St. Brigid of Kildare

"Light, Light, the visible reminder of invisible Light" - T.S. Elliott

Summer Greetings from Solas Bhríde Spirituality Centre

We have been truly blessed over the last few weeks by beautiful sunshine. We have also been blessed by the many pilgrim groups and visitors who have ‘dropped in’ to visit and spend some time at the Centre. Many have come to Kildare for the first time but for some, Solas Bhríde is a regular stopping point as they travel to monastic sites around Ireland. We have also noticed an increase in the number of individual pilgrims, family and parish groups who come to Solas Bhríde – all are welcome. If you are in Kildare Town, do drop in…you may like to stroll in the garden, mindfully complete the meditative walk or spend some quiet time in the Brigid or Prayer Rooms.

The summer programme is available to view on our website and includes a Celebration of Mid-summer Light – Solstice time, a Pilgrimage in the Footsteps of St. Brigid and a National Heritage Week event ‘The Wisdom of Trees”. For futher details on these events and how to book see below.

Plans are underway for an exciting programme of events for the Autumn and for the commemoration of Brigid 1500 in 2024. As details are finalised, they will be posted on the Solas Bhríde website.

Warm blessings of love and peace to all.

Solas Bhríde Team & Cairde Bhríde

Pilgrimage Day – Walking in the Footsteps of St Brigid - Saturday 1st July

On this pilgrim journey we invite you spend time in reflection, to visit sites associated with St Brigid with a long spiritual heritage, to slow the pace and to feed the spirit.
Gather at Solas Bhríde Spirituality Centre for 10.30am 

Pilgrimage – Retracing the Footsteps of St Brigid & St Conleth - Saturday 29th July

Look out for news on a pilgrimage organised jointly by Kildare and Newbridge Parishes “Retracing the Footsteps of St Brigid & St Conleth”. The pilgrimage is in prepartion for the commemoration of Brigid 1500 in 2024 and will be led by Bishop Denis Nulty, Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin. Solas Bhríde are delighted to be a part of the preparation of this pilgrimage which will take in parts of the Curragh (Brigid’s Pastures).

Information will be available shortly through Kildare and Newbridge parishes and on here.

National Heritage Week – 'The Wisdom of Trees' - Thursday 17th August

Join us at Solas Bhríde where Paddy Gleeson will lead us on a tree and shrub discovery walk through the Centre grounds, not only informing us of their environmental significance but also sharing much of the ancient folklore and mythology assoicated with our native trees.

This is a family friendly event with a tree naming activity for younger members.

Brigid 1500 at Solas Bhríde

Planning for this momentous year is underway and as events are finalised they will be posted on our website

'Rekindling the Flame'

‘Rekindling the Flame’ is a beautiful collection of story, poems and meditations – the perfect companion for your pilgrim journey in Kildare Town. The book is on sale now and is available to buy by clicking the link below.

Booking is essential for all events.
Further details on all the events can be viewed here.
Please book through our website or if you require assistance please contact us by email: or phone: 045-522890

‘If light is in your heart, you will find your way home’ – Rumi

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