Johnstown upgrade

Johnstown upgrade

Cllr. Fintan Brett warmly welcomes the allocation of E100,000 from the NTA towards the provision of pedestrian crossings and roundabout upgrade works at Johnstown village. Cllr. Brett has sought these works since been co-opted to the Council last year.

No flooding!

Cllr Fintan Brett is also delighted that the diversion of the Annagal stream is almost complete and the diversion was seen to good effect during the heavy rain last week.


First Communions Day is on Saturday May 19 in Ardclough at 11am and on Saturday May 26 in Kill.

Final Community Games alert

Saturday evening at 6.30pm will see the GAA in Kill host the field events such as long jump, shot putt and discus in the Kill and Johnstown Community Games competition.

On Sunday, at 3pm if they are blessed with dry weather, a fun day is guaranteed for all the family. It’s all happening at Kill GAA centre and there will be athletic events from under 8 to under 16.

The toddlers and under 6 children will be catered for with a short dash and some face painting. Novelty events are planned for those who are accurate at penalties or basketball hoops, and there’s loads more!

Even the Mums and Dads won’t feel left out so bring your runners!

A big thank you to all the local businesses who have donated prizes.

Getting ready to start school

New Junior Infants (2012) who will be starting school in St. Anne’s National School, Ardclough, will visit the school on May 25.


The death has occurred of Charles Walsh of Larchdale, New Row, Kill, peacefully at St. James’s Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.

Charles will be sadly missed by his loving wife Angeline, daughter Riana, son Cormac, daughter-in-law Mutsumi, son-in-law Michael, grandchildren Jay, Maya and Millie, sister Helen, brother Pat and his wife Tris, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Removal was from his home on Friday morning to St. Brigid’s Church, Kill for 11 am Requiem Mass, followed by cremation in Newlands Cross Crematorium.

We also pray for Jim Egan, Bermingham, England, who has died.

May they rest in peace.

History Group

The next meeting of Kill History Group is on Monday May 28 which will include a talk on “The Congo” by Maj. Gen. Bill Dwyer (Rtd.). The final meeting before the summer break is on Monday June 25 when the title of the talk will be “Are you mad also?” when Ciaran Mc Cabe will detail the events surrounding the murder of RIC Sergeant Michael Rogan and his family in Ballinadrumna near Enfield 1882.

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

Kill GAA lotto

The numbers drawn in the Kill GAA lotto on April 30 were 10, 13, 14 and 21. There was no winner of the jackpot. Two people shared the E200 prize - M. Behan c/o Nicola and C. Kelly c/o T. Flynn. The jackpot next week is E8,850.

Briefs from Kill GAA

Kill juniors defeated Raheens to make it three wins in a row for the team on a score line of 1-10 to 0-05. This victory has moved the lads up the table.

The senior team defeated Robertstown on a score line of 1-08 to 0-09.

Trocaire Lenten collection

The final total in the Trocaire Lenten collection came to E4,781.75 and a cheque for this amount was forwarded to Trocaire last week. Many thinks to all who contributed.

Zumba fitness sessions

Join in the new craze to have fun and get fit. Zumba Fitness sessions continue on Tuesday nights from 8- 9pm in Ardclough GAA Club. All welcome.

Eucharistic Congress

Diocesan Pilgrimage to the 50th International Eucharistic Congress in the RDS is on Tuesday June 12. Tickets E30. Contact the parish office to book your ticket immediately. Three and seven day passes for the RDS with option to attend the closing ceremony in Croke Park on June

17 also available. Contact the Parish Office for details.

Friends of St. Luke’s

Many thanks to everyone who supported the church gate collection in aid of Friends of St. Luke’s Hospital last weekend.


Come along and enjoy a game of bingo in the Kill GAA hall every Thursday from 8.30 to 10pm. All welcome.

Irish dancing classes

Ardclough GAA is the venue for Irish dancing classes every Wednesday evening from 6-8pm. Please contact Pearl Mahoney 087 9593625.

Seniors welcome

Senior members of the Kill community are invited to drop in for a cup of tea or coffee, a chat and some home made buns, after mass at about 10.20am, every Wednesday in the Parish Centre. Drop in, meet with friends and catch up on all the local news. All welcome.

St. Vincent de Paul

The Naas St. Vincent de Paul Furniture Shop in Naas is holding a furniture auction at the end of May. They are looking for good quality furniture for the auction. Collection and delivery service available.

For further information please contact (045) 899453.

Cake sale for hospital

The Friends of Naas Hospital are holding a cake sale at the Hospital on May 16th from 9.30am to noon. Donations of home baking welcome, or come along and buy some of the wonderful goodies on offer to support Friends Of Naas Hospital.

Darkness into light

In aid of Pieta House, a centre for the prevention of self-harm or suicide, the ‘Darkness into Light’ 5k event takes place in 14 venues around Ireland, including in Naas. On Saturday May 12 at Naas Race Course, the event is starting at 4am (early morning). To join in this unique experience, visit the website: to find out more information.