Record Day at Top Twenty

On Saturday April 21st record stores across the globe will host a day of music, offers, exclusive and limited edition releases for ‘Record Store Day’. It is a day when people celebrate and support their local independent record store and this year, for the first time, it comes to Top Twenty in Newbridge.

Top Twenty in conjunction with Kildare-based music blog, BarryGruff, will be hosting a special set of live in-store performances from the likes of Captain Moonlight, Sive, Appo, Substance, Paul McCormack, Sea Area Forecast and more to be announced. As well as some great live performances, to celebrate Record Store Day and 25 years in business, Top Twenty will be offering 10% off all stock (excluding tickets) forthe day.

Come down and enjoy some live music from 2pm, Saturday, April 21st & support your local record shop like so many others across the globe.

Newbridge FC

Newbridge Town’s U-16 team reached the semi-final of the F.A.I. Under 16 Cup by defeating Cobh 2-1 at home on St. Patricks Day. They play Ashbourne at home on Saturday next in the semi-final and this team have already made history by being the first team from the Club to reach this stage.


If you are interested in growing your own fruit and vegetables come along to your local GIY (Grow It Yourself) group. The next meeting will be at St. Conleth’s Infant school in Newbridge at 8 on Tuesday 17 April. The meeting is free and all are welcome. For further information contact 087 7954231 (after 5p.m.)

KYT 80’s Fundraiser

KYT are rounding up volunteers who like to sing and who’d like to take part in this year’s Hop (it’s an 80’s night, as last year’s was the 70’s). If you would like to sing with the ‘Backwater Crooners’ please contact KYT.

If you can’t take part, make a note in your diary for a great night in June - Sunday 3 in the Keadeen Hotel in Newbridge.

Men’s Sheds

Newbridge Community Men’s Sheds (NCMS) meet every Monday at 2pm in the Meeting

Room, Curates’ House, Chapel Lane. They are inviting men of all ages and nationalities to come

along to meetings to discuss the initiative Community Men’s sheds aimed at men who

may be interested in taking part in activities such as woodwork, metalwork, storytelling,

and other hobbies etc. For more information contact Fergus on 086 4091712, or Brendan on 087


Newbridge Gospel Choir

There is a practice every Monday night in the Holy Family Convent from

7:30pm- 9pm. Everyone is welcome to join in

Arthritis Exercise Classes.

Beginners seated exercise class for people with arthritis in Newbridge Day-care Centre,

Station Rd., Newbridge. Meet every Monday at 11am. Admission is €5 per session. Tutor:

Eva Doran Phone 0876321833 (Kildare Branch of Arthritis Ireland) for further details.

Little Way Cancer Support

Mini Marathon

Ladies, it’s that time of the year again! Would you like to Walk, Run and Support the Little Way Cancer Support Centre, Clane. A Mini Marathon takes place on bank holiday Monday, 4 June 2012. Contact: 045 902996/0872983140

Parish Briefs

Newbridge Youth Project and Newbridge Family Resource Centre, Dara Park are holding a “Young People Parenting – Drop – in” on Tuesday afternoons from 1.00 – 2.00p.m. Lunch is provided, toys and play area also available.

Scriptures and Lay Associates will meet this Thursday at 8 pm in the Holy Family Convent. All welcome.

Old Time Dancing every Tuesday night in Sarsfields Clubhouse in aid of Almas and Sr. Muriel’s Home for the aged. Admission is €7. Music is by Tom McDonald.

South Kildare Photography Club - meet each Thursday evening at 8 pm in Newbridge Parish Centre. Visit their website:

Roseberry, Tankardsgarden, and District Association: A committee meeting will be held this Thursday Newbridge Golf Club at 8.30pm to discuss forthcoming events: annual clean-up; Senior Citizens’ evening and other issues. All welcome. Please note venue and time.

Youth Service as Gaeilge

Cumann na bhFiann is the largest nationwide youth service, running weekly youth clubs and events all year round through the medium of Irish. The club in Newbridge takes place every Friday from 5 pm- 6.30pm in Scoil Mhuire Junior School. This is an excellent opportunity to practice oral Irish through fun and games. They extend a warm welcome to 4th, 5th and 6th class students to join. For further details, please call Cáit 087 9160819.

‘The Good Father’

Droichead Nua Players present “The Good Father” by Christian O’Reilly on Thursday 19 April at 8pm in the Riverbank Arts Centre. Bookings: Riverbank Box Office 045 44832

Free Service For Jobseekers

Employability Service is in Newbridge Library every Friday 10am - 12. No appointment necessary. If you have been out of work through illness, injury or disability and you are looking to get back to work, we may be able to help you. Call in and meet one of our Job Coach Team. This is a Free Service.

Outing for Active Retired Group

Newbridge Active Retired are travelling to Castleross Hotel, Killarney on the 14 May. The cost is €245 including bus. For more details, please contact Betty 045 433362.

Newbridge Local History Group

The Group’s next meeting will be an illustrated talk, On the banks of the Liffey: the Dominicans in Newbridge, 1920 to the present, and will be given by Raphael Ryan.  It will take place in Sarsfield GAA hall on Wednesday, 18 April at 8.30pm.In May the Group will visit the Newbridge Barracks’ Reading and Recreation Room’, otherwise known as the Bord na Mona offices in Newbridge, one of the last remnants of the British Army Barracks in Newbridge still in use, with its original facade and structure still intact. This will take place on Wednesday 16 April at 7pm (note earlier time).