Kildare news

Derby Festival

Derby Festival


DVD club

A DVD club is taking place in Kildare town library. Members are given a modern and classic film every month, and then meet to discuss the films. All are welcome to sign up in the library (045 520235).

Pilgrimage to Lough Derg

A pilgrimage will take place to Lough Derg on July 6. A bus will depart from Monasterevin at 5am and will collect pilgrims in towns and villages in Co.Kildare.

Contact: 0876697902 or email Fare E50.

Help for jobseekers

Having Trouble Getting That Job, Training Course or Back to Education.

If you are unemployed and in receipt of a Social Welfare Payment and you are entitled to work in Ireland, County Kildare Local Employment Service Network can help, providing a free Career Guidance and Support Service, help you with the skills and confidence you need to get back to work. You can also receive help with CV Preparation, Letters of Application and Interview Skills.

We also operate an information service with details of employment and training opportunities in your locality and other employment related issues. You can access the FÁS Jobs Ireland database on our touch screen computers.

For further Information you can contact Bridie on 045 521950 or call into the office, 3 Bride Street, Kildare Town.

St Vincent de Paul shop

Kildare SVP shop are looking for donations of furniture, clothes and bric-a-brac.

Ph. 045-531092. Opening hours: 10am - 3pm Tuesday - Saturday.

Coffee morning and jumble sale

EVE Harvest Centre & RehabCare are hosting a Coffee Morning and jumble/ cake sale in the CYMS Hall on Thursday 28th June 2012 from 10.30am to 2.00pm.

For further information please contact Harvest Centre at 045 522537 or RehabCare at 045 5330352.

Carmelite pilgrimage

Carmelite Lourdes Pilgrimage, Kildare town, will take place September the 27th to the 2nd of October 2012. Fares from €699, full board. Places still available. Contact Martin at 087-2553582.

Community and Family Centre opens

The new community and family centre at the old De La Salle Brothers House, Teach Dara, is now open. All are welcome to come down and have a look at the new community facilities on offer.

Community Games swim and gymnastics

The Kildare Town community games swimming and gymnastics will take place during June.

If you would like to be considered to represent Kildare Town in either events please contact Mabel (086) 8516789 or Breda (087) 9432696.

Grow Your Own group in Kildare

A Grow Your Own group in Kildare town hosts meetings in the library on Thursday evenings. For more information, contact the library at 045 520235.

Medjugorje Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje September 5 2012 fo\r 7 nights. Contact Ann McDonald, Campion Crescent, 087 2705148 or 522192 for details.


The group meet each Wednesday evening at 8.30pm in the Carmelite Hall.

Country Market

Kildare Country Market takes place on Thursdays from 10am to 12 midday, with a selection of home baking, jams, marmalade, ree range eggs, seasonal vegetables and locally produced crafts.

NCBI shop

All donations are gratefully received at the National Council for the Blind of Ireland shop. The shop stocks ladies, gents and children’s wear, shoes and handbags, bric-a-brac, books and toys. Volunteers are also needed to help out in the shop. For more information, call 087 1394325.

Old phones for kids charity

Sensational Kids is asking for donations of old mobile phones to get an I Pad for use by the therapy team who work with children with special needs at the charity’s child development and learning centre.

The charity is aiming to collect 165 old mobile phones which will enable them to obtain an I-Pad in exchange for recycling the phones.

Old mobile phones can be dropped into to posted to Sensational Kids at Unit F2 Kildare Business Park, Melitta Road, Kildare Town.

Sensational Kids can be contacted by phone on 045 520900

Bowls practise in CMWS hall

Practice every Monday and Thursday in the CMWS hall from 7to 9 pm.

Badminton club members

Kildare CMWS Badminton Club are seeking new members. The Club meets in the New Kildare Town Community School Dunmurry Road Kildare on four full size courts. Secondary School Students from 6pm to 7 pm (Limited places available).

Adults; 7 pm to 10 pm, Cost €5 per evening you attend.Coaching available.

For further information contact Esther Brady-0876732848 or Sinead Kelly 0857597138.

Rehab Social Social Dancing for Rehab

Social Dancing starts in the newly re-vamped Dowlings of Prosperous each Wednesday and Saturday night in aid of REHAB. Dancing Wednesday.

Admission €7, dancing from 9.30pm – 11.30pm.

Cycling Club in Kildare town

Kildare Headstrong cycling club are promoting cycling and fitness of all levels. Contact Mervin Duggan on 087 9771004 or Ger Sullivan on 086 3773173 for more information.

Patsy Furlong Foundation

In order to raise funds we are collecting scrap metal.If anyone has anything made of metal that they want to get rid of or would like to donate to aid our work in Africa please let us know.You can contact us at 086-0384398(Mick Reade) or 086-8131068 (John Kearney).

KARE Race evening at the Curragh

An evening at the Races in Aid of KARE, takes place at the Curragh Race Course on Saturday 21st July 2012.

Tickets are €15 and €10 from every ticket sold in advance goes directly to KARE.

Tickets can be bought on or by calling 045 448700.