St Brigid of Kildare Gathering Festival

The St. Brigid of Kildare Gathering Festival takes place in Kildare Town this September and all are very welcome to attend.

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 affinity with St. Brigid through parishes, associations, churches and place names, to visitors from Ireland and overseas with an interest in Brigid and her legacy.

The festival is being organised by Solas Bhríde in collaboration with a number of other Kildare based groups and is part of the overall Government supported Gathering Festival 2013.

In addition to a Guinness World Records challenge at which we hope to involve all visitors in setting the record for the most people to weave St. Brigid's crosses, there will be a packed programme of music and dance events in addition to walks, pilgrimages, craft demonstrations and craft workshops, each linking to Brigid and her legacy.

Further details are available on our website: and the programme of events is attached.

We are just 1.5 hours drive from Dublin airport and 2 hours from Shannon airport and a range of accommodation options are listed on each of and

More information on what to do in Kildare Town is available from and also

You are assured of a very warm welcome in Kildare Town this September and a truly memorable experience celebrating the life of St. Brigid.

Please get in touch if you have any questions and we very much hope to see you in September.

Sr. Mary Minehan
On behalf of Solas Bhríde
Spirituality Centre led by the Brigidine Sisters, Kildare Town, Ireland