Féile Bríde:  – Weaving a New Vision: Caring for all creation

Saturday, January 30th – Sunday, February 7th
Kildare Town, Co. Kildare

Saturday, January 30th – Weaving St. Brigid’s Crosses
Venue:   Kildare Town Library
Time:     11.00 – 12.00

Kildare through the LensPhotographic Exhibition by Michael Anderton
Venue: Kildare Town Heritage Centre
Exhibition runs for the duration of the Féile
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Sunday, January 31st – Kildare Monastic Trail
Assemble: Kildare Town Heritage Centre
Time: 2.30

Solas Bhride Centre open to Visitors – Weaving St. Brigid’s crosses
Time:      2.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.

Brigid’s Eve Ritual at St. Brigid’s Well on January 31st
A pilgrimage of quiet reflection, song and prayer on the eve of springtime.
Assemble: Japanese Gardens’ car park at 7.20 p.m.
Time: 7.30-9.00 p.m.
If you wish bring a light/lantern and bring suitable clothing and footwear.
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Monday, February 1st – Lá Fhéile Bhríde

Customs & Traditions
Revisiting some of the customs & traditions associated with St. Brigid
Venue:         Solas Bhride Centre
Presenters: Solas Bhride Team
Time:           11.00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m
Admission:  €5.00

Afternoon:  Solas Bhride Centre, Kildare Town open for Visitors

Songs of Inspiration: Owen C Lynch & friends in Concert

An atmospheric & uplifting evening of sacred & secular music
Venue: Solas Bhride Centre & Hermitages, Tully Road
Time: 8.00 p.m.
Booking Essential: Tickets €20, available through the Heritage Centre Ph: 045 530672 or Solas Bhride: Ph: 045 522890
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Tuesday, February 2nd
A morning of quiet reflection – Presenters: Solas Bhride Team
Venue: Solas Bhride Centre, Tully Road
Time: 10.30 a.m. – 11.30 a.m.

Brigid’s Bounty – Venue: Boyle’s, Market Square, Kildare town
Time: 7.30 – 9.00 p.m.
Join sisters Susan and Judith Boyle at this tasting event where we will try a variety of food and drinks inspired by Brigid and the creatures of the earth
€10 Booking essential: Ph: Judith at 086 8418909
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Wednesday, February 3rd
Sacred Dance –
An hour of gentle movement that refreshes body, mind and spirit
Presenters: Solas Bhride Team
Venue: Solas Bhride Centre, Tully Road
Time: 11.00 a.m.- 12.30 noon
Admission: €8.00

Annual Celtic Heritage Lecture – Weaving a New Vision; caring for all creation
Presenter:  Donal Dorr spms
Venue: Kildare Education Centre
Time: 8.00 p.m. – 9.00
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Thursday, February 4th
The Joys of Spring –
An Interpretative Floral Art Demonstration
Presenter: Enda Thompson Phelan, A.O.I.F.A.
Venue: Solas Bhride
Time: 2.30 p.m. – 4.30 p.m.
Admission: €10 including tea/coffee

“We Can Never Have Enough of Nature”.
Celebrating the Festival of Brigid at Kildare Town Library
Enjoy Readings by Martin Malone , the Wordsmiths Writers Group and others accompanied by music
Venue: Kildare Town Library
Time: 7.30 – 9.00 p.m.
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Saturday, February 6th
A Time of Opportunity
Afri Justice and Peace Conference
Full details available on www.afri.ie or email afri@iol.ie
Venue: Solas Bhride Centre
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Sunday February 7th,

Mass at St. Brigid’s Well
Time: 10.30 a.m.
Followed by welcome cup of tea/coffee in Solas Bhride Centre, Tully Road

Weaving strands of a new vision of creation
Join us as we explore through music, poetry and legend ways in which vision interlaces with life.
Presenter: Solas Bhride Team
Venue: Solas Bhride Centre, Tully Road
Time: 12.00 noon
Admission: €5.00

Enquires re other events at the Feile to The Heritage Centre, Ph: 045 530672 Email: info@kildareheritage.ie and Solas Bhride Centre email: info@solasbhride.ie
Ph: 045 522890