St. Brigid of Kildare

Who We Are

Solas Bhride Centre & Hermitages is an initiative of the Brigidine Sisters. The Centre evolved from 25 years of Brigidine ministry in Kildare Town. The Brigidine Sisters came to Kildare 1992 with the intention of reconnecting with their Celtic Christian roots, and reclaiming St. Brigid of Kildare in a new way for a new millennium. A resurgence of interest in the life and legacy of St. Brigid worldwide and an increasing number of pilgrims and visitors coming to 14 Dara Park, home of the sisters, led to the dreaming, building and official opening of Solas Bhride Centre & Hermitages in 2015.

Solas Bhride Centre & Hermitages is a limited company with charitable status. It is governed by a Board of Directors and a Centre Management Team

Our Team

Centre Co-ordinator: Phil O’Shea, csb
Mary Minehan, csb
Rita Minehan, csb
Administration/Faith Development: Geraldine Moore

Cairde Bhride

Solas Bhride has been accompanied on its journey in Kildare by Cairde Bhride, a group of men and women who are inspired by the values of St. Brigid. We work together to promote the spiritual and cultural heritage of Brigid of Kildare.

Governance: Solas Bhride Centre & Hermitages Ltd. is a registered charity and has a voluntary Board of Directors.

Board of Directors

Rita Minehan, csb – Chairpeson
Jim Kavanagh – Company Secretary
Mary Minehan, csb
Mary Hiney, csb
Patrick Gleeson
Treasa Harkin
William Redmond
Betty McDonald, csb

Board of Directors Contact
Post: Chairperson,
Solas Bhride Centre & Hermitages CLG
Tully Road,
Kildare Town
Telephone No: 045 522890

Governance Code Sub-Committee
Treasa Harkin
Phil O’Shea
Geraldine Moore

Finance Sub-Committee
Rita Minehan
William Redmond
Phil O’Shea

Company Information and Charity Status:
Solas Bhride Centre & Hermitages CLG is a registered company.
Companies Number: 478447

Solas Bhride Centre & Hermitages is a registered charity.
Charity Number: CHY 18649
Charities Regulatory Authority Number 20071950

Audited Accounts:
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