St. Brigid of Kildare

Update on Project – February 2014

Good News – Commencement of Project!
TWe are delighted to share the good news that construction of the new Centre and Hermitages began on Tuesday, March 19th, 2013.   It has been a long road with many twists and turns. The contract was signed on Friday March 15th and Manley Construction Ltd. moved onto the site on Tuesday 19th. (See Development Update for progress to date.)

Photo:  Sr. Rita Minehan turning the sod for the new Centre!

This makes our final fundraising drive all the more urgent!

We have succeeded in securing a grant of €150,00 from Kildare Leader Partnership. We had hopes for a larger grant but are grateful for what we have received.

We are happy to share with you the following information.  The good news is that we have raised €3,060,000.  (80% of the funds needed.)  We now need your help to raise the final 20% of the cost.

Projected Cost of Centre and Hermitages is now €4,000,000
Funds already raised €3,060,000
 Capital Grants    €150,000
Fundraising Target    €790,000

We are deeply grateful to the Brigidine congregation, individual donors, fundraisers, the community of Kildare, friends of St. Brigid, those who supported the ‘sponsor a block’ campaign, and those who sent donations via post, bank and web, whose efforts and generosity have raised €3,060,000.

How can you help?

With the commencement of construction we have renewed energy for our final fundraising drive.  We would really appreciate new fundraisers to help with this campaign. Some may wish to organise a fundraising event for the Centre, others may wish to send a donation directly via post, bank or web.

You may wish to contribute a ThermoPlan block, (highly insulated clay blocks), and help make this Centre possible.  Blocks will continue to be sold across the world throughout the fundraising campaign.

Blocks cost:           €10.00,    $20 US,   $20 Australian… each.

Details of how to make a donation online are available on the Donation Section of our Website.
We appeal to all friends of Solas Bhride to support us with this project and “open as many doors” for us as possible!

Solas Bhride Centre and Hermitages is a Limited Company with charitable status.

To learn more about the development of the Solas Bhride Centre and Hermitages visit our development section More Information Here »
To help us reach our target, make a donation or buy a block Make a Donation Here »