St. Brigid of Kildare

Féile Bríde:  – Weaving a new vision: caring for all creation
Sunday, January 31st – Sunday, February 7th

Saturday, January 30th
Weaving St. Brigid’s Crosses

Venue:   Kildare Town Library
Time:     11.00 – 12.00

Kildare through the Lens
Photographic Exhibition by Michael Anderton
Venue: Kildare Town Heritage Centre
Exhibition runs for the duration of the Féile

celticknotSunday, January 31st
Kildare Monastic Trail
 Assemble: Kildare Town Heritage Centre
Time: 2.30

Solas Bhride Centre open to Visitors
Weaving St. Brigid’s crosses
 Time:      2.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.
Brigid’s Eve Ritual at St. Brigid’s Well on January 31stsaint-brigids-well-kildare-1-150x150
A pilgrimage of quiet reflection, song and prayer on the eve of springtime.
Assemble: Japanese Gardens’ car park at 7.20 p.m.
Time: 7.30-9.00 p.m.
If you wish bring a light/lantern and bring suitable clothing and footwear.

Monday, February 1st – Lá Fhéile Bhríde
Customs & Traditions
Revisiting some of the customs & traditions associated with St. Brigid
Venu2360180e:         Solas Bhride Centre
Presenters: Solas Bhride Team
Time:           11.00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m
Admission:  €5.00

Afternoon:  Centre open for Visitors
Owen Lynch
Songs of Inspiration: Owen C Lynch & friends in Concer

An atmospheric & uplifting evening of sacred & secular music
Venue: Solas Bhride Centre & Hermitages, Tully Road
Time: 8.00 p.m.
Booking Essential: Tickets €20, available through the Heritage Centre Ph: 045 530672 or
Solas Bhride: Ph: 045 522890

Tuesday, Fe
bruary 2nd
A morning of quiet reflection
Presenters: Solas Bhride Team
Venue: Solas Bhride Centre, Tully Road
Time: 10.30 a.m. – 11.30 a.m.

Brigid’s Bounty
Venue: Boyle’s, Market Square, Kildare town
Time: 7.30 – 9.00 p.m.
Join sisters Susan and Judith Boyle at this tasting event where we will try a variety of food and drinks inspired by Brigid and the creatures of the earth
€10 Booking essential: Ph: Judith at 086 8418909
Wednesday, February 3rd
Sacred Dance
An hour of gentle movement that refreshes body, mind and spirit
Presenters: Solas Bhride Team
Venue: Solas Bhride Centre, Tully Road
Time: 11.00 a.m.- 12.30 noon
Admission: €8.00

Annual Celtic Heritage Lecture
Weaving a New Vision; caring for all creation
Presenter:  Donal Dorr spms
Venue: Kildare Education Centre
Time: 8.00 p.m. – 9.00

Snowdrops web smallThursday, February 4th
The Joys of Spring

An Interpretative Floral Art Demonstration
Presenter: Enda Thompson Phelan, A.O.I.F.A.
Venue: Solas Bhride
Time: 2.30 p.m. – 4.30 p.m.

Admission: €10 including tea/coffee

“We Can Never Have Enough of Nature”.
Celebrating the Festival of Brigid at Kildare Town Library
Enjoy Readings by Martin Malone , the Wordsmiths Writers Group and others accompanied by music
Venue: Kildare Town Library
Time: 7.30 – 9.00 p.m.

Saturday, February 6th
A Time of Opportunity

Afri Justice and Peace Conference
Full details available on or email
Venue: Solas Bhride Centre

Sunday February 7th,

Mass at St. Brigid’s Well
Time: 10.30 a.m.
Followed by welcome cup of tea/coffee in Solas Bhride Centre, Tully Road

Weaving strands of a new vision of creationindex
Join us as we explore through music, poetry and legend ways in which vision interlaces with life.
Presenter: Solas Bhride Team
Venue: Solas Bhride Centre, Tully Road
Time: 12.00 noon
Admission: €5.00

Enquires re other events at the Feile to The Heritage Centre, Ph: 045 530672 Email: and Solas Bhride Centre email:
Ph: 045 522890