Kildare Teens ‘Pause for Peace’

A group of 13 secondary schools in County Kildare together with Into Kildare, the Tourism Board and Solas Bhríde Centre & Hermitages have joined forces and launched its second global “Pause for Peace” movement.

This “activation” will take place on the 1st of February 2024, Saint Brigid’s Day, when the young people of County Kildare will call on people all around the world to stop for a minute’s silence at 12.00 noon (local time). The launch of the “Pause for Peace” movement took place in Solas Bhríde Centre & Hermitages before the students visited Saint Brigid’s Well in Tully and The Curragh Racecourse.  

John Hayes, who is the Principal of Kildare Town Community School, said:

“ ‘Pause for Peace’ recognises the dreadful suffering and injustices that are happening all over the world, and its objective is to ask people to stop and reflect on how they can promote peace in their own communities and, in turn, around the world.” 

Seventy “Peace Ambassadors” have been selected from secondary schools around Co. Kildare. Their role is to promote and speak about the Pause for Peace movement and to be involved in various environmental, sustainable and climate change activities.

Between 3,500 and 4,000 secondary school students will create a “human Saint Brigid’s Cross” formation on the Curragh Plains on the 1st of February.