A week long festival celebrating the life of St Brigid will take place at Solas Bride next month.
Feile Bride will take place from January 31 to February 7 with a variety of events including a morning of weaving the traditional St Brigids Cross on Saturday, January 30 from 11am to 12pm at the library.
A photographic exhibition by Michael Anderton will run throughout the duration of the festival called ‘Kildare through the lens’ at the heritage centre.
A guided walking tour of St Brigid’s Monastic site will take place on Sunday, January 31 at 2.30pm from the Heritage Centre.
Meanwhile a Brigid’s Eve Ritual at St Brigid’s Well will take place on Sunday, ahead of St Brigid’s Day on February 1. Described as a pilgrimage of quiet reflection, song and prayer on the eve of springtime, it will take place at the Japanese Gardens’ car park at 7.20 pm.
Participants are asked to bring a light or lantern and suitable clothing and footwear.
On Saint Brigid's Day there will be a day of customs and traditions, revisiting some of the customs and traditions associated with St. Brigid. This will take place at Solas Bhride from 11am to 12.30pm.
Later that evening Owen C Lynch and friends will play a concert of songs and inspiration. It promises an atmospheric and uplifting evening of sacred and secular music at Solas Bhride Centre at 8pm Monday on February 1