Preparing for Christmas

Preparing for Christmas

St Joseph’s NS are getting ready for this year’s fantastic Christmas production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, with a Kildare twist! This two night extravaganza is being performed by the middle and senior rooms and is being choreographed by the sixth class pupils. Everyone in the school is involved in the show and evening’s entertainment, from carol singing junior and senior infants to parents baking and making Christmas delights. Grandparents are even being roped in to help make festive crafts, set up lighting rigs and coordinate refreshments. It promises to be an event full of the real meaning of Christmas.

Night Vigil

A bus to Knock on the 7th of December will leave Newbridge at 6.10pm and Naas at 6.25pm. All seats must be booked so for more details contact: Fosters 045-525432. There’s also a trip to Titanic on Sat 8th December adult E35 (incl. Titanic Museum & bus fare) E20 without Titanic. Belfast Christmas Food, Arts & Crafts Fair takes place at the City Hall. Leaving from Ballymany shopping centre Newbridge. 045-525432 for details


Pilates classes are now being held in Kilcullen Community Centre on Tuesdays and Fridays, under the direction of Amy Fitzgerald. At 8pm on the Tuesdays and 10am on the Fridays, the cost is E12.50 a lesson or E20 for two taken in the same week. Sessions run in 6-week blocks and can be paid for in full at E70 for six weeks. Further information from 086 0707114.

Maynooth Gospel Choir

Maynooth Gospel Choir will be singing by candle light at St David’s Church, Main Street, Naas in aid of Kildare Youth Services (KYS) on Saturday 8th December @ 8pm. Tickets E20. Please contact KYS Basin Street Naas on 045 897893 or Val 086 1595186 for tickets and further information. This event will certainly get you in the festive spirit!

Santa’s Winter Wonderland

Once again Santa is visiting Moat Farm, Donard for one weekend only on 15th and 16th December from 2 - 6 pm. Visit to Santa is E10 per child, adults free. No booking required. While waiting to see Santa, visit all the animals and maybe pick up a few Christmas presents at the different craft stalls. Or you can relax beside the fire and enjoy some mince pies and mulled wine. Further info contact 087 9666918

Castlefarm shop

The farm shop is open most Fridays or Saturdays between now and Christmas, I will let people know by email and through Facebook. This December we are open; 11am-4pm Wednesday 19th December, 11am-4pm Thursday 20th December, 11am-4pm Friday 21st December, 11am-4pm Saturday 22nd December, 11am-4pm Sunday 23rd December and 10am-12pm Monday 24th December.

Very last orders for turkeys. Anyone who has ordered turkeys they will be available for collection from 2-4pm on 23rd and also from 10am-12pm on Christmas Eve. At this stage I have just a few unsold turkeys so please if you would like to order one contact me as soon as possible. Castlefarm Christmas party cheese cakes and cheese platters, If you would like me to quote you for a Christmas cheese platter or any other celebratory cheesecake please just call me on 087-6785269 or drop me an email

We also have Christmas food hampers, I have a large range of hampers in stock. Remember to cut cost if you would like to bring in your own basket I can help you fill, wrap and ribbon it! To receive our newsletter and news of new products by email please contact Castlefarm Shop, Narraghmore, Athy, Email, log onto or telephone 087-6785269

Job seekers

Naas Local Employment Service offers a free service to job seekers who are unemployed and in receipt of a social welfare payment, one parent families, early school leavers, Woman Returnee, people finishing a CE scheme and dependent spouses. Training courses and employment initiatives are available. One-to-One Adult Career Guidance Counselling, interview skills, and CV preparation is also available. Contact Eugene (Employment Information Officer) at Unit 5, Rathasker Square, Kilcullen Road, Naas phone 045 895555 or just call in!” If you are not eligible, you can still call to us, where we can provide information, referrals and you can use our job seeking services.

Crookstown Christmas Crafts

Crookstown craft village will be hosting a Christmas craft fair on Thursday 6th December from 6pm to 10pm. The event promises lots of Christmas gift ideas and a festive spirit throughout. For more details call Rose on 087 629658.

A welcome repeat performance

The 19th December this year will see music and musings again in St. Mary’s Church, Castlemartin, located in the broad Kilcullen, is the first medieval church in Ireland to have been restored to full working order. The small stone Roman Catholic church, with accompanying burial ground, lies within Castlemartin Estate.

This Church is not often seen by the public, but just like last year it will be a glorious venue for the night of music and musings in December that will raise funds for the Maintain Hope charity which brings direct aid to children in Kenya. Organisers say that this will be a perfect Christmas gift or festive season night out.