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A remembrance service and carol singing will take place at St Patrick’s Church on December 9 at 5pm. This is the “Remembering a Loved One at Christmas” event which has been very successful over the last three years. It is very easy to participate. Just place the name of your deceased loved one in an envelope with a 5 euro offering, mark the envelope “Remembering a Loved One at Christmas” and put it in the drop box at Celbridge Credit Union or in the collection basket in the church. Your offering will sponsor a Christmas tree light and will then go to support the work of St Brigid’s Hospice. More details are available at 087-9903884.


The Celbridge Business Association Calendar 2013 has recently been launched and free copies have been distributed to members. The Celbridge Business Association is composed of local business owners who want to foster the growth of business in Celbridge. Those who wish to join can do so through the website at


Next Taize Prayer will take place in Wellsprings Centre on Friday, December 14. 
at 8pm.

There will also be an evening of music, reflection and prayer at the Centre on December 18 at 8pm. This will celebrate the O Antiphons and will be led by Sr. Moira Bergin, RSM from the National Centre for Liturgy. In the Catholic tradition, the O Antiphons are traditionally sung or recited at evening prayers in late Advent from December 17 to December 23 inclusive.


The Mill Sports Centre has announced its arrangement of opening hours over the coming Christmas period. Limited opening hours apply on Christmas Eve and the Sports Centre will close at 2pm for the Christmas break. On December 24 and 25 the premises will remain closed. On Thursday December 27 opening times will be from 10am-2pm with normal hours on the following days. The Sports Centre will be closed all day on January 1. Normal opening hours will apply once again from January 2 onwards.

The Sports Centre offers individually tailored training programmes, Sauna and Steam Rooms, Nutritional advice, supervised workouts Personal Training Extensive Olympic Free Weights, Dumb-bells Machines Classes: Pilates, Yoga, Circuit Training, Teachers Classes, Step and Fit-ball classes as well as Indoor Sports.

Fees range from €5 to €199 to suit your pocket. Drop into the Mill Community Centre for all the details.


Celbridge Christian Church holds a mid-week service each Wednesday night at 7.30pm at unit 4 Celbridge Industrial Estate, which is behind Tesco’s. This is a non-denominational Christian church Irish in style, but drawn from many nations. Children are catered for during the service, so no need for a babysitter!


The Library will be hosting an Art Exhibition with Kay O’ Rourke

from December 6 to December 15 during library opening times. Admission is free.


Liam Lawton will be appearing at a special concert in St Patrick’s Church, Celbridge on Sunday December 23. Doors will be open at 7.30pm for the performance beginning at 8pm. Special guests will include Mary Flynn, (Soprano) and Denise Kelly (Harpist). The concert is in aid of Celbridge and Straffan Parish, the Irish Hospice Foundation and Breast Cancer Ireland. Tickets are €20. You can book at 01-6288827 from 9am-3.30pm Monday to Friday or by email at


There will be a Craft Fair in Celbridge Library on Friday December 7. Crafts on display will include jewellery, knitting, crochet, candles, Christmas decorations and cards. All are welcome.

Local author of “In a Moment” Caroline Finnerty will visit the library on Friday December 7 at 11am. All welcome.

Please note that booking is essential for all the following events. Bring your young children along for a happy time at Christmas Storytime on Saturday December 8 at either 10.30 or 11.50am.

Come and enjoy a Christmas Choral Concert with Kildare Local Authority Choir on December 13 at 8pm. Mulled wine and mince pies will be served on the evening.

Learn how to brighten up your home for the Festive Season at the Christmas Flower Arrangement Workshop for Adults on December 14 from 11am to 12.30pm.

For further information and booking, phone 01 627 2207 or email


There is a new Parent and Baby/Toddler group which meets in the St Eustace Centre each Wednesday from 10-45am-12.15pm.

This provides opportunities for support, fun, sharing and the exchange of useful information. If interested, please contact Christina Malone, the Parish Pastoral Worker, at 085-8519110.


There will be a Christmas Fair in aid of the ACRE Project on Saturday/Sunday 15–16 December from 1 to 5pm in the Salesian College.

Come and enjoy Christmas fare, baby booties, baby quilts, bags, breads, cakes, designer clothes, Christmas gifts, designer jewellery, gifts. etc.

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