Kilcullen river festival

Kilcullen river festival

A date for your diary; Sunday August 26, for the rapidly growing and hugely successful Kilcullen river festival.

This year there are plans to have even more activities for all the family, including Zorba water balls, a Zip line, live music and karaoke and a Pubs Fancy Dress Ramble. As with previous years the best of local foods will be there to be sampled and the popular river obstacle course event and the display of Army weapons and equipment on the bridge will again feature, with the road through Kilcullen closed from midday to 7pm.

Vacancy for personal assistant

Are you interested in people and making a difference in someone’s life? Are you good at making things happen for other people? If so I would like to hear from you. I am currently looking for a support worker to enable me to achieve my life goals and pursue my interests. If you would like an exciting new opportunity supporting a sociable and fun person, this could be the job for you.

The ideal candidate will, be able to build and maintain a relationship with me, have some experience of working with a wheelchair user and supporting someone in their physical care, have a clean full driving license, be physically fit, reliable, self-motivated, creative and to think outside the box.

This role will involve 7-9 hours per week at flexible times. The person will be an employee of Camphill communities of Ireland.

Please contact Ben Gamble 045 481597 for a job description and send your CV to Siodhna Kavanagh c/o The Bridge Community, Main Street, Kilcullen or by email to

New fitness class

A brand new fitness class coming to Kilcullen community centre every Monday morning from 10am -11am. Body conditioning class focused on women and men who want to shed those excess pounds while toning and improving their fitness levels.

Class suitable for all levels of fitness. Class run by fully certified NCEHS Level 4 Personal trainer and advanced fitness instructor, Yvonne Kelly viva la fitness!

“My classes get the results you have being looking for, to help you reach your goals! Classes are intense, fun, energetic, motivating. We work hard but the results show!” Class price is €7 and you can pay on the morning. To book your place text your name to 086-2635460. You can also check out my Facebook page on”

Traffic chaos

The diversion from the Athy road is being described by locals as traffic chaos. The current road-works on the old N78 Kilcullen to Athy road are causing sections of the road to be closed to traffic whilst the work is being carried out. This week the Hacklow cross area has been closed meaning that all traffic coming from Athy to Kilcullen is being diverted through Calverstown and over to the old Carlow road and traffic coming from Kilcullen for Ballyshannon, Calverstown etc. is being sent down the old Carlow road.

As these roads are not designed for large trucks and lorries and the volume of traffic on these windy roads is now increased tenfold it’s causing delays, stress as motorists get lost on the back roads and adding considerable time to people’s journeys.

There appears little that can be done whilst the road-works are going on, so take care, don’t speed on these minor roads – you never know what’s round the corner and allow a little extra time for your journey.