RATHANGAN

Historic Day for Scouts Group

Historic Day for Scouts Group

Sunday 24th February will be an historic day for the 7th Kildare Rathangan Scouts, when they hold the first Investiture of the newly formed Group. The Ceremony commences at 2.30pm.

Parents of Scouts, Cubs and Beavers will be notified of details. Good luck to all concerned.

Graffiti Splash at community centre

An opportunity for young and old to make their mark will be provided on Sunday next February 15th at the Community Centre in aid of Aware and Scooters Youth Club.

People are invited to bring a pen, paint brush or marker and write or paint whatever is their fancy on a giant board, commencing at 12pm until approx 4pm.

History Group welcome liam kenny

The next meeting of the History Group takes place on this Thursday night, (2nd Thursday of the month) in the Library, when Liam Kenny who writes the very popular ‘Looking Back’ feature in the Leinster Leader, will give a talk entitled ‘Lily Whites on the Velt’, about the Kildare men who took part in the South African War, commonly know as the Boer War. The meeting commences at 8pm sharp

Art Exhibition in Kildare town

A group of local artists and students from Rath Studio, Rathangan are delighted to be exhibiting some of their work in the Kildare Town Library. The exhibition showcases some of the best work created by these emerging and established artists who are all living in Kildare.

The artwork explores ideas of nature and of nurture. Selected work includes watercolours, acrylics and oils on canvas.

Organiser, Peggy Hernon, hopes the exhibition will raise the profile of the artists and encourage others to take up painting and develop an appreciation of art. ‘From Nature to Nurture’ runs from Saturday 26th January for 4 weeks and can be viewed during library opening times.

For further details please contact Monica de Bath, Rath Studio on 086 349 6793 or Kildare Town Library on (045) 520 235.

Night at the Dogs with Attitude

Down Syndrome Ireland are having a fund raising Night at the Dogs at Newbridge Greyhound Stadium on this Saturday February 16th.

As well as the excitement of Greyhound Racing, there will also be Sumo Wrestling, Bucking Brunco, Face Painting an Auction and a Grand Prize Draw and Raffle.

Admission tickets are €10 or a family ticket, (2 adullts and up to 4 children) is just €20, available online @ www.downsyndrome.ie or ph 045 487584 or email info@kildaredownsyndrome.ie.

Tickets need to be bought in advance to benefit the Charity.

Campaign Against Home & Water Taxes

The Kildare branch of the Campaign Against Home & Water Taxes will host a Public Information Meeting in Derby House Hotel, Kildare on tonight Tuesday 12th February at 8pm.

Speakers: Paul Murphy MEP and local members. Invitations to attend the meeting have been sent to locally elected government T.D.’s.

Whist

Elizabeth Birch was 1st Lady at the recent fortnightly Whist in the Old School House, 2nd Lady Heather Kelly. 1st Gent Billy Ransome, 2nd Gent Lucy O’Brien. 1st Quarter Louise Hurley, 2nd Quarter Francis Larkin, 3rd Quarter Mary Plant, 4th Quarter Nuala Hurley. Next Whist this Thursday night February 14th.