Tragic death

Tragic death

The entire population of Carbury were stunned when they heard the sad news on the death of Tommy Brennan, Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath and formerly of Ticknevin.

Tommy was on an Annual Golfing Outing in Santa Ponsa, Majorca, Spain with a group of friends when he died in a tragic accident.

For many years, Tommy worked with Air Lingus as an Aircraft Mechanic and in recent times he had established himself as a very successful business person.

At the time of going to press the funeral details were unknown.

Financial Boost

The following Clubs & Organisations received Grant Aid from the Drehid Community Grant Scheme 2012.

The funding is supplied by Bord Na Mona from the Drehid Landfill Facility and is administered by Kildare County Council.

Derrinturn Cemetery Committee €1,100, Derrinturn Community Garden €5,000, Carbury Community Games €1,000, Ticknevin Community Group €3,000, Derrinturn ICA €2,460, Killina Community Organisation €2,500, Carbury Senior Citizens Group €1,425, Carbury Players Drama Group €8,000, Windmill Court Residents Association €1,484, Ashgrove Residents Association €2,000, Abbeycourt Residents Association €7,000, Trinity Crescent Residents Association €3,861, Newbury Park Residents Association €4,200, Carbury Martial Arts €7,500, Ticknevin & District Gun Club €2,500, Edenderry Rugby Club €20,000, Derrinturn National School Parents Association €974, Coill Dubh Residents Group/Association €64,000.

Derrinturn Community Centre

Derrinturn Foroige Youth Group have made a submission to Kildare County Council for the provision of a Community Centre to be included in the Derrinturn Development Plan 2012 -2017.

Their submission includes the following; a New Community Centre with a Youth Café which could be used by all members of the community.

The provision of a Youth Café would provide a safe environment for teenagers to socialise with their peers and also to learn new things in a fun way.

Reference is made to the population of Derrinturn and the numbers of children that will be requiring youth facilities in the coming years.

Other facilities that are necessary include an Internet Café/Computer Room, Kitchen, Indoor Sports Hall, Astro-turf playing pitches, Creche, Library, Arts & Crafts Room, FÁS Offices, and Conference Room.

At the February meeting of Kildare County Council, Cllr. Seamus Langan proposed that the Council provide a Community Centre for Derrinturn. The motion was seconded by Cllr. Brendan Weld and passed unanimously by all members of the Council.

Derrinturn Tidy Towns

It’s that time of year again, the tidy towns judges will be coming to the village anytime from 1st June.

From Tuesday, 1st May we will have weekly tidy-ups, weeding, planting etc. Volunteers are asked to meet at Costcutters carpark at 7pm every Tuesday.

All volunteers would be most welcome.

Annual Tea Day

Marian O’Rourke will be hosting her 6th Annual Tea Day on Thursday, 3rd May in aid of The Alzheimer Society of Ireland. Marian would like to invite everyone to come along to support this worthy cause at her home in Killina.

A warm welcome is guaranteed along with a nice cup of tea and a chat. All money raised is used by The Alzheimer Society to support patients and carers in this area.

Derrinturn Youth Club in final of Talent Show

The members of Derrinturn Youth Club are very excited with the news that they will be taking part in the All-Ireland of ‘Kildare’s Foroige Got Talent’ show next June.

The Club took part in the semi-final of the Contest in Allenwood last week.

The show included 14 acts which came from Miltown, Balyna, Creid, Kildare Town, Derrinturn, Kilcock and Nass Foroige Clubs.

Two acts were to be picked by a panal of judges to go onto represent Kildare in the All-Ireland Foroiges Got Talent in June.

After weeks of rehearsals 5 acts from DYC arrived to enter the competition, Erika Phelan, Deann Somers, Abby Murray, Aoife Jenkins and GEMS (Grainne O’Keeffe, Ellen Kenny, Megan Clancy and Keelin Sadlier). All acts gave it their best and performed outstandingly. Then came the moment of truth when the result was announced that Derrinturn Youth Club’s that GEMS and Deann Somers had won and were now heading for the final.

A great night was had as the disco followed.

Everyone in Derrinturn Youth Club are on a high now with the excitement of taking our club to the All Ireland Foroiges Got Talent.

The event is been held in Blanchardstown on Saturday, 9th June.

Everyone is Carbury will be cheering loudly and hoping for a fantastic victory.

Derrinturn Community Development Group looking for New Secondary School

The newly formed Derrinturn Community Development Group has highlighted many important issues to be addressed for the area.

To date the group has sought the establishment of a New Community Centre, Children’s Playground and traffic lights at Derrinturn School.

They have also requested that Bus Eireann re-locate the Bus Stop from opposite the Church. They feel that the present location is too close to the junction and causing concern for motorists.

At the most recent meeting, the Group decided to explore the possibility of the establishment of a New Secondary School to be built at Derrinturn.

There are quite a number of Primary Schools in Carbury and the surrounding areas.

The population has increased substantially and the Derrinturn Community Development Group are convinced that a new Secondary School is required and will be very much appreciated in the years ahead.

The 2nd level Schools in Edenderry have quite a large number of students from this area and if a new school is built in Derrinturn the students from Carbury and the immediate area will have a choice and will be almost guaranteed a school place.

Odour Problems

Cllr. Seamus Langan raised the matter of the problems associated with Carbury Mushrooms Limited at the recent Clane Area Meeting.

In December 2011, Carbury Compost Limited submitted a report on the odour monitoring and modelling assessment completed by WYG Environmental (Ireland) Ltd. The results of the odour monitoring and modelling were beneficial and provided useful information regarding the emissions from the 40 metre stack on site.

The environmental consultants recommended that further sampling be carried out, to include additional odour sources on site. It was also recommended that the modelling impact assessment be carried out again.

Kildare County Council agreed with the environmental consultants recommendations, and requested Carbury Compost Ltd to submit a further report based on the additional sampling and modelling assessment.

In February 2012, WYG Environmental (Ireland) Ltd carried out their monitoring on the Phase 1 stack and included samples from the Phase 2 building as part of their investigation.

Kildare County Council has requested that the report, based on the monitoring and modelling, include a review of all the available odour abatement systems which are appropriate for Carbury Compost Ltd.

Kildare County Council has requested that the report be submitted on or before the 31/3/2012.

Cllr. Langan said that he is very disappointed that this report had not yet been submitted to the Council.

Drehid Waste Facility causing problems for local residents

At a recently held meeting of the Clane Area Committee, the local Councillors requested the following information from the EPA on the Drehid Waste Facility.

How many inspections has the EPA carried out on the facility in the past 12 months?

Have they directly received many complaints relating to the odour problem?

To what extent are the operators self-monitoring the facility?

What plans are in place to rectify the odour problem which, in turn, is having ongoing effects on both local residents as well as businesses in the locality?

The Members of the Clane Area Committee also noted that these matters were brought to the attention of the relevant Inspector on previous occasions.

At the March meeting of the Clane Area Committee a report was received from the Environmental section stating that the EPA were not in a position to attend an Area Meeting do discuss the on-going issues regarding the Drehid Waste Facility, they did however state that a meeting could be held in their Wexford offices. The members were very dissatisfied with this reply and rejected the offer to go to Wexford and asked that a letter be written to the EPA insisting that they attend the area committee meeting to discuss this matter further. An Cathaoirleach asked if the EPA could attend a full council meeting.

Centre AGM

Please note that Carbury Community Centre AGM will be held in the Community Centre on Tuesday, 8th May at 8pm.

Lotto Results

The following numbers were drawn in the recently held Lotto Draw; 09, 10, 14, 25, the bonus number was 5.

There were two match 3 winners and each received €100.

Next week’s prizes are match 4 numbers plus bonus number to win or share €12,550; match first 4 numbers drawn to win or share €6,200.

Irish Cancer Society

The Irish Cancer Society wish to thank all who contributed to their recent church gate collection. The sum collected was €563.20.

School Enrolments

The Little Schoolhouse Montessori Preschool, Ticknevin, Carbury is now enrolling for next September. Free ECCE places available. Contact Elaine on 087-6448508.

Ticknevin Group Meeting

Ticknevin Community Group are holding a meeting in Ticknevin School on Wednesday, 2nd May at 8.00pm. Everyone from the community is welcome to attend.

The people of Ticknevin wish to thank the community group for all their time and hard work in helping to make Ticknevin a better place to live.

ICA Meeting

Derrinturn ICA monthly meeting will take place on Wednesday, 2nd May at 8pm in the Turn Inn. There will also be a Bring and Buy sale on the night. New members are always welcome.

Summer Camp

Thomas Fox will have two camps running this year. The first camp runs from 23rd to 27th July, the second camp runs from 20th to 24th August from 10am to 2.30pm (9.30am on the first day) daily in Carbury GAA.

Activities includes; gaelic, soccer, athletics, treasure hunt, Kickboxing, rounders, no man’s land, and much more. Cost for one child is €55, two children €100, three children €145, and family of four for €190. All staff are fully qualified. For more details or to book contact Thomas on 085-7284795.