Solas Bhride Centre and Hermitages

Come to the new Solas Bhride Spirituality Centre and Hermitages and explore the heritage and legacy of St. Brigid of Kildare.

Solas Bhride (BrigidÕs light/flame) Centre was established in Kildare town by the Brigidine sisters for the purpose of exploring promoting and developing the heritage and legacy of St. Brigid of Kildare. Brigid’s flame tended in Solas Bhride since it was relit in Kildare in 1993 is a beacon of hope justice and peace for our world. This small centre became a popular destination for pilgrims and visitors local national and international.The growing numbers created an urgent need for a larger Centre and Hermitages. Hence the new Solas Bhride Centre.

The new Centre is a beautifully designed building evoking many aspects of BrigidÕs legacy and legends. It has won a national award from the Irish Construction Industry in the category: The Sustainability Initiative 2014.

The Centre and gardens are being integrated into a natural landscape with a meditative garden labyrinth and cosmic walk.

Location: Tully Road Kildare Town (adjacent to Irish National Stud)

Opening Hours

Centre open to pilgrims/visitors from 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. Monday – Friday

Saturday and Sunday by appointment- 045 522890 / 086 3410082

The Centre at Solas Bhride offers an opportunity to visitors/pilgrims to walk in the footsteps of St. Brigid. It welcomes people of all faiths and of no faith. Those who come to the Centre will have the opportunity to learn about the traditions values and spirituality of Ireland’s Patroness.

A visit to the Centre could include:

Pilgrimage
– A Reflection on St. Brigid
– Walking the labyrinth
– Ritual at St. BrigidÕs Well
– Visit to St. BrigidÕs Cathedral
– Visit to St. BrigidÕs Parish Church

An Introduction to the New Centre and its environs

Time for Meditation and Prayer

Time to gift oneself with a quiet reflective day/half day

Hermitages
The Centre has three self- contained Hermitages which provide an opportunity for pilgrims to stay and experience solitude and quiet in a nurturing atmosphere.

Booking: email info@solasbhride.ie Tel: 045 522890

Some of the Events include:

The Annual FŽile Br’de – January 31st – February 8th 2015

A week-long festival includes a candlelight pilgrimage to St. BrigidÕs well on January 31st. Workshops Justice & Peace conference Celtic Lecture Music and Poetry.

Meditation / Mindfulness
Workshops on topics such as: Legacy of St. Brigid Celtic Spirituality Ecology Personal Development É

Celebration of Christian Celtic Feasts

Advent and Lenten Programmes

Conferences Ð (Rooms available for renting when available)

Details of all programmes offered will be available on www.solasbhride.ie

Comment from pilgrim/visitors who have come on pilgrimage:

ÒWe specialise in planning Religious Christian Spiritual Cultural and Educational itineraries in Ireland. In all our itineraries we include a visit to Solas Bhride. Our adult groups find the experience inspirational and a meaningful experience of our Irish Christian heritage especially the sistersÕ in-depth knowledge and passion for St. Brigid.Youth groups are also captivated by their story and the visit is usually the highlight of their trip.A recent group described their visit as an Òincredible enriching experience.Ó

Kathleen McDonagh Director Celtic Footstep Tours.

  • Celebration of Christian Celtic Feasts
  • Advent and Lenten Programmes
  • Conferences – (Rooms available for renting when available)

Details of all programmes offered will be available on www.solasbhride.ie
Comment from pilgrim/visitors who have come on pilgrimage:
We specialise in planning Religious Christian Spiritual Cultural and Educational itineraries in Ireland. In all our itineraries we include a visit to Solas Bhride. Our adult groups find the experience inspirational and a meaningful experience of our Irish Christian heritage especially the sisters’ in-depth knowledge and passion for St. Brigid.Youth groups are also captivated by their story and the visit is usually the highlight of their trip.A recent group described their visit as an “incredible enriching experience.”
Kathleen McDonagh Director Celtic Footstep Tours.

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