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February 11, 2008


Details of the first Walking Tour of Kildare Town for 2008, on St. Brigid's Day, 1st Feb., as part of the Annual Festival - Feile Bhride. Plus details of Tours for 2008. Why not pay us a visit!
Fantastic reaction to Walking Tour
The first walking tour of the season was organised by Sr. Mary Minihan of the Brigidine Sisters in association with Kildare Town Walking Tours (Kildare Town Heritage Centre, Kildare Outlet Shopping, Kildare Cathedral, Grey Abbey Conservation Project and Cill Dara Historical Society) for Friday 1st Feb., St. Brigid's Day as part of the Annual Feile Bhride Festival.
Despite truly horrendous conditions including driving snow and rain some 35 hardened individuals (including two classes from local schools) turned out to walk in the footsteps of St. Brigid - Mary of the Gael, the Patroness of Ireland. They were under the guidance of Mario Corrigan, Local Studies Librarian and Chairman of the Kildare Heritage Committee and well-known Co. Kildare historian James Durney. But the walks are not simply about history and heritage they are about conversation, exercise and enjoyment and as they say - the craic was mighty!
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Above: Outside Kildare Heritage Centre the brave few who saw it through 'till the end.
WALKS FOR 2008 - beginning Sunday of St .Patrick's weekend, Easter Sunday and the Sunday May weekend - contact the Heritage Centre for details.
If we can accomodate you we will arrange a tour when it suits you.
Learn about the mythology of Fionn Mac Cumhaill and St Brigid, patroness of the Gaels.  Key stops along the route include St Brigid’s Cathedral, a Norman tower house, the site of the Turf Club, and the twelfth century Franciscan Abbey.
Tour Times:
11 am on Saturdays, 1 pm on Sundays and 11 am on Mondays
Departure point is Kildare Town Heritage Centre, Market Square, Kildare. Please assemble at the heritage centre fifteen minutes before the commencement of the tour. The tour begins at 11 am or 1 pm sharp.
Adults €3, Families €6 (2 adults and up to 4 children)
Tickets available from Kildare Town Heritage Centre (045 530672) and Kildare Village Tourist Information Centre (045 520501) or from the guide.
The tour covers approximately 1.8 km (just over 1 mile). Allow 1 hour 30 minutes for full tour including St Brigid’s Cathedral.
Terms and conditions:
  • The tour requires a minimum of 2 people to go ahead
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult

Posted by mariocorrigan at February 11, 2008 11:25 PM