Posted 07/11/2015

Solas Bhride Centre and Hermitages

Solas Bhride is a Christian Spirituality Centre.

The Centre welcomes people of all faiths and of no faith.
The Vision of the Centre is to unfold the legacy of St. Brigid and its relevance for our time.


Solas Bhride, in Kildare Town, caters for pilgrims from all over the world.

The Sisters of St. Brigid were restored by Bishop Daniel Delany, in Tullow, Co. Carlow, on 1st February 1807. The Brigidine Sisters came to live in Kildare in August 1992.

​Solas Bhride Centre

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.

Booking: email:

​Féile Bríde

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.

St. Brigid

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.