St. Brigid of Kildare

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An International Pilgrimage – Come walk in the footsteps of St. Brigid in Kildare Town, June 15th 2024.

Jun 15, 2024 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This special International Pilgrimage marks the 1500th anniversary of the death of St. Brigid.  We will commemorate and celebrate St. Brigid: A Woman, A Life, A Legacy.

A special welcome to all overseas pilgrims/visitors

"Pilgrimage is a gentle invitation to spend time in reflection, to visit sites with a long spiritual heritage, to slow the pace and feed the spirit." R Minehan - Rekindling the Flame Revised Edition.

Pilgrims are invited to gather at Solas Bhríde Spirituality Centre, Tully Road, Kildare town, R51 Y281 at 10.00 a.m on Saturday, June 15thRegistration and tea/coffee on arrival.

Below is a brief outline of the programme for the day.

10.00a.m. Arrival
10.30a.m.Setting the scene for the pilgrimage
11.15a.m.A short walk on The Curragh Plain (St. Brigid’s Pastures) - Bus will transport pilgrims to and from The Curragh Plain
12.15p.m.Visit to St. Brigid’s Cathedral - site of St. Brigid’s double monastery Visit to St. Brigid’s Parish Church – relic and icon.
1.30p.m.Return to Solas Bhríde for light lunch.
2.15p.m.Walk to St. Brigid’s wells.
3.15p.m.Return to Solas Bhríde for closing ritual.

The pilgrimage will conclude at 4.00 p.m. The total length of the pilgrim walk in the afternoon will be approximately 2km.             

The day will be interspersed with reflection, prayers, storytelling, poetry and music.

Cost:  €30.00 (incl. of light lunch)


Kildare is the homecoming for all who wish to walk in the footsteps of St. Brigid.  Increasing numbers of visitors/pilgrims from all over the world are drawn to Kildare to walk the sites associated with her.

Come! Be part of the unfolding of the legacy of St. Brigid.

A warm welcome awaits you in Kildare on this special day of pilgrimage.


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June 15
10:00 am - 4:00 pm IST
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Solas Bhride Centre
Solas Bhride Centre & Hermitages, Tully Road,
Kildare Town, Co. Kildare R51 Y281 Ireland
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