Judith Boyle on a tasting adventure of the alcohol & food products made from microscopic yeast & good bacteria.

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Sacred Dance

February 5, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Solas Bhride Centre, Tully Road
Kildare Town, Co. Kildare Ireland
€10

A morning of genteel movement that refreshes body, mind and spirit.  

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Floral Art Demonstration

February 6, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Solas Bhride Centre, Tully Road
Kildare Town, Co. Kildare Ireland
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Floral Art Demonstration with Enda Thompson Phelan, AOIFA

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Annual Celtic Lecture

February 6, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kildare Education Centre, Friary Rd
Kildare town, Co. Kildare Ireland
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Annual Celtic Lecture

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A Morning of Quiet Reflection

February 7, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Solas Bhride Centre, Tully Road
Kildare Town, Co. Kildare Ireland

A Morning of Quiet Reflection  

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Shining Light Where Nature and Rushes Grow / An Nadúr is an Luachair a Choinneáil ar Lasadh

February 7, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Kildare Town Library, Claregate St
Kildare Town, Co. Kildare Ireland
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an evening celebrating our local poets, writers, musicians and dancers at Kildare Town Library

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Afri Justice & Peace Conference

February 9, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Solas Bhride Centre, Tully Road
Kildare Town, Co. Kildare Ireland

Caoimhe de Barra: Until Love Conquers Fear Richard Moore: Educating the Heart Michael Doorly: Education for Liberation Meghan Carmody: Inspiring Solutions for People and Planet Kay Mulhall: Welcome the Stranger Music by Laoise Kelly   For full details go to www.afri.ie or email admin@afri.ie    

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