Solas Bhríde Centre & Hermitages

A popular destination for pilgrims and visitors, local, national and international, Solas Bhride (Brigid’s light/flame) is a Christian Spirituality Centre with a focus on the legacy of St. Brigid. The Centre welcomes people of all faiths and of no faith in their search for meaning on life’s journey. It is the hope of Solas Bhride Centre and Hermitages that all who come into the grounds and cross the threshold into the Centre will find peace.

The Centre is a uniquely designed ecological building in the shape of a St Brigid’s cross. It has achieved national awards, including Green Building Award 2015. The Centre is situated in a natural landscape, with a meditative garden, labyrinth and proposed cosmic walk.

The Centre is located close to St Brigid’s well and within walking distance of St. Brigid’s Cathedral, the original monastic site. It is adjacent to the Irish National Stud and surrounded by the Curragh Plain. (Brigid’’s Pastures)

The vision of the Centre is to unfold the legacy of St. Brigid and its relevance for the world today.

At Solas Bhríde, the story of Brigid is shared and celebrated in a creative and life-giving way and give visitors and pilgrims an opportunity to:

  • Explore the traditions, values and spirituality of Ireland’s patroness
  • Celebrate the Christian Celtic Feasts and the natural and liturgical seasons
  • Afford visitors time to meditate, reflect and pray

The Centre also:

  • Promotes workshops on spirituality and ecology
  • Holds cultural and artistic events
  • Serves as the focal point for the annual Feile Bride Festival, hosting Workshops, Peace & Justice Conference, Feile Concert and the Candlelight Pilgrimage to St Brigid’s well and much more.

Many people visit Solas Bhride to sit awhile with Brigid’s flame. The flame is being tended in Solas Bhride since it was re-lit in Kildare town in 1993. It burns as a beacon of hope, justice and peace for our world.

Hermitages
Through self-contained hermitages there is an opportunity for pilgrims to take time out from the busyness of life and experience solitude and quiet in a nurturing atmosphere. Booking is required.

Solas Bhride Conference Rooms
There are a number of rooms suitable for small conferences and meetings.

Coach and car parking space available.
Booking is required for coaches or for extended visits.

Contact Details

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Tully Road, County Kildare, Ireland.

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Opening Hours

Monday - Friday: 10am to 5pm
Saturday & Sunday by appointment