Johnstown Road Sign

Johnstown Road Sign

A call has been made to erect speed limit signs at the entrance to Johnstown (from the Naas direction).

Cllr. Fintan Brett told a Kildare County Council meeting that there are no speed limit signs along the route into Johnstown and added, “it needs to be addressed”.

The council’s Road Design Section is examining the issue.

Kill Community Alert

A very productive meeting was held in the Dew Drop last Tuesday night to react to the government’s decision to shut down Kill Garda Station. Niall Collins TD said the closures were unwarranted and saved only 2.5k per year whilst Newbridge man, Jim Brady, gave good advice on securing your home. Local FF rep, James Lawless, hosted the meeting and was very pleased with the turnout and outcomes agreed.

A Community Alert Scheme is to be setup in Kill following on from the meeting and people are invited to sign up. Names are being taken in McGreal’s pharmacy or people can contact James at 086 834 8869 to signup for the community alert scheme. Thanks to all involved.

Zumba Fitness Class

A course of Zumba Fitness classes will commence in Ardclough GAA today, Tuesday January 29, running from 8 to 9pm. There is a special discount too, whereby you can pay €50 for 5 classes and get your 6th class free! Contact Grainne 087 6374030.

Kill History Group

The Spring and Summer talks organised by Kill History Group continue on Monday February 25 with a talk entitled Cogitosis’ Life of St Brigid, with Fr Matt Kelly. On Monday March 25, hear about an Irish outlaw in the time of Robin Hood with Aine Foley.

All meetings take place in the Parish Meeting Room at 8.30 pm.

First Friday

The sick and house bound will be attended on Friday. Mass will be offered on Friday for all whose names are on the list of the dead.

Eucharistic Adoration

There will be Eucharistic Adoration on Friday in Kill Church from after 10am Mass and concluding before 7.30pm Mass. All are welcome.

Candlemas Day

Saturday February 2 is the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord (Candlemas Day). If anyone wishes to have candles blessed please hand them in before Friday’s 10am Mass.

Feast of St. Blaise

The Feast of St Blaise is not celebrated this year because it falls on a Sunday.

Come and see

Would you like to learn more about studying for the priesthood in Kildare & Leighlin? You are welcome to come along on Sunday February 3 in the Parish Centre, Carlow Town from 2.30–5.30pm.

Kill GAA lotto

There was no winner of the lotto jackpot in the draw on January 21. The winning numbers were 5, 18, 19 and 24. The €200 winners were Martina Behan; M & S Foley, and Veronica Sheridan.

Music in the clubhouse

There will be music in Kill GAA club on Saturday February 9 with Sean Reddy from 9pm. Please support.

Kill GAA membership

The 2013 membership fees are now due. There is a discount offered to anyone who pays before January 31. The reduced fees are full €50, juvenile or student €40, family €100 and social €15. Members will be available between 8.30 and 10pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in the clubhouse or you can pay fees to a committee member.

Kill Book Club

New members are very welcome to join Kill Book Club. They are a warm and friendly bunch. The group is currently reading “Atonement” by Iain McEwan. The next meeting is on Thursday 21 February at 4pm in The Old House (back lounge).Ardclough Community Council

The monthly meeting of Ardclough Community Council is on Monday January 28 at 8pm in the GAA Centre.

Ardclough School

The closing date for Junior Infants applications for children wishing to start at St. Anne’s School, Ardclough, in September is Friday February 8. Telephone 01 6273367 or email st.annes.ias@eircom.net.

Ardclough GAA membership fees

The notice last week regarding fees was incorrect and not from Ardclough GAA Club. Membership fees have not changed and remain as in 2012 and for further information contact Sheila Maguire Registrar phone 01 6288008.

Senior citizens meeting

All the senior citizens of Kill, Ardclough and Johnstown are invited to a gathering for a couple of hours of chat and good food in the lounge in Kill GAA on Tuesday January 29 at 11am. Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee on arrival, followed by a very gentle exercise routine which will be done while seated. Lunch will be served about 1pm. Cost €8. Anyone who would like to attend but is unable to get a lift please contact Anne-Marie on 085 7339 557.

Kill National School

The closing date for parents who wish to apply for a place in Junior Infants in September 2013 is January 31. Tel 877592.