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There was a mass exodus from the Kilcullen scout den on Friday as 80 beavers, cubs, scouts, ventures and leaders headed off for a weekend of camping in the Slieve Bloom’s.

The weekend group camp is a first in recent times for the 9th Kildare scout group and everyone has been looking forward to the event.

A lot of time and effort goes into planning such an event and so we asked the Ventures to take pictures and record the activities, we look forward to seeing what they got up to! Let’s hope the weather doesn’t put a dampener on any of it!

Call out for Cecille Bellamy

Could Cecille Bellamy from Kilcullen please contact Michelle Hourihan on 086 3736402, regarding the prize draw.

The school have been trying to contact Cecille regarding the draw and have had no response but if you read this Cecille, or you know her please pass the message on.

Canoeing club for beginners

If you’re aged 11 to 15 years and would like to try canoeing then the Kilcullen canoe club have the course for you.

Running from the July 30 to the August 3, Monday to Friday with a choice of either 10am to 1pm or 2pm to 5pm, you can learn to paddle while enjoying a fun filled programme.

Cost for the week is €100 which includes all canoeing equipment. For more details or an application form call Sonja on 087 2436968.

Racing to KARE

An evening at the Races in Aid of KARE, takes place at the Curragh Race Course on Saturday July 21. Tickets are €15 and €10 from every ticket sold in advance goes directly to KARE to help them to continue to do the wonderful work they carry out all across Kildare, East Offaly and West Wicklow.

It’s a great opportunity for a relaxed and enjoyable day out while helping support a wonderful local charity. Tickets can be bought on or by calling 045 448700.

Summer singing

Summer Singing Camp will be held at Cross & Passion College, Kilcullen, from Monday July 16 to Friday July 20. Classes are for 6 – 11 year olds (2pm – 4pm daily) and 12 – 18 year olds (4.15 – 6.15pm daily). Only €70 per person.

Places are limited so book early. Please Call 086 – 2581595.

Singing and piano lessons also available from Phionagh Gibson No. 21, Market Square, Kilcullen Ph: 086-2581595 or Email:

Drama Dynamics Summer Stage

This very popular summer camp returns for another week of fun running from Monday July 9 to Friday July 13, from 10am to 2pm each day. The camp takes place in the Solas (formerly the Kilcullen tennis club) with a performance for all the family in the Town Hall Theatre in Kilcullen at the end of the week.

All levels of experience welcome and everyone gets a part. Contact Evelyn O’Sullivan ALAM/ALCM on 087 6441504

Art Camp

Workshops for 5 to 12 year olds will be held with a qualified artist in the Kilcullen community centre from July 9 to 13 and July 16 to 20. This is a chance for boys and girls to nurture their artistic creativity and have fun.

All materials will be supplied and activities will include painting, drawing, clay modeling, printing, collage and more. There are two options; 10am to 12pm for or 10am to 2pm. For more details or to book a place call 087 9729611.

Summer Soccer School

A Summer Soccer School for boys and girls aged 6 to 14 years will be held in the Kilcullen community centre from July 9 to 13 and July 16 to 20.

Whether you’re new to the game of football or a seasoned campaigner at your local club the eflow FAI summer soccer schools are for you.

The camps run from 10.30am to 3pm Monday to Friday, 5 whole days packed with top-quality coaching.

If you’re a goalkeeper our specialized goalkeeper camps run for 2 or 3 days at weekends or on weekday evenings.

We are proud of the highest standards of child safety and welfare maintained on our camps, with constant supervision and garda vetting of all coaches, our coaches are all FAI accredited and we have a low ratio of coaches to participants.

All participants will receive an eflow FAI summer soccer schools full Umbro kit, backpack and football, along with a certificate at the end of the week. Book now at or on 1890 653 653.