News from Solas Bhride Centre Kildare

Each year at Solas Bhride Centre in Kildare, Brigidine Sisters gather with members of Cairde Bhride and others to mark the feast of Bealtaine – the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere.  This year, because of  Covid-19 they were unable to gather together for the event. However, they developed and shared suggestions of ways they could be united in celebrating, each in their own homes.

There are many customs associated with the celebration of Bealtaine. Bealtaine is also the Irish word for the month of May, a month dedicated to Mary, the Mother of Jesus.

To read of the celebrations this year go to:

For further information about the Centre and hermitages go to 

(Unfortunately due to current covid-19 restrictions programmes at Solas Bhride are suspended for a time)