See details of the week long programme for Féile Bríde 2010 in Kildare Town, an annual festival celebrating Brigid of Kildare around her feast day on 1st February.

Brigid: Earthwoman – Weaving a new Vision

Kildare – January 31st – February 7th 2010

Click on link to download full programme – Féile Bríde 2010

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

Come to Kildare town, celebrate Brigid and the first stirrings of Spring.

Kildare – Monastic City

A gentle walk around the ancient monastic city of Kildare with Mario Corrigan

Assemble in the Market Square, at St. Brigid’s Flame.

Time: 1: 00 p.m

Weaving of St. Brigid’s Crosses

Customs and traditions of Brigid shared

Venue: Aras Bhride, Kildare Town

Time: 2.00 p.m.- 4.00 p.m.

Brigid’s Eve Ritual at St. Brigid’s Well

Time: 7.30 – 9.00

A gentle pilgrimage of quiet reflection, song and prayer on the eve of springtime.

Assemble at 7.20 p.m. at Japanese Gardens’ car park.

Monday, February 1st, La Fheile Bride – St. Brigid’s Day

A Walk on the Curragh Plain

led by Dr. John Feehan, UCD – author of “The Curragh of Kildare, Ireland”

Time: 11.00 a.m. – 3.30 p.m.

Assemble Aras Bhride, Kildare Town

Cost: €10.00 Includes cost of bus, light lunch, etc.

Booking through Solas Bhride Tel: 045 522890,
or at Kildare Heritage Centre Tel: 045 530672 by January 29th.

A Night of Music, Song and Dance

Come and enjoy a great night of music, song and dance with some of the best of local musicians.

Venue: Derby House Hotel

Time: 8.30 p.m.

Tickets : €15.00 Concession €10.00

Proceeds in aid of the new Solas Bhride Spirituality Centre and Hermitages

Tuesday, February 2nd

“Brigid, Woman of Compassion”

Facilitator: Carmel Boyle – singer, songwriter and recording artist of spiritual songs.

Venue: Aras Bhride

Time: 8.00 p.m.– 9.30 p.m.

Admission: €10.00

Wednesday, February 3rd

Annual Celtic Lecture:

Hosted by Kildare Education Centre

“Brigid: An Irish Mandala”

Denis Crosby, Liscannor, Co. Clare

Venue: Kildare Education Centre

Time: 8.00 p.m.

Admission: €10.00

Booking through the Education Centre. Tel 045 530200

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

“Gathering around the Hearth” – a night with local poets and musicians

Venue: Aras Bhride, (Parish Centre), Kildare

Time: 8.00 p.m.– 9.30 p.m.

Admission: €10.00

Saturday, February 6th

Afri Justice and Peace Conference

email: afri@iol.ie
or www.afri.ie

Sunday, February 7th

Mass at St. Brigid’s Well

Time: 10.30 a.m.

Followed by welcome cup of Tea/ Coffee in Aras Bhride

Workshop: “Universe Story: Our Story – Weaving a New Vision”

Linking the writings of Thomas Berry, Earth scholar and the Legends of Brigid of Kildare, Earthwoman

Facilitated by Solas Bhride Team

Venue: Aras Bhride, Kildare Town

Time: 12.30 – 2.00

Admission: €10.00