Bradan Players’ latest production, “How I Learned to Drive” by Paula Vogel, will be staged on Monday February 25 and Tuesday 26 in the Springfield Hotel at 8.30pm. Admission €10. Seats can be booked on 087 9791403. The play will shortly go on the road as a participant in the annual drama festival circuit.

Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond the group’s control, they have had to cancel the show advertised for February 14 in the Mill Theatre Dundrum.


Leixlip History Club will be hosting a talk entitled “Breadwinners and Providers: the household economy of labouring families in the Irish Poor Law Inquiry of 1835-36” in the Library on Thursday February 21 at 7pm.

This is a presentation by Mary Cullen, who is a former Senior Lecturer in Modern History at NUI Maynooth and currently a Research Associate at the Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies at Trinity College Dublin. Mary is one of the pioneers of women’s history in Ireland and a strong advocate of women’s rights. Her areas of expertise include social and economic aspects of women’s history in the 19th and 20th centuries and the history of Irish feminism. Everyone welcome.


The County Kildare Orchestra is an amateur orchestra. Its mission is to bring music to the widest audience possible. The orchestra plays at several concerts each year in Kildare and surrounding counties.

The orchestra’s repertoire spans the great musical eras from the Baroque (Bach and Handel), the Classical (Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven) to the Romantics (Sibelius, Rachmaninov, Schumann, Bruch and Elgar). From symphonies and concertos, the Orchestra has also performed highlights from Rossini, Verdi and Mascagni in addition to waltzes and polkas from Strauss and Lehar. Occasionally the orchestra performs more contemporary works, such as Copland and well known Morricone film themes.

If you play one of the orchestral instruments to a reasonable standard the orchestra would be pleased to hear from you if you would like to join. Details are on the website at countykildareorchestra.webs.com/


There will be a Table Quiz in aid of patients with motor neuron disease in St Mary’s GAA Club, Green Lane on Friday February 22 at 9pm. The subscription is €24 for a table of four.


Community groups and organisations within Leixlip may apply to Leixlip Town Council for grants to assist in local once-off time based projects which promote the wellbeing of communities in Leixlip.

Projects in the following areas will be considered for funding: Community Integration - coming together to jointly address - local problems - Community Participation – improving facilities for community use. Joint projects with the local authority. Technical Assistance – preparation of local development and action plans, research, training and facilitation.

Application forms are available from Leixlip Town Council and must be returned to Newtown House, Captain’s Hill, Leixlip on or before February 22. Phone 01 6245777. They are also available on the web at www.kildare.ie/leixlip.


Pieta House is seeking volunteers for a fundraiser. A Nationwide Bag Pack takes place on February 15 and 16 for Pieta House at Tesco Supermarkets. The organisation is actively seeking volunteers to assist us with this event. Contact Pieta House at 01 6282111 and speak with Patricia Maloney or Marie Peelo. Pieta House, based in Lucan, is a non-profit organisation that provides a free, specialised
treatment programme for people who have suicidal thoughts or engage in self-harming. For more information on Pieta House see www.pieta.ie


There are two Arch Clubs in Leixlip, which cater for people with special needs. A junior group meets between 7 and 8.30pm every Tuesday in the Leixlip Youth Premises at Confey. This club is open to young people between the ages of 4 and 15 years. Adults are welcome to attend the senior group, which meets on Wednesdays in Scoil Eoin Phoil between 7.15 and 9pm.

Volunteer helpers are always very welcome. Working with the club is acceptable as part of the Gaisce Awards programme. For further information, call Una Barrett 086-4084857 (Juniors), Susan 01-6244776 or Jonathan at 086-3547104 (Seniors)


Local Le Chéile Athletic Club members did very well in the recent Leinster Indoor Championships at Athlone IT. David McCarthy won a gold medal in the senior Men’s 400m while Martin Horan won the senior Men’s 3K race. There were also silver medals for Conor Murphy in the junior 1500m and Des Walsh in the masters High Jump.


There will be an Introduction to Yoga for the over 55s with Breda Tallon on Monday February 25 from 11.30am – 12.30pm in the Library. Breda will promote Hatha Yoga as an aspect of adult learning. Yoga incorporates overall correct use of mind, body and spirit. Participants should wear loose comfortable clothing.

Places are limited so please book in advance at 01 6060050.


There is a bingo session in the Amenities Centre every Sunday night from 8.30p.m. Books are €9 and €6. The Jackpot is €600 - and rising.


There will be an Exhibition of Paper Craft by Maria Milan Corrigan in the Library from February 9-23. The Exhibition free to view during library Open Door time.


Celebrate Aontas Adult Learners Festival February 25 - March 1. There will be a range of free classes/workshops for adults in Leixlip Library throughout the week. Check for details at the Library reception desk and book early.