Feile Bride 2014 – Kindling Sparks of Hope

Feile Bride – January 31st – February 9th:   Programme of Events
Friday, January 31
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Weaving St. Brigid’s crosses
An opportunity to learn the skill of weaving a St. Brigid’s cross.
Venue:            Kildare Town Heritage Centre
Time:              2.00—4.30 pm

 Brigid’s Eve Ritual at St. Brigid’s Well
A pilgrimage of quiet reflection, song and prayer on the eve of springtime.
Assemble: Japanese Gardens’ car park at 7.20 p.m.
Time: 7.30-9.30 p.m.
If you wish bring a light/lantern

Saturday, February 1st –  Lá Fhéile Bhríde –  St. Brigid’s Day
A Walk in the Footsteps of St. Brigid

Assemble in the Market Square at St. Brigid’s Flame for a
guided walk, revisiting the ancient monastic sites of Kildare Town.

Time:     11.00 a.m.

Weaving St. Brigid’s Crosses
A weaving workshop where participants will have the
opportunity to weave a St. Brigid’s cross

Venue: 
Kildare Town Library
Time: 
11.00 a.m. – 12.30 pm


Craft Exhibition
Venue:  
Kildare Town Heritage Centre
Time:     
1.00 – 5.00  pm

Unveiling of Sculpture of St. Brigid
NB: Sculpture delayed in transit so unveiling deferred.

A beautiful new sculpture of St. Brigid will be unveiled at the site of the new Solas Bhride Centre and Hermitages, Tully Road, Kildare.
Car Parking:  Japanese Gardens car park.
Time:
  3.00 p.m.

 Sunday, February 2nd
Craft Exhibition
Venue:  
Kildare Town Heritage Centre
Time:     
1.00 – 5.00  pm

Women making their Mark on The Curragh
(1.30pm – 5.00 pm)

A glimpse into the lives of women who work on or near Brigid’s pastures!
Suitable footwear essential.
Assemble:       1.30 p.m. in the Market Square.
Cost:               €10.00 includes ticket for bus.
Booking essential: Tickets available through the Heritage Centre
045 530672 Email: info@kildareheritage.com

Monday, February 3rd
An evening of music with Luka Bloom
Venue:                        Heritage Centre
Time:             
8.00 pm
Booking essential: Tickets, €25, available through the Heritage Centre
Ph: 045 530672 Email: info@kildareheritage.com
Only 4 tickets remaining. 
Proceeds to Solas Bhride Centre and Hermitages Building Fund.

Tuesday, February 3rd
Quiet Reflection & Meditation
An hour of quiet and relaxation.
Venue:            Solas Bhride, Dara Park

Time:              11.00 am

Brigid, Bees & Brewing
Venue:            Boyle’s Pub

Time:              7.30 pm

Admission:      €8.00
Booking essential through Boyle’s or Judy at 086 8418909
Wednesday, February 5th
Creative Movement

An hour of gentle movement that refreshes body, mind and spirit.
Venue:                        Solas Bhride, Dara Park

Time:                          11.00 am

Annual Celtic Lecture
“The Spiritual Legacy of Patrick Kavanagh”
Lecture by Una Agnew ssl
Venue:            Kildare Education Centre
Time:            
8.00 p.m.

Sponsored by Kildare Education Centre

Thursday, February 6th
“Brigid’s Spring Awakening” – a literary celebration with music in Kildare Town Library
Venue:
           Kildare Town Library
Time:              7.30 pm

Hosted by Kildare Library

Saturday February 8th
2014 Afri Justice and Peace Conference

Full details available on www.afri.ie or email afri@iol.ie
Venue: Osborne Centre, Irish National Stud

Sunday February 9th,
Mass at St. Brigid’s Well
Time:              10.30 a.m.

Followed by welcome cup of tea/coffee in the Parish Centre.

“To Celebrate Sparks of Hope”
A morning of music, song and story
Music, by “Highly Strung”
Venue:          Aras Bhride, Kildare Town

Time:              12.00-1.30 p.m.
Admission:     €10.00   Concessions: €8.00