Little Way Cancer Support

Little Way Cancer Support

Little Way Cancer Support meets on Tuesdays from 11am to 12.30pm at the Church of Ireland Parish Centre, Carlow Road, Athy. For further information, contact 087-2983140.


The next meeting of the North Barrow branch is on Wednesday 9th of May in Frank O’Brien’s at 8.30 PM. All are welcome

Athy Tri-Athlon Club announce their training plan

If one of your goals is to complete a tri-athlon or to enter a relay team then, you are more than welcome to join Athy tri club in training and we will help motivate you and or your team to achieve that goal. Our training times are as follows: MONDAY - cycle 30/40k@ 7pm (meet at courthouse),TUESDAY - open water swim @ 7pm (meet at courthouse), WEDNESDAY - brick session@7pm (meet in rugby club),THURSDAY - run 5/10k@ 7pm (meet at courthouse), FRIDAY - open water swim @ 7pm (meet at courthouse), SATURDAY cycle 30/40k@ 10am (meet at courthouse), SUNDAY - cycle 20/30k@ 9am (meet at courthouse), Run 5/10k@ 10am (meet at courthouse) For more info we are on facebook and also on the web at

Table Quiz

There will be a charity table quiz in Andersons on May 10th at 7.30pm. All are welcome

Historical Outing

A Joint Outing to Killeen Cormac arranged by Castledermot Local History Group and Athy Museum Society takes place on Sunday 20th May at 3.00 p.m. This ancient site on the Kildare/Wicklow border at Colbinstown is possibly one of the oldest Christian sites in Ireland. It holds seven ogham stones and has many other interesting features. The history of this important site will be the subject of a talk by Dr. Sharon Greene who has made a detailed study of Killeen Cormac. Parking will be available in a nearby field courtesy of the land owner. A fee of €2.00 per person will be payable on the day. For any further information contact Frank Taaffe PH: (059) 8638181 or by email:

Fianna Fáil

The April meeting of the Frank English Fianna Fáil Cumann held recently, discussed quite a number of matters of local interest. The Cumann whose membership includes quite a number of individuals involved in pre-school and primary education as well as members with young children, welcomed Cllr. Mark Dalton’s and Cllr. John Lawler’s motion at the April meeting of Athy Town Council, that the council apply for funding from the recently announced Sports Capital Grants Scheme to improve the playground facilities in the People’s Park. This facility is the only free facility for young families in Athy and it should be brought up to the standard of similar facilities in surrounding towns.

Raft Race

The annual Bertie Kiernan memorial raft race will take place on Sunday 13th May at 12pm. The race will start at the boat slip and head down river to finish under the Cromaboo Bridge. The event takes place as part of the annual Athy Water festival. Teams consist of four members per raft and all participants must wear a lifejacket. For more information, contact Jimmy on 087- 6236515 or Barry on 087-6258232

Boat rally

Inland Waterways Association of Ireland

The IWAI will hold a boat rally on the river barrow the weekend of May 11th 12th and 13th. Friday 11th at 4pm – Registration,  8pm – BBQ, 9.30pm - Entertainment: The Bridge House. Saturday 12th at 10am - Boat & Chandlery Sale, 11am - Lock usage demo at lock 26th , 11.30am - Flotilla to the Jetty, 12.30pm - Ecumenical Service, 1pm and 3pm – Historical Lectures on Irelands Waterways System, 2pm - Best Dressed Boat Competition, Athy Scouts Demo, River Pitch and Putt, Barrow Cot on Display, Water safety Demo by Civil Defence, 7pm - Dick Warner talk, 9pm - Entertainment: Clancy’s. Sunday 13th 10am - Rowing Demo, 11am - Introduction to Fishing , 11am - Athy Triathlon Club Demo, 11.30am - Churchtown Pipe Band, 12noon - The Annual Bertie Kernan Raft Race, 10am - 2pm Farmers Market, 11am to 4pm - Vintage Fire Engine Display. If you are interested in helping with the organisation or taking part in some of the many events such as the raft race, please contact Kathleen Cross on 086-8979632 or myself on the above number. Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, April 25th at 8pm. All are welcome.

Athy Community First Responder

Athy Community First Responder is setting up in Athy and we need your help to help those close to you. Community First Responder Volunteers will be fully trained to perform CPR, to use an AED (Defibrillator) and perform Oxygen therapy. First Responders work in conjunction with the HSE to attend emergency calls received by the ambulance service and provide care until the ambulance arrives. How you can help – become a volunteer, come along to one of our training nights or support our fundraising efforts. For more information, contact Caitriona 085 1479500 or Paul 085 2289264.

Athy Bingo

Bingo takes place every Sunday at 3pm in Athy GAA Hall. Everyone is welcome for a fun activity on a Sunday afternoon

Farmers Market

The Farmers Market takes place every Sunday in Emily Square Athy from 10am till 2pm. This is the perfect event to purchase the very best of locally produce products.

Cookery Course

A 6 week Cookery and Healthy Eating course is been run by County Kildare Leader Partnership in Athy CDP, Woodstock Street. This course is due to start on Monday 14th May.  This course is free and is open to both men and women. The Local & Community Development Programme is a social inclusion programme aimed at helping the long-term unemployed, lone parents (particularly those with children aged 5 or under), disadvantaged young people/young early school leavers, people with a disability, older people, travellers, asylum seekers and refugees and preference will be given to those who apply from these categories. Enrolment is essential as places are limited. The course is a very practical course and will give you new ideas and skills for lunches, snacks, teas and dinners.