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Weaving St. Brigid’s Crosses

Solas Bhride Centre Solas Bhride Centre & Hermitages, Tully Road,, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare

Weaving St. Brigid’s Crosses Workshop in which participants will have the opportunity to weave a St. Brigid’s cross. Venue:         Solas Bhride Centre, Tully Road, Kildare Town Time:           10.30 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. Admission:  FREE Visitors are welcome throughout the day

Traditions and Customs

Solas Bhride Centre Solas Bhride Centre & Hermitages, Tully Road,, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare

Revisiting some of the traditions and customs associated with St. Brigid and their relevance today. Despite her high profile St. Brigid has always been an ellusive figure but there is a wealth of folklore surrounding her.  In their presentation the Solas Bhride Team members, Margaret Walsh and Brenda Kindergan will explore many of the customs […]

€10

Eucharistic Celebration at St. Brigid’s well

St. Brigid's Well Brallistown Little,, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare

Followed by refreshments at Solas Bhride. Car parking spaces available at Solas Bhride Centre, Tully Road from 10.00 a.m. onwards Mass at the Well begins at 10.30 a.m. Solas Bhride Centre open for visitors throughout the day from 12.00 noon - 4.30 p.m.

Harp Recital

Solas Bhride Centre Solas Bhride Centre & Hermitages, Tully Road,, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare

Come and enjoy a taste of Ireland’s unique harping heritage with Sarah Freely Venue:          Solas Bhride Centre, Tully Rd Time:            2.30 p.m - 3.30 p.m. Admission:  Free

Where have all the insects gone?

Solas Bhride Centre Solas Bhride Centre & Hermitages, Tully Road,, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare

Practical steps on how to make gardens pollinator friendly. Presenter:       Juanita Browne, Natural Biodiversity Data Centre Juanita coordinates implementation of the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan working with the National Biodiversity Data Centre. One third of our bee species are threatened with extinction from Ireland. This is because we have drastically reduced  the amount of food (flowers) and safe […]

€5

Annual Celtic Lecture

Kildare Education Centre Friary Rd, Kildare town, Co. Kildare

This Sacred Universe:  At the heart of religion and science Presenter:  Niamh Brennan Niamh Brennan (MA Development Studies; MA Culture and Spirituality) is a writer and workshop facilitator in the area of cosmology and spirituality. She is co-author with Greg Morter of the e-book The Universe Story in Science and Myth for Green Spirit. She […]

FREE

Sacred Dance

Solas Bhride Centre Solas Bhride Centre & Hermitages, Tully Road,, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare

Experience harmony, peace and joy as we move gently into Spring. Sacred Dance emerged from European classical and folk dance traditions. Originally whole villages danced together for special celebrations or rituals that usually had a spiritual dimension that brought about a greater integration and harmony of body, mind and spirit. Sacred Dance involves movement in […]

€10

St. Brigid of Ireland In Europe

Solas Bhride Centre Solas Bhride Centre & Hermitages, Tully Road,, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare

Presenter:  Liam Kenny Kildare historian, Liam Kenny, is author of numerous articles on the very popular “Looking Back Series” in the Lenister Leader. His articles cover a variety of topics relating to the history, archaeology and heritage of Co. Kildare. Liam’s choice of topic for this Feile Bride event is “Brigid of Kildare in Europe […]

 Fire and Water:  a prayerful reflection      

Solas Bhride Centre Solas Bhride Centre & Hermitages, Tully Road,, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare

Presenter: Noreen Ramsay is a contemporary Irish artist, working with glass and porcelain, to create beautiful gifts for special occasions and art for sacred spaces. She tells a story through her art, expressing symbolically in imagery, what cannot easily be expressed in words. Mainly working with overlapping layers of glass and ceramic she creates three […]

€5

Floral Art Demonstration

Solas Bhride Centre Solas Bhride Centre & Hermitages, Tully Road,, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare

  Presenter: Enda Thompson Phelan, AOIFA Venue:  Solas Bhride Centre, Tully Rd, Kildare Town

€10

Kildare Town Library Event.

Kildare Town Library Claregate St, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare

"In ainm Bhride"/ 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 Other events at Kildare Town Library include: Cross Weaving with Beth Murphy Exhibition of pages from Josephine Hardiman's "Book of Kildare" Contact […]

Afri Peace and Justice Conference

Solas Bhride Centre Solas Bhride Centre & Hermitages, Tully Road,, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare

“Rekindling, Revitalising, Rewilding, Restoring” Greta Thunberg has become a world leader, speaking truth to power, exposing the emperor's 'no clothes' - doing what those in power have abysmally failed to do. The Feile Bride Afri Conference will be a response to Greta's call to action.  This will be the first year of the decade of […]

Weaving Hope into our Saint Brigid’s Cross

Kildare Town Library Claregate St, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare

Weaving Hope into our Saint Brigid’s Cross Join Beth Murphy on a virtual trip across the Curragh in search of rushes to continue the annual custom of St. Brigid’s Cross weaving. Then join her in a 90 minute on-line workshop. Booking through Eventbrite:

Weaving Hope into our Saint Brigid’s Cross

Kildare Town Library Claregate St, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare

Weaving Hope into our Saint Brigid’s Cross Join Beth Murphy on a virtual trip across the Curragh in search of rushes to continue the annual custom of St. Brigid’s Cross weaving. Then join her in a 90 minute on-line workshop. Booking through Eventbrite:

A presentation on The Customs and Traditions associated with Saint Brigid.

Online

Join Margaret Walsh and Brenda Kindregan (Cairde Bhride) as they explore the Customs and Traditions associated with Saint Brigid. In the folk tradition of Ireland and the Celtic Calendar, the first day of February is the beginning of Spring and the beginning of the agriculture year. Join Brenda and Margaret as they explore these Customs […]

€11.53

Meditation from the Brigid Room

Solas Bhride Centre Solas Bhride Centre & Hermitages, Tully Road,, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare

Meditation from the Brigid Room You are invited to virtually join with us at Solas Bhride for the first of two short meditations/reflections Gift yourself some time in quiet reflection and meditation. We invite you to journey inward to your sacred space and be in touch with the light within you. Booking through Eventbrite:

FREE

Webinar on Saint Brigid of Kildare: Her Relevance for our Time.

Online

Saint Brigid of Kildare: Her Relevance for our time Tune in to Solas Bhride for a talk on Saint Brigid with Rita Minehan CSB and glean some gems of Celtic Wisdom. This webinar will respond to the question: Who was saint Brigid of Kildare? It will include some of the rich resources associated with her; […]

€11.53

The Hills Speak – History and Mystery

Kildare Town Library Claregate St, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare

The Hills Speak – History and Mystery Join author John Kenny and Illustrator Dolores Keaveney to share the myths and legends of Saint Brigid. “…we discovered the myths and legends that emerged over the centuries on St. Brigid.  The hills of Ardagh in Longford, Croghan in Offaly and Uisneach in Westmeath all have their stories.  […]

Meditation from the Brigid Room

Online

Meditation from the Brigid Room You are invited to virtually join with us at Solas Bhride for the first of two short meditations/reflections Gift yourself some time in quiet reflection and meditation. We invite you to journey inward to your sacred space and be in touch with the light within you. Booking through Eventbrite:

Afri: An Online Gathering

Online

Afri:  An online gathering with reflections, music, poetry and film This year’s Féile Bríde notice comes to you with the unsurprising news that we will not be able to gather this February in the lovely surrounds of Solas Bhríde in Kildare. We will miss the fáilte and the hospitality that we’ve experienced from our Brigidine […]

Pilgrimage on St. Brigid Eve

St. Brigid's Well Brallistown Little,, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare

Join us for a pilgrimage on the threshold of spring.

Guided Meditative Walk in Solas Bhride

Solas Bhride Centre Solas Bhride Centre & Hermitages, Tully Road,, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare

Brigid of Kildare has left an inspiring legacy. The Meditative walk in the Centre grounds will focus on her legacy as a spiritual leader, peacemaker,....

€5

Sacred Dance at Solas Bhride

Solas Bhride Centre Solas Bhride Centre & Hermitages, Tully Road,, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare

Join us as we celebrate our journey with Brigid through dance and story

€15.00

Re-wilding Soul

Solas Bhride Centre Solas Bhride Centre & Hermitages, Tully Road,, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare

Brenda Kindregan invites us to join with her and explore together through music, poetry, legend, and story, pathways of the inner journey towards soulfulness

€10.00

Walk and Explore the Secrets of the Curragh

Solas Bhride Centre Solas Bhride Centre & Hermitages, Tully Road,, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare

Mary O’Connor will lead you on a walk on the Little Curragh where you will be introduced to its unique species-diverse and interesting flora and fauna.

€10.00

Reclamation of Language and Biodiversity

Kildare Town Library Claregate St, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare

Solas Bhríde together with Kildare Town Library invite you to join Ronán and Rossa Ó Snodaigh (Kila) in conversation with Deirdre Lane (ShamrockSpring)

Afri Justice and Peace online Conference

Join Afri’s Féile Bríde Online Justice and Peace Conference – the conference entitled “Moving towards the light-meeting the Challenges of Conflict and Climate” will be delivered online For information on Afri Conference contact: admin@afri.ie or www.afri.ie

Mass at St. Brigid’s Well

St. Brigid's Well Brallistown Little,, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare

We close Féile Bríde with Mass at St. Brigid’s Garden Well