St. Brigid of Kildare

Stone cladding on exterior
The cladding on the exterior of the building is completed. The windows have been installed in most rooms.
Rita and site Foreman, Stephen Smyth, walk towards the Reception area.
Roof of Flame Room
Work on the ceiling of the roof in the “Flame Room” continues. The shape of a Brigid’s cross is clearly visible which will be a special feature of this room.

Most of the exterior work on the building has been completed.  Work on the interior is progressing very well.  It is hoped to have the construction work completed by May 2014.
We are grateful to many people who give so generously of their time and expertise to the New Centre and to all those who who have generously donated to the Project.


We still need to raise a further €820,000 to complete the Project.  Any donation is deeply appreciated.  Donations can be made through the Donation Page at this website or directly to Solas Bhride Centre and Hermitages, 14 Dara Park, Kildare Town, Co.Kildare, Ireland.

Conference Room
Rita and Mary stand in the centre of the Brigid Room and are briefed by Stephen. The roof is almost complete and windows will be installed in early January.
Ice Sticks
The heating system will involve Geothermal and Ice Stick heating systems. The photograph shows the ice sticks being installed
Sun sets on building
As dusk descends on a Winter’s evening the building settles into the landscape.