Celebrating Biodiversity

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.
Come and join us for an hour of quiet and relaxation.

Venue:           Solas Bhride Centre, Tully Road
Time:              Monday Evenings – 8.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m
Admission:  Free

Friday 22nd May -Biodiversity day
Solas Bhride Centre and Hermitages is delighted to host an event during Kildare Heritage week, organised through Kildare County Council Heritage Office, as part of International Biodiversity day.

Programme for the Day

10am -12.00 noon  Event for Children with Kate Egan – a morning of fun biodiversity games and activities
Places are limited for the event and therefore must be booked in advance. Call Celine on 980239 or email coneill@kildarecoco.ie to book. Please note for this event all children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
3pm -4pm   Catherine Keena, Teagasc Countryside Management Specialist & John Muldowney, Dept of Agriculture Climate Change Division
Catherine will present the amazing biodiversity of the Irish countryside.
John will give an overview of how climate change will affect agriculture and farming.

6.45pm – Biodiversity Bus
Bus will depart from Solas Bhride.
Hop on the biodiversity bus hosted by Kildare Tidy Towns and visit internationally significant natural heritage sites of the Curragh and Pollardstown Fen. Dr Mary O’Connor will introduce the flora and fauna of these interesting sites.
Places are limited for the event and therefore must be booked in advance. Call Celine on 980239 or email coneill@kildarecoco.ie to book.

8.30pmDusk Chorus at Pollardstown Fen with Kildare BirdWatch
A programme of the events of Kildare Heritage week is available in all libraries and for full listing of events go to the Kildare County Council website www.kildare.ie/countycouncil/

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Saturday, May 23 rd – Experience the Dawn Chorus at St. Brigid’s Well
5.00 a.m.   Assemble at Solas Bhride, Tully Road, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare

“Beauty does not linger, it only visits.
Yet beauty’s visitation affects us and invites us into
its rhythm,
it calls us to feel, think, and act beautifully in the world:
to create and live a life that awakens the Beautiful.
Beauty is a gentle but urgent call to awaken.

Beauty: The Invisible Embrace, John O’Donohue
   Short walk to St. Brigid’s Well
June 21st , Summer Solstice
Time:   To be confirmed
Venue: Solas Bhride Centre