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February 02, 2011


The 19th Feile Bride will be celebrated in Kildare Town from Sunday 30th January – Sunday 6th February 2011.

The festival will begin on Sunday 30th January with a guided walking Tour of Kildare-Brigid’s Monastic City with Mario Corrigan. Assemble at the Market Square, at St. Brigid’s Flame at 1pm.

From 2:30 – 4pm there will be a workshop: Weaving of St. Brigid’s Crosses, as part of the sharing of customs & traditions of Brigid. The workshop will take place in the Aras Bhride Parish Centre, Kildare Town. Admission €5.

Other events organised to celebrate St. Brigid’s Festival:

Monday 31st January: 7:30-9pm Brigid’s Eve Ritual at St. Brigid’s Well

A pilgrimage of quiet reflection, song & prayer on the eve of springtime. Assemble at 7:20pm at the Japanese Gardens’ car park.

Tuesday 1st February La Fheile Bride – St. Brigid’s Day: 1pm ‘Sli Bride’ The official launch ofSli na Slainte Routes  Sli Bhride and The Hundred Acres followed by a guided walk of Sli Bhride (approx. 4km long). Assemble St. Brigid’s Square, opposite the CYMS Hall, Kildare Town at 12:45pm.

2 – 4pm Weaving St. Brigid’s Crosses Visitors will have the opportunity to weave a St. Brigid’s cross in the Kildare Town Heritage Centre, Market Square, Kildare Town.

9pm Night of Traditional Music & Song Share a song or story with local musicians in the cosy fireside ambience of Top Nolans on the Market Square, Kildare Town.

Thursday 3rd February: 8pm Annual Celtic Lecture ‘Brigid as portrayed in the Early Lives’Hosted by Kildare Education Centre, Lecture by Mr. Charles Doherty, UCD. Venue: Kildare Education Centre, Friary Road, Kildare Town.

Friday 4th February: 8-9pm ‘Gathering Around the Hearth’ A wonderful miscellany of music & poetry inspired by Brigid of Kildare and the Curragh landscape hosted by Mai Leonard & Friends. Venue: Aras Bhride (Kildare Parish Centre). Admission €5.

Saturday 5th February:1pm ‘Seeds of Change’ Afri Justice & Peace Conference Further details available by email or

Sunday 6th February:10:30am Eucharist at St. Brigid’s Well Followed by welcome cup of tea/coffee in Aras Bhride (Kildare Parish Centre).

12 – 1pm ‘Awakening New Ways of Hope’ Facilitated by Solas Bhride Team. Venue: Aras Bhride (Kildare Parish Centre). Admission €5.

For more information on events please contact the Brigidine’s on Tel. + 353 45 522890 or see their website: