Chance of an All-Ireland Title for Droichead Nua

Chance of an All-Ireland Title for Droichead Nua

Droichead Nua players from Newbridge have now qualified for the All-Ireland Drama Finals with their production of “The Good Father”.

This is their fourth year to qualify for the All-Ireland. Their previous productions were “Kings of the Kilburn Highroad”, and “The Lonesome West”.

They were placed third and forth with these productions.

“The Good Father” has received over fourteen major awards.

“The Good Father”, can be seen in The Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge on Thursday April, 19th at 8.00 p.m. - For one night only.

“The Good Father” is a warm, tender and funny love story about two people in their 30’s from different social backgrounds. Jane, a lawyer, and Tim, a painter, meet a New Year’s Eve party and reluctantly attempt a relationship after she becomes pregnant.

Sarcastic, resentful, and still trying to please her parents, Jane would prefer to go it alone. But Tim’s open-hearted honesty and persistence gradually wears her down. Estranged from his own father he is desperate to realise a dream he thought beyond him: to be a good father. As resistance turns to love, they begin to glimpse a bright future together, but Jane carries a secret that threatens to tear them apart.

Protest trip to Labour Conference

The Newbridge / Kildare branches of the Campaign against the Household Charge are organising a bus to travel to the Labour Party Conference in Galway on Saturday 14 April. The cost is €15 return for the day trip. 

Willie’s Bouquet of The Week

This week’s bouquet goes to the beautifully Easter themed window display of Newbridge Shop ‘Nature’s Options.’ Other close contenders were Katini Boutique and O’Rourke’s Off Licence. These along with the lovely new frontages to McDonnell’s Bar and Central Grill give a welcome uplift to the bright new image that Newbridge is projecting.

Appeal for roller skates and typewriter

Newbridge Drama Group are staging a play called “My Son is Crazy...but promising” at the end of May and they urgently need to borrow two items as stage props - one pair of size 10 roller skates and a manual typewriter. If anyone is willing to loan them to us please contact Justin Brady on 045 433027.

Little Way Cancer Support

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

Free 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 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.

Soccer egend Assists KARE

KARE Tour De Foothills Cycle Challenge 2012 will take place on Sunday 15 April 2012 starting from Naas GAA Club, Naas, Co. Kildare. You can choose to cycle on the 100km, 50km, or family friendly 20km routes. All information can be found on The special guest on the day will be Irish soccer legend Paul McGrath and all money raised goes to KARE.

Wildlife for Kids

Newbridge Library is hosting a free workshop for children aged between 4 and 10 on Nature and Wildlife. The session will be from 10.30 to 12.30 on April 14 and will feature an introduction to wildlife with storytelling. All children must be accompanied by an adult.