A call has been made for repairs to be carreid to the footbridge on the east side of Kill village. Cllr. Fintan Brett told a Kildare County Council meeting that the anti-slip surface on the bridge as risen and “is a trip hazard.”
However the council has passed the matter over to the National Roads Authority along with a request for the NRA to do the work. “Repairs to bridges, including footbridges, is a function of the NRA,” the council replied.
Rochford Manor estate
The issue of Kildare County Council taking in charge the Rochford Manor estate was raised at a council meeting. According to Kildare County Council some “minor remedial works” are required and these have not been completed by the developer. The issue will come up again at the next meeting of Kildare County Council.
Come along and enjoy a game of bingo in the Kill GAA hall every Thursday from 8.30 to 10pm. All welcome.
The numbers drawn in the Kill GAA lotto draw on March 26 were 4, 13, 27 and 28. There was no jackpot winner and the E200 prize was divided between five winners: C Byrne c/o C Byrne; T O’Connor c/o P Reid; P Clifford c/o Timmy; Higgins Family c/o P Reid, and Teasy Higgins c/o Jane. Next week’s jackpot is E8,100
Fundraising bake sale
ANAM Girls Choir are holding a cake sale next week-end in the Parish Meeting room in Kill. Please support.
Kill GAA briefs
Well done to the minors who defeated St Kevins in round 7 of the minor league. This result has guaranteed the team a place in the semi-final of the league. The seniors recorded a win in their first game of the league, defeating Milltown. This victory sets the lads up well for the coming games and hopefully can see the team push for promotion.
KARE to golf?
Want to spend some of the Easter weekend playing one of Ireland greatest courses for a knockdown fee while supporting a great local charity? KARE Open Golf Competition will take place in the Curragh Golf Club on Saturday April 7 and Sunday April 8. The price is E10 for members of the Curragh and E15 for visitors. All proceeds in aid of KARE. To book a tee time visit www.curraghgolf.com.
A healing mass with anointing of the sick will be held on Wednesday April 4 at 3pm in Kill Church. All are welcome.
A Penitential Service will be held in Kill tonight, Tuesday, April 3, at 8pm. A number of visiting priests will be present. Please come and make it a memorable celebration as we prepare for Easter.
In Kill Church after evening Mass you are invited to spend half an hour before the Altar of Repose. The times allocated for each area of the parish are listed in the Holy Week booklet. The church will be open until 10.30pm.
Please return your Trocaire Boxes to the churches on Holy Thursday. It would be appreciated if people could change the coins to notes if possible.
Friends of Naas Hospital
The annual general meeting of the Friends of Naas Hospital will take place in the hospital on Wednesday April 4 at 5pm. New members would be very welcome.
There will be Stations of the Cross in Kill Church at 8.30pm on Friday April 6.
First Holy Communion
All First Communion children with their parents/ guardians are invited to attend Thursdays 5pm Mass (Holy Thursday) in Kill .
Naas Easter parade
Don’t miss the Naas Easter Parade which takes place on Easter Sunday.
Starting from the Blessington Road at 2.45pm, the parade comes up past the old Tesco store, turns left and up through the town. The review stand will be at the Court House and the prize giving ceremony will take place after the parade in the Osprey Hotel. There will be lots of fun for all the family including four marching bands, displays from community groups, sport groups, local business, Irish dancers, gymnastics, vintage cars, and steam engines. The annual parade is usually watched by thousands of people and is a great family occasion.
Craft and food fair in Moat
The Moat Theatre, Naas, is running an Easter Craft and Food Fair on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 April in the Auditorium of the Moat. Places are limited. To book your stall telephone Padraic Doyle on 087 1460467 or the Moat booking office 045 883030.
Music and dance
Come along to Ardclough GAA Club on Easter Sunday night, April 8, for a night of dancing in the Lounge with The Decades dance band. Free admission.
Kill Tidy Towns
A meeting of Kill Tidy Towns will take place tonight, Tuesday April 3, at 8pm in the Parish Meeting Room.
Irish dancing classes
Ardclough GAA is the venue for Irish dancing classes every Wednesday evening from 6-8pm. Please contact Pearl Mahoney 087 9593625.
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.
Naas Special Olympics Club
Naas Special Olympics Club established in 2008 invites you to come join their club. Serving all areas in Kildare, it is a sports club for people with intellectual disabilities. Besides the physical benefits of sport Naas Special Olympics Club can change lives as athletes can develop both physically and emotionally. Athletes make new friends and the club enables athletes to achieve and win not only in sport but in their lives too. Naas Special Olympics club has a lot to offer. They meet every Monday evening, with the junior group meeting at 6pm and seniors at 7pm. To join the club as a member or volunteer please contact Jacinta secretary on 087 2229695.
HOPE(D) Helping Other People Endure Depression Counselling Services, are located at 3 Limerick Lane, Newbridge, serving the people of Naas too. Why not remember some you loved and lost to suicide or help those suffering depression by taking part in The Flora Women’s Mini Marathon on June 4, and help raise sponsorship for counselling services.
Hope(d) provide qualified counsellors for people who may be suffering from, anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts and more. Should you wish to run for HOPE(D) please don’t hesitate to contact Sean on 087 7708921.
St. Vincent de Paul shop
The Naas St. Vincent de Paul Furniture Shop 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.