A Gathering Festival in Honour of St. Brigid

Come to Kildare Town, Ireland this September and be part of setting a Guinness World Record in weaving St. Brigid’s crosses

Invitation to be part of a Kildare Town Guinness World Records Challenge


Saturday 21st September 2013




St. Brigid’s Parish Church

Please let family and friends overseas and at home know – so they too can also be part of this very exciting and historical Gathering event for Kildare Town!

The Gathering in honour of St. Brigid

Kildare Town will welcome visitors from the UK, the US, Canada, Australia, Europe and from all around Ireland between Sunday 15th September and Saturday 21st September to celebrate the story of St. Brigid.
There will be a special welcome “Céad Míle Fáilte” to those named Brigid and those who have variations of the name. We also welcome people from around the world who have an anity with St. Brigid through parishes, associations, churches
and place names, to visitors from Ireland and overseas with an interest in Brigid and her legacy.

This promises to be a truly memorable week for all.


St Brigid of Kildare Gathering Programme


15 to 21 September 2013


Kildare Town

About St. Brigid and Solas Bhride Centre

St. Brigid of Kildare is one of Ireland’s best known and best loved saints, dating back to her founding a double monastery for men and women in Kildare at the end of the 5th century. Missionaries and migrants have carried her name and her spirit across the world.

St. Brigid’s life still speaks to us in the 21st century, as she is renowned as a woman of extraordinary faith, a spiritual leader, a woman of the land, an advocate of the poor, a peacemaker and a woman of legendary hospitality.
Solas Bhríde – Brigid’s Flame – was established by the Brigidine Sisters as a Centre of Celtic Spirituality in Kildare Town, Ireland. Working in partnership with local community groups, Solas Bhríde seeks to unfold the legacy of Brigid of Kildare and its relevance for our world. The Centre welcomes people of all faiths and none. A new purpose built Solas Bhride Centre and Hermitages will open in 2014.