Kill Johnstown

Pedestrian safety at Kill village

Pedestrian safety at Kill village

Local Area Representative James Lawless is supporting residents in their campaign for a pedestrian or zebra crossing to be installed in Kill village. The volume of cars through the village makes the road hazardous for shoppers, school children and elderly residents who all struggle to find a break in the traffic and get across. Locals are calling on the council to take action before the worst case scenario arises and someone gets injured or worse, and James is supporting them.

“Since I was appointed as a local area rep in the Summer there are some issues that have been raised repeatedly and this is one of them,” said James. “Local residents have told me how difficult it can be to get across the very busy main street and I have seen it with my own eyes as well. The cars coming in off the motorway barely pause for breath before flying through the village, especially on a Friday evening,” said James. “I am calling on the council to look at putting in a basic pedestrian crossing before the situation deteriorates or an accident occurs. They could allocate some of their roads budget to Kill village and it is badly needed here,” concluded James.

Lucky numbers

There was no jackpot winner in the Kill GAA lotto draw on November 5. The numbers drawn were 1, 2, 9 and 18. There was one lucky winner of the €200 Prize: D Higgins c/o P Reid. Next week’s jackpot is €12,900.

Kill GAA news

The club nursery on Sunday morning require extra help with the 6-8 yr olds, anyone interested in helping out please contact Fintan Brett. Training every Sunday at 10am for teams from 6 years upwards, new players always welcome.

Well done to the U21 footballers who had an excellent win over Confey in the quarter final of the championship in Kill last week. Two late goals by sub Nathan Fitzharris turned the game in our favour and the lads won on a score line of 4-06 to 3-08. The Juvenile AGM takes place on Tuesday November 13 at 7.30pm in the club. All welcome.

The Annual club AGM takes place on Friday November 30 at 8pm. Please return nomination forms to the club prior to the meeting.

Recent deaths

We pray for Kitty Davis, Bishopscourt, Straffan. Removal was on Monday morning to Kill Church for 11am Requiem Mass with burial afterwards in Straffan Cemetery.

We pray for Mary Phelan (nee Byrne) Newbridge and late of Kill Village whose funeral Mass took place on Friday last in Newbridge.

We pray for Rita Prendergast (nee Harrington) whose funeral Mass took place on Wednesday last in Naas.

May they rest in peace.

Table quiz

Get your thinking caps on for the charity table quiz which will be held in Kill GAA Club on Friday November 23 starting at 8.30pm. Proceeds will go to Give Charity Africa. Cost €10 per person. All welcome.


There is bingo in Kill GAA Hall every Thursday evening from 8.30pm – 10pm. All welcome.

Readers of the Word of God

The new rota for readers of the Word of God at the Catholic church is now available in the sacristy. Please collect your copy after mass today. Thank you.

Art exhibition

Naas Art Group will hold its annual exhibition from Friday November 16 to Saturday November 24 from 10am– 5pm (except Sunday) at the Art and Cultural Centre, McAuley Place (beside Naas Parish Church). Admission free – all are welcome.

Focus collection

There will be a church gate collection for Focus Ireland next weekend in Kill. Please give generously

Ardclough deceased GAA members

There will be a special mass for deceased members of Ardclough GAA club next Sunday November 18 at 9.30am in Ardclough Church.

Ardclough table quiz

Ardclough Community Council has organised a table quiz at the local GAA centre on Saturday November 17 starting at 9.30pm. The cost is €5 per person with four people per team.

Ardclough meeting

The monthly meeting of Ardclough Community Council is on Monday November 19 in Ardclough GAA centre starting at 8pm sharp.

Kristmas Kooking Kare Style!

There will be a Christmas Cooking demonstration in aid of KARE in Ryston Sports and Social Club, Newbridge, on Wednesday November 14 starting at 7.30 pm, with special guest Brenda Donoghue. It promises to be a night out with a difference and admission is only E10 with proceeds going to this very worthy cause. For further information contact Mary Shortt at 086 8234856.