Drehid Grants 2013

Drehid Grants 2013

Clubs, organisations and community groups in Carbury are reminded that it’s time to apply for funding from the Drehid Grants Scheme. The closing date is Friday, 22nd February. This funding comes from Bord Na Mona and is administered by Kildare County Council. The Scheme is now five years in existence and many groups in Carbury have benefited financially from the grants. Speaking at an information meeting at Coill Dubh Community Centre last week, Ms. Karen Keane of Kildare County Council, informed the gathering that this year the fund would be in the region of €350,000. She said “there were very few pots of money left around and this one is invaluable to you, the community, and we’re very happy to be involved in it and seeing the good work that it does”. Ms. Keane explained that the amount of funds available is dictated by the amount of waste received at the Drehid Facility. She said that the fund it’s based on €1.27 per tonne and that a few years ago Bord Na Mona got permission to increase the amount of waste up to a maximum of 360,000 tonnes per year and that the agreement expires at the end of this year. Ms. Keane explained “this year and next year will be the last of the big amounts of funding coming from the Drehid Grants Scheme and after that the funding will be of a lesser amount.” Ms. Keane told the meeting that herself and her colleague Alice Corbett recently travelled around to some of the projects that had received funding in the past and that they were delighted to see the great works that had taken place. The Drehid Facility Fund 2013 Application Forms are available to download from the County Council website.

Fashion Show

A Fashion Show will take place at the Hamlet Court Hotel, Johnstownbridge on Friday, 22nd February at 8pm. The proceeds are going to Kilshanroe National School. On your arrival at the Hotel there will be light refreshments available. Admission is €12.

Leinster Cup Win

Congratulations to the Edenderry Ladies Rugby team who recently won the Leinster League Cup when they defeated Rathdrum in the final. Five Carbury ladies played a huge part in securing the win; they were Serena Dowdall, Kelsey O’Donnell, Fiona Moore, Martina O’Rourke and Shauna O’Brien.

Church Choir

New members are required for Derrinturn Church Choir for Saturday evening Mass. If you would be interested in joining, please contact the Parish Office on 9553355.

Dogs causing problems

Dog Owners in the areas of Coonough, Drehid, Parsonstown and Tickenvin, are asked to please make sure that your dog is secure at all times and are not allowed to wander. Reports have been made of dogs running loose and causing serious problems for sheep and also for people out walking.

Reaching Out To Carbury

‘Ireland Reaching Out’ helps local Irish communities trace the people who left their parishes and their living descendants worldwide.

The local Irish Parishes then reaches out inviting them to learn more about where their people came from and invite them to become part of an extended virtual global community connected to the area.

‘Ireland Reaching Out’ is asking for the help of the people from Carbury Parish, those who have a particular interest, knowledge or know the history of the area to please contact Cynthia on 091-842013 or email

Mobile Phone Lost

A mobile phone was lost in the Derrinturn area last week. The memory card contained family photos of sentimental value to the owner.

The owner is offering a reward for the safe return of the memory card.

If you found the phone, please leave it into the Parish Office beside the Parochial House.

Organist Required for Church Choir

An Organist is required for Kilshanroe Church Choir. The Choir sings at 11am Sunday Mass. For further information please contact the Parish Office on 9553355. The Choir will be performing on the first Saturday of each month. New singers and musicians are welcome. For more information on the Choir please contact Sharon on 086-3252291.