Feile Bhride 2020

Feile Bride The Festival of Brigid

Friday, January 31st

Brigid’s Eve Ritual at St. Brigid’s Well

A pilgrimage of quiet reection, song and prayer on the eve of springtime.
Facilitated by: Solas Bhride Team
Assemble at Japanese Garden’s Car Park at 7.20 p.m.
If you wish, bring a light/lantern and bring suitable clothing and footwear.

Saturday, February 1st St. Brigid’s Day

Solas Bhride Centre Events Visitors are welcome throughout the day.

Weaving St. Brigid’s Crosses

Workshop in which participants will have the opportunity to weave a St. Brigid’s cross
Presenters: Solas Bhride Team
Venue: Solas Bhride Centre, Tully Road
Time: 10.30 a.m. – 12.00 p.m.
Admission: Free

Traditions and Customs

Revisiting some of the traditions and customs associated with St. Brigid and their relevance today.
Presenters: Solas Bhride Team
Venue: Solas Bhride Centre, Tully Road
Time: From 2.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.
Admission: €10.00 (incl.tea/coffee)

Sunday, February 2nd

Eucharistic Celebration at St. Brigid’s well

Time: 10.30 a.m.
Followed by refreshments at Solas Bhride.
Car parking spaces available at Solas Bhride Centre, Tully Road from 10.00 a.m. onwards

Harp Recital

Come and enjoy a taste of Ireland’s unique harping heritage with Sarah Freeley
Venue: Solas Bhride Centre, Tully Road
Time: 2.30 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.
Tea/Coffee – donation welcome
Solas Bhride Centre open for visitors from 12.00 noon to 4.30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 4th

Where have all the insects gone?

Practical steps on how to make gardens pollinator friendly
Presenter: Juanita Browne, Natural Biodiversity Data Centre
Venue: Solas Bhride Centre, Tully Road
Time: 10.00 a.m. – 12.00 p.m.
Admission: €5.00 (incl. tea/coffee)

Annual Celtic Lecture

This Sacred Universe: At the Heart of Religion and Science
Presenter: Niamh Brennan, MA, M.Ed
Venue: Kildare Education Centre
Time: 8.00 p.m – 9.00 p.m.
Admission FREE
Sponsored by Kildare Education Centre.
Enquiries to Kildare Education Centre: Phone 045-530200
email: oce@eckildare.ie

Wednesday, February 5th

Sacred Dance

Experience harmony, peace and joy as we move gently into Spring.
Presenters: Solas Bhride Team
Venue: Solas Bhride Centre, Tully Road
Time: 10.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.
Admission: €10.00 (incl. tea/coffee

St. Brigid of Ireland In Europe – a conversation

Presenters: Liam Kenny, local historian
Venue: Solas Bhride Centre, Tully Road
Time: 7.30 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.
Tea/Coffee – donation welcome

Thursday, February 6th

Fire and Water: a prayerful reflection

Presenter: Noreen Ramsay
Venue: Solas Bhride Centre, Tully Road
Time: 10.30 a.m. – 11.30 a.m.
Admission: €5.00 (incl.tea/coffee)

Floral Art Demonstration

Presenter: Enda Thompson Phelan, AOIFA
Venue: Solas Bhride Centre
Time: 2.00p.m.- 4.00p.m.
Admission: 10.00 (incl. tea/coffee)

‘In ainm Bhríde’ / ‘In Brigid’s Name’

An evening celebrating our local poets, writers, musicians and dancers at Kildare Town Library.
Venue: Kildare Town Library
Time: 7.00 p.m. refreshments
7.30 p.m. Main event
For details of other events at the Kildare Town Library contact Ph: 045 520235 or kildarelib@kildarecoco.ie or visit www.kildare.ie

Friday, February 7th

Féile Bríde Concert

Featuring Steve Cooney and Cormac Breatnach
‘The best musicians always have their own distinctive
sound... and their sound is instantly recognisable.’ Aoife Nic Cormic
Venue: Solas Bhride Centre, Tully Road
Time: 8.00 p.m. – 9.30 p.m.
Admission: €25.00
Tickets available from Solas Bhride Centre or Kildare Heritage Centre

Booking essential - a magical & unique night of music awaits!

Saturday, February 8th

Afri Justice & Peace Conference

“Rekindling; Revitalizing; Re-wilding; Restoring”
Venue: Solas Bhride Centre
Time: 9.50 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.
Booking essential: admin@afri.ie or Phone 01 8384204
Full details of the Conference available on www.afri.ie

Events at Kildare Heritage Centre

St. Brigid’s Treasure Trail
A fun way for childen (11 + ) to explore the sites associated with St. Brigid. Maps available from the Heritage Centre.
Event ongoing throughout Feile Bride.
Legends of Kildare Virtual Reality Experience: 20% discount for week of Feile Bride.
The Three Abbey Walking Tour
A tour around Kildare’s monastic city.
Information on all Heritage Centre events available
on www.kildareheritage.com
or Ph 045 530672


St. Brigid’s Cathedral

Opening hours - Please check with Kildare Heritage Centre or Solas Bhride.
For all other enquiries on Féile events:

Solas Bhríde Centre
Ph: 045 522890
Email: info@solasbhride.ie
Kildare Heritage Centre
Ph: 045 530672
Email: info@kildareheritage.ie