St. Brigid of Kildare

Féile Bríde

2023

Brigid

Flame of Justice and Peace

January 31st to February 7th

Kildare Town, Co. Kildare

Welcome to Solas Bhríde Centre and Hermitages.

Solas Bhríde is a Christian Spirituality Centre which welcomes people of all faiths and of no faith. The vision of the centre is to welcome all to know and be inspired by Saint Brigid whose legacy is ever more relevant for our world today.

We are delighted to be part of Brigid 1500 Celebrating

A Woman, A Life, A Legacy, which will be marked in 2024

Recent News

Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage is our core ministry, welcoming and facilitating those who wish to undertake a personal pilgrimage, celebrate our Christian Celtic heritage and our interconnectedness with all creation.

The values of Saint Brigid underpin all our activities.

Hospitality

Ecological Awareness

Social Justice

Contemplation

Compassion & Peace

Tranquillity & Celebration

You will find a céad míle fáilte on visiting Solas Bhríde. For information on programme of events and centre facilities please continue to scroll through our site.

Féile Bríde 2023 is sponsored by the Brigidine Sisters, Kildare County Council & Into Kildare

Upcoming Events at Solas Bhríde

Jan 2023
31 January 2023 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Japanese Garden’s Carpark, Japanese Gardens
Kildare,
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January 31st Pilgrimage on St. Brigid’s Eve

Join us for a candlelight pilgrimage on St. Brigid’s eve and the threshold of spring. Assemble at the Japanese Gardens car park from 7.20 p.m. Car parking facilities are available […]

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31 January 2023 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Hill of Allen, Hill Of Allen
Allen, Co. Kildare Ireland
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Lighting the Hill of Allen

Into Kildare to illuminate the Hill of Allen to honour Kildare’s very own patron saint. Time:  6.00 p.m. – 12.00 a.m. Events at Kildare Heritage Centre Visit Kildare Town Heritage […]

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Feb 2023
01 February 2023 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Solas Bhride Centre, Solas Bhride Centre & Hermitages, Tully Road,
Kildare Town, Co. Kildare R51 Y281 Ireland
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Free

February 1st Lá Fhéile Bhríde – Cross Weaving Workshop

St. Brigid Cross is the most enduring tradition associated with St. Brigid. Learn how to weave a cross at one of our two cross weaving workshops. Time:  10.00 a.m – […]

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01 February 2023 12:00 pm – 12:05 pm
Solas Bhride Centre, Solas Bhride Centre & Hermitages, Tully Road,
Kildare Town, Co. Kildare R51 Y281 Ireland
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February 1st Lá Fhéile Bhríde – Kildare calls for a Pause for Peace

“Peace is a journey of a thousand miles, but it must be taken one step at a time.” L.B.Johnson We invite you to join with us in a Pause for […]

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01 February 2023 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Solas Bhride Website,
€15,00

February 1st Lá Fhéile Bhríde: Customs and Traditions Associated with Saint Brigid

Gleaning wisdom from old customs and traditions to live more fully and sustainably while turning toward a future of greater well-being for ourselves and Planet Earth. Facilitators: Margaret Walsh, Brenda […]

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01 February 2023 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Solas Bhride Centre, Solas Bhride Centre & Hermitages, Tully Road,
Kildare Town, Co. Kildare R51 Y281 Ireland
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Lá Fhéile Bhríde “Book of Kildare Art Exhibition” by Josephine Hardiman

The exhibition will be on throughout the month of February –  Solas Bhride Centre is delighted to host ‘The Book of Kildare: The Brigid Pages’ by Josephine Hardiman, an Art Exhibition […]

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02 February 2023 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Solas Bhride Centre, Solas Bhride Centre & Hermitages, Tully Road,
Kildare Town, Co. Kildare R51 Y281 Ireland
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€15,00

Sacred Circle Dance

Join us as we celebrate Brigid’s story and values through dance movement. Venue: Solas Bhride Spirituality Centre, Tully Road Facilitators:  Terry Hennessy, Betty White. Admission:    €15.00 Circle dancing is an […]

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02 February 2023 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
Kildare Education Centre, Friary Rd
Kildare town, Co. Kildare Ireland
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Annual Celtic Lecture: Awakening – Brigid: Woman, Life, Legacy

Spring is a time of awakening.  Join Mario Corrigan and Rita Minehan as they explore the significance of Brigid: Woman, Life, Legacy. Mario Corrigan is Senior Executive Librarian with Kildare […]

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03 February 2023 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Solas Bhride Centre, Solas Bhride Centre & Hermitages, Tully Road,
Kildare Town, Co. Kildare R51 Y281 Ireland
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€5,00

Walking Nature Meditation

Join the Solas Bhríde Team on a gentle walk through the centre grounds.

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03 February 2023 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Kildare Town Library, Claregate St
Kildare Town, Co. Kildare Ireland
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Vital Signs: Poems of Illness and Healing

A Lecture and Poetry Reading by Martin Dyar, with Music by Treasa Harkin and Mairéad Carroll. Venue:  Library, Kildare Town Time:    7.30 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. Martin Dyar grew up […]

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04 February 2023 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Market Square, Kildare Town
Kildare, Co. Kildare Ireland
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Commemorating the Lighting of the Flame of Hope, Justice and Peace in 1993

30 Years: Commemorating the Lighting of the Flame of Hope, Justice and Peace in 1993 30 years ago a ame was lit by Afri and the Brigidine Sisters to mark […]

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04 February 2023 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Solas Bhride Centre, Solas Bhride Centre & Hermitages, Tully Road,
Kildare Town, Co. Kildare R51 Y281 Ireland
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Afri Justice & Peace Conference: Darkness, Dawn, Light

Afri Justice & Peace Conference: Darkness, Dawn, Light Time:   Registration is 11 a.m. All Day Event Venue: Solas Bhride Spirituality Centre Admission: €30.00 (Concession €15.00) Full details of the Conference […]

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05 February 2023 10:30 am – 11:30 am
St. Brigid’s Well, Brallistown Little,
Kildare Town, Co. Kildare Ireland
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Mass at St. Brigid’s Well

Venue: St. Brigid’s Well Time: 10:30a.m. Car parking facilities are available at Solas Bhríde Spirituality Centre

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05 February 2023 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Solas Bhride Centre, Solas Bhride Centre & Hermitages, Tully Road,
Kildare Town, Co. Kildare R51 Y281 Ireland
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Free

Launch of The Golden Thread album by Anne Rynne

My name is Anne Rynne and I come from a ‘singing’ family. My parents were the first influence in my life when it came to singing. My father, Andy Moore, […]

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06 February 2023 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Solas Bhride Centre, Solas Bhride Centre & Hermitages, Tully Road,
Kildare Town, Co. Kildare R51 Y281 Ireland
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Free

First National Holiday in honour of St. Brigid – A Miscellany of Memories and Music

A Miscellany of Memories and Music Featuring personal reminiscences from the past 30 years of Feile Bride with local mucsicians providing a selection of musical interludes Presenters:  Solas Bhride Team, […]

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06 February 2023 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Solas Bhride Centre, Solas Bhride Centre & Hermitages, Tully Road,
Kildare Town, Co. Kildare R51 Y281 Ireland
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€10,00

A Ramble on St. Brigid’s Pastures

Walk and Explore the secrets of the Curragh

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06 February 2023 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Online,
€15,00

Customs and Traditions Associated with Saint Brigid

Customs and Traditions Associated with Saint Brigid: Gleaning wisdom from old customs and traditions to live more fully and sustainably while turning toward a future of greater well-being for ourselves […]

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07 February 2023 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Solas Bhride Centre, Solas Bhride Centre & Hermitages, Tully Road,
Kildare Town, Co. Kildare R51 Y281 Ireland
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€10,00

Highlighting the European Brigid

Exploring the story of Brigid in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands Presenters:                  Catharina Eljs, Barbara Brosch Time:            […]

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07 February 2023 7:30 pm – 8:15 pm
Solas Bhride Centre, Solas Bhride Centre & Hermitages, Tully Road,
Kildare Town, Co. Kildare R51 Y281 Ireland
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Free

Meditation at the Dawn of Springtime

“If light is in your heart, you will find your way home.” Rumi. Join us in meditation from Solas Bhride as we look towards the light and renewed hope this […]

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Féile Bríde 2023 is sponsored by the Brigidine Sisters, Kildare County Council & Into Kildare

Upcoming Events at Solas Bhríde