Clane notes

Clane Local History Group host Larry Breen

Clane Local History Group host Larry Breen

On Wednesday 21 March next, Larry Breen will talk on ‘Dan Donnelly.’ Larry is well-known to all our members and he is a frequent and most welcome visitor to many of our events. A ‘northerner’ and long time resident of Naas, Larry is the editor and P.R. O. of the national Federation of Local History Societies. Larry has recently helped to produce volume 16, 2011 of the Local History Review- a publication well-worth obtaining because of its many interesting articles. For instance, our own Brendan Cullen has a descriptive account of the Moone High Cross in the review and his interpretation of the artistic features of the cross provides a new understanding of this ancient piece of ecclesiastical heritage. For our forthcoming talk, Larry turns his attention to the life of Dan Donnelly - a remarkable Irishman of the bare knuckle era. His talk will illuminate many forgotten aspects of the illustrious career of this world renowned fighter. Unfortunately Dan’s action packed life was cut short when he died suddenly at the young age of thirty-two. This is a talk which certainly should not be missed by anyone interested in Kildare’s heritage and particularly in its illustrious personalities. The talk, which is open to all, will be held in the GAA Centre, Prosperous Road, Clane, on Wednesday 21 March next at 8:00pm. Be sure to come along and enjoy another great evening of local heritage – all are very welcome!

Variety Play

A variety play night in conjunction with the Boys School, Girls School and Clane GAA will take place on Friday 20th April in the club. If the play that was held before Christmas is anything to go by, this promises to be a night not to be missed.

Do you like working with young people?

Can you spare a minimum of 2 hours per week? We are recruiting volunteers to work with young people who have left school early within the areas of Allenwood, Prosperous, Coill Dubh, Robertstown, and Rathangan. No Previous experience required, full training provided. For further information contact: Eimear Flood, Project Worker, Pathways Project, Allenwood Enterprise Park. E-mail: Phone: 0876393922.

Internet Safety Night

Following on from our very successful launch night in February & in response to many requests from around the county, the Kildare Branch of the National Parents Council Primary are pleased to announce their next event: Thursday 22nd March 7.30pm in the Boys National School, Curragh Camp, The Curragh, Co. Kildare. Open to all parents of Kildare primary school children. Admission is free. For further information please contact or 086 8338626.

White Collar Boxing

The Annual White Collar Boxing Fight Night takes place in the club on Sat 21st April. The lads are commencing training this week and if last year is to go by the standard is very high & a great night was had by all!

KARE Cycle

KARE Tour De Foothills Cycle Challenge 2012 will take place on Sunday 15th April 2012 starting from Naas GAA Club, Naas, Co. Kildare. You can choose to cycle on our 100km, 50km or family friendly 20km routes. All information can be found on Our special guest on the day will be Irish soccer legend Paul McGrath and all money raised goes to KARE.