A Hidden Treasure in Kildare Town
Welcome to Solas Bhride Spirituality Centre and Hermitages.
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 a popular destination for pilgrims and visitors, local, national and international.
Design & Landscape
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 our world.
We share and celebrate the story of Brigid 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
- Promote workshops on spirituality and ecology
- Hold cultural and artistic events
- Serve 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.
Through our self-contained hermitages we provide 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. For further information contact 045 522890/email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening Hours/Contact Details
Centre open to visitors from:
Monday – Friday: 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.
Coach and car parking space available.
Booking is required for coaches or for extended visits.
Centre is open to pilgrims/visitors on Saturday and Sunday by appointment– 045 522890/086 3410082
Visit our website www.solasbhride.ie or find us on Facebook: Solas Bhride Centre and Hermitages.