St. Brigid of Kildare

Turning The Sod

To make a long story very short the sod for the new centre was turned in February in 2013 by Rita Minehan, csb. The construction begun in 2013 continued apace […]

Guinness World Record

Another oasis during a difficult time was the Gathering Event in 2013 and the achievement of a Guinness World Record for Solas Bhride by gathering 357 people from near and […]

A Jolt into Action

2012 was probably the darkest period of our journey towards a new centre. Two occurances in late 2012 were catalysts in giving us the courage to move forward with construction. […]

Dalai Lama

Meanwhile the mission continued in Solas Bhride. Solas Bhride was honoured to host the visit of the Dalai Lama to Kildare town in 2011. He addressed over 1,000 people in […]

A Long and Winding Road

It was a long and winding road from 2007 to 2015 as we had to cope with a global economic downturn and the financial crisis in Ireland while constructing a […]

Bicentenary of the Brigidine Congregation

2007 marked the Bicentenary of the Brigidine Congregation. Solas Bhride was honoured to host an international pilgrimage to Kildare for sisters, co-workers, family and friends to mark the occasion. They […]

The Brigid Flame

We take a leap forward to 2006 when Kildare County Council commissioned a sculpture to house the Brigid Flame in the Market Square in Kildare town. President Mary McAleese presided […]


Solas Bhride and Cairde Bhride were involved in the preparation and celebration of the Christlight on the Curragh Plain in the year 2000, when over 20,000 people gathered for an […]

Rekindling the Flame

Rekindling the Flame – a pilgrimage in the footsteps of Brigid of Kildare by Rita Minehan, csb was published by Solas Bhride in 1990. Plans are in progress to update […]

Thomas Berry

As Solas Bhride developed, we too grew more conscious of the interconnectedness of all creation and the need to care for planet earth and the whole community of life. A […]