The Féile has its roots in an International Peace Conference organised by AFRI and the Brigidine Sisters in 1993. The conference remains a core part of Féile Bríde today.
The Féile begins on the 31st of January with a candlelight pilgrimage to St Brigid’s Well. Lighting the Hill of Allen, Sacred Dance, Cross Weaving, Customs and Traditions, Celtic Lecture and Family Fun events take place throughout the week. Visitors both Irish and international attend throughout the week.
Kildare Library, Kildare Heritage Centre, Kildare Education Centre, Into Kildare and others collaborate in the Féile.
Féile Bríde 2023 will be the first incorporating the new public holiday. They promise an exciting and eclectic mix of events.
Solas Bhride Centre & Kildare Town
31 January - 6 February 2023