St. Brigid of Kildare

Feile Bride – Light: A New Awakening – January 30th – February 8th, 2015
Friday, January 30th
Official Opening of Solas Bhride Centre and Hermitages
Venue:  Tully Road, Kildare Town   Time: 2.30 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.

Saturday, January 31st
Brigid’s Eve Ritual at St. Brigid’s Well
A pilgrimage of quiet reflection, song and prayer on the eve of springtime.
Assemble: Japanese Gardens’ car park at 7.20 p.m.
Time: 7.30-9.30 p.m.
If you wish bring a light/lantern and bring suitable clothing and footwear.
Sunday, February 1st – St. Brigid’s Day
Unfolding the Legacy of St. Brigid
Venue:   Solas Bhride Centre, Tully Road
Time: 2.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.   Admission:   €5.00
A Musical Evening with Highly Strung and Philip Scott
Philip Scott is unable to perform due to a chest infection.  Thankfully Owen M C Lynch and David Maguire have kindly agreed to perform with Highly Strung in his absence
Venue: Solas Bhride Centre, Tully Road   Time:   8.00 p.m.
Booking essential:  Tickets €20 available through the Heritage Centre, 045 522890 or
or Solas Bhride, 045 522890 or
(Limited number of tickets available)
Tuesday, February 3rd
Quiet Reflection and Meditation
Venue:  Solas Bhride Centre, Tully Road
Time:  10.30 a.m. – 11.30 a.m.    Admission:   €5.00
Brigid, Bees and Brewing
Venue:  Boyle’s, Market Square, Kildare Town
Time:   7.30 p.m.
– 9.00 p.m.  Admission:   €10.00
Celebrate the legacy of St. Brigid who was renowned for her brewing and bee keeping skills. Presenters: The Boyle Sisters.
Booking Essential:  Phone Judith 086 8418909
Wednesday, February 4th
Spring Awakening: An interpretative Floral Art Demonstration
Venue:  Solas Bhride Centre, Tully Road
Presenter:  Enda Phelan Thompson A.O.I.F.A.
Time:    2.30. – 3.30 pm.  Admission:   €10.00
Brigid’s Way:  National Pilgrim Path
Venue:    Solas Bhride Centre   Time:  4.00 – 4.45
‘‘Brigid’s Way Celtic Pilgrimage: National Pilgrim Path.’ – Brigid’s Way has recently become the 13th National Pilgrim Path in Ireland. Come to hear all about this 9 day pilgrimage from Brigid’s Well in Faughart, County Louth to her Wells & Solas Bhride in Kildare with a short video & announcement of our National Pilgrims Path Day Walk on 4th April in Kildare.’
Presenters:  Karen Ward, Louise O’Donnell  

Annual Celtic Heritage Lecture
The Unfolding Universe – Glimpses into Mystery
Presenter:  Nellie McLoghlin rsm
Venue:  Solas Bhride   Time:  8.00 – 9.00
Sponsored by Kildare Education Centre
Thursday, February 5th
Creative Movement
An hour of gentle movement that refreshes body, mind and spirit.
Venue:  Solas Bhride Centre, Tully Road
Time:  11.00 a.m. – 12.00 noon    Admission:  €5.00

“Where words end, music speaks”: Celebrating the Festival of Brigid at Kildare Town Library
Readings by John McKenna accompanied by music and song
Musicians: Treasa Harkin and Ciaran Wynne

Venue:  Kildare Town Library   Time:  7.30 p.m. – 9.00 p.m
Saturday, February 7th

Occupy the Imagination : Afri Justice and Peace Conference:
Full details available on or email
Sunday February 8th
Mass at St. Brigid’s Well               Time:   10.30 a.m.

Awaken to the Mystery of Being Present here.
(using legend, poetry and song)
Presenter: Solas Bhride Team
Venue: Solas Bhride Centre, Tully Road
Time: 12.00 noon      Admission: €5.00