File Brde – Brigid’s Festival is a week long series of events running up to Brigid’s Day on the first day of February.It 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.

Friday, January 25th

Drumming workshop

Facilitator: John Bowker
Venue: St. Brigid’s Primary School
Time: 7.30 p.m.
Admission: 12.00 Concessions 8.00

Early Booking essential: 045 521575
All ages welcome

Saturday, January 26th

Afri Conference – “Seeing the World in a Different Way”

Afri Justice and Peace Conference will focus on the issues of the arms race. Is there an alternative way?

Venue: Derby House Hotel
Time: Gathering at the Flame in the Market Sq. Kildare at 1:00 p.m.
Registration / Tea and coffee at 1:30 p.m. Conference:2.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Admission: 25 Concessions 20

Booking by January 22nd.

Book by phoning AFRI on: Tel: 01-8827581 Fax: 01-8827576
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Ceol, rince, agus craic.

Venue: Derby House Hotel
Time: 8.30 p.m.
Admission: 5.00

Sunday, January 27th

Eucharistic Celebration at St.Brigid’s Well

Time: 10.00 a.m.

11.15 a.m. Tea/ Coffee / Aras Bhride

Workshop – The Cosmic story in poetry, song and dance

Venue: Aras Bhrde
Time: 11.45a.m. – 1.15p.m.
Admission: 10

Monday, January 28th

Afri “Education for Liberation” Day.

A day for schools in Midland Region.
Venue: Derby House Hotel
Contact: Clare, 045 883591

Tuesday, January 29th

The Annual Celtic Lecture

Hosted by Kildare Education Centre
“Brigid through the Ages”
Prof. Mairin Ni Dhonnachadha, NUI, Galway

Booking through the Education Centre at 045 530200

Venue: Kildare Education Centre
Time 8pm
Admission: 10.00

Wednesday, January 30th

A Night of Music

A Night of music with members of Kila, Celtic Shadows and Friends

Venue: Derby House Hotel
Time: 8.00 p.m.
Admission: 20.00

Thursday, January 31st

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

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

Friday, February 1st

La Fheile Bhride St. Brigid’s Day

Visitors to the town will have the opportunity to experience hospitality and learn the craft of weaving Brigid crosses at Aras Bhride and Kildare Heritage Centre.

Venues: Aras Bhride (Parish Centre) & Kildare Heritage Centre.

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: 1.30 p.m.

Saturday, February 2nd

Youth Pilgrimage Day

Time: 2.30

Venue: Assemble at St. Brigid’s Parish Church