Solas Bhride continues to welcome many pilgrim groups both National and International. We were delighted to welcome groups from USA, Canada, Norway, Germany, Holland, Portugal, England, Italy, Australia and Brazil to name but a few. A growing trend this year is the number of parish groups who visited the Centre.
Solas Bhride was privileged to host the delegates of the Brigidine Sisters International Forum for a day’s reflection during their meeting in Ireland in May.
World Youth Day
Kildare and Leighlin’s Youth Ministry Team led a youth diocesan pilgrimage to the International World Youth Day, Krakow 2016 – 24th – 31st July.
The young people had been making preparations in their parishes and held their final preparation meetings at Solas Bhride.
Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board – Community Education Service “Remembrance and Rebellion 2016 Project
People from all across Co. Kildare flocked to the beautiful surroundings of Solas Bhride in Kildare town for the 2016 Adult Learner Festival. The night featured an enchanting exhibition and celebration of the ‘Remembrance and Rebellion 2016 Project’ involving 8 Community Education projects from across Co. Kildare supported by Kildare & Wicklow Education & Training Board. ‘Remembrance and Rebellion’ was part of AONTAS Adult Learners Festival, and was organised by The Community Education Service-Kildare.
Photograph: Conor O’Leary, tutor, and Fiona O’Keeffe, KWETB, Sr Mary Minehan, Solas Bhride, Susan Cullinane and Lisa Hopkins. Photo: Tony Keane