Solas Bhride Centre offers:
- An introduction to the new Centre and its Environs
- Introduction to Legacy of St. Brigid
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday: 10am – 5pm.
Centre open to pilgrims / visitors on Saturday and Sunday by appointment.
Telephone: 045 522890 / 086 3410082.
Location: Tully Road, Kildare Town. (adjacent to the Irish National Stud).
It is close to St. Brigid's Well and within walking distance of St. Brigid's Cathedral, the original monastic site.
The design of the centre is inspired by the evocative imagery of Brigid's legacy and legends, and it is a unique ecologically sustainable centre.
Solas Bhride Centre has 3 self-contained Hermitages which are available for short term stay for those who wish to have time out for quiet reflection.
Féile Bríde – Brigid’s Festival - is a week- long series of events commencing on the eve of St. Brigid’s Day, the first day of February.
Féile Bríde, incorporates a Peace and Justice conference in collaboration with Afri – Action from Ireland, workshops, and a candle lit ritual on Brigid’s Eve at the well.
Pilgrimage and a Peace and Justice Conference are core components.
Brigid was born in the 5th Century and she embodies in herself the pre-Christian Celtic and Christian Celtic spirit. She founded a double monastery for men and women in Kildare.
She is renowned as a spiritual leader, a peacemaker, and an advocate of the poor.
Brigid's flame was relit in Kildare in 1993 and it is a beacon of hope, justice, and pece for our world.