St. Brigid of Kildare

Picture of Centre from Cosmic WalkIt has been a long and winding road but finally Solas Bhride Centre and Hermitages is ready to open the doors to the public. It is the time of year when many towns and cities around the country have special ceremonies to mark the turning on of the Christmas Lights. However, it was not Christmas Lights but Traffic Lights that caused the delay in Solas Bhride being able to open its doors. The final electrical connections will be completed this week and we look forward to welcoming people to our new Centre.

What Solas Bhride Offers:

Solas Bhride offers a wide range of spiritual experiences such as:

• Sharing and celebrating the story of Brigid in a creative and life-giving way

• Facilitating pilgrimages to St. Brigid’s well (10 minute walk from the Centre) and other Brigid sites – St. Brigid’s Cathedral, The Curragh Plains

• A reflective walk around the grounds of the Centre which contain a labyrinth, a beautiful sculpture of St. Brigid and three Hermitages

• Workshops on St. Brigid and Celtic Spirituality, Weaving of St. Brigid’s cross and much more..

A minimum of one hour, half day, full day and two day programmes on offer.


48 km from Dublin on route M7, Exit 13
Next door to Irish National Stud and Gardens
Close to the Kildare Village Retail Outlet
1.5 km from St. Brigid’s Cathedral, Round tower and Heritage Centre
Coach and car parking space in the grounds of the Centre
The Kildare Village shuttle bus which meets trains will pass by our door.

A recent review:

 “Everyone on the trip said the day we spent in Kildare was the best day of our ten day Irish pilgrimage.” (Group of 48, Boston, May 2014.)