Local notes - MAYNOOTH



Scór is the cultural side of the GAA. Its purpose is to promote Irish culture within clubs, and to give the members who may not necessarily wish to take part in sporting activities the opportunity to show their talents elsewhere. Scór is divided into two categories - Scór Na nÓg for children under 17 years of age and Scór Sinsear for anyone over 17 years of age.

There are eight competitions, Céili Dancing, Solo-Singing, Instrumental Music, Novelty Act, Question Time, Recitation or Story Telling, Ballad Group and Set-dancing.

The Maynooth Quiz Team, Maynooth Ceili Dance Team, and Solo Singer Joseph O Gorman from St. Lawrence’s GAA Club recently became Scor na nÓg Leinster Champions. They now travel to the Ebrington Pavilion Derry on April 27 to represent their clubs, Kildare and Leinster in a bid for an All-Ireland Title.

If you would like any further information about Scór, enquire at Maynooth GAA Club or call Rita Doyle at 086 2862475 or email



Volunteers are needed to help operate and run a Foróige Junior Club in Maynooth. Have you 2 hours a week to give something back to the young people (10-12 years) in your community? If you are over 18, with the ability to work on your own initiative, are enthusiastic, enjoy working with people, look at the bright side of life and are looking for a challenge then Foróige could be just what you are looking for! For more information, contact Aidan Farrelly: Phone: 086-6384199 or email: aidan.farrelly@foroige.ie


Maynooth Musical Society is organising auditions for their upcoming Variety Show.

These are scheduled for Tuesday 5 from 7 to 9pm in the Community Space beside Manor Mills. You can choose to audition up to three numbers, including duets. Audition pieces may be used in the final show, depending on the style. The show is due to take place on Friday April 5 and Saturday 6 in the Glenroyal Hotel, with a possible matinee show on Saturday. All are welcome to attend the auditions, including previous members of the society and new members.

If you would like to audition for the show, you can email maynoothmusicalsociety@gmail.com and request an audition time. Alternatively, you can come to the Community Space between 7 and 9pm on the day. Once the cast is selected, regular rehearsals for the show will take place on a Monday and Tuesday evening, also in the Community Space.

Maynooth Musical Society is always looking for new members, and not just performers, but musicians, set builders/designers, make-up artists, costume designers… anyone looking to be creative with their talents and skills. Check the website to get involved!


Five major projects in Immunology, Mathematical Physics, Applied Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology at NUI Maynooth have won funding totalling €3.5 million from Science Foundation Ireland (SFI).

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD and the Minister for Research and Innovation, Sean Sherlock TD made the announcement on Friday January 25, as part of the SFI Investigator Programme. Divided into two streams, awards and projects, the Investigator programme is designed to support excellent research and human capital with focus on the national research priority areas, and build on Ireland’s research strengths.


The Parish of Maynooth and Ladychapel is now looking for more Altar Servers. If you are interested please contact the Parish Office at maynoothparishoffice@eircom.net To become an Altar Server the child must have received his/her First Holy Communion. The four week training 
is due to begin shortly. This also involves a commitment from the parents/guardians - one of whom also attends the training sessions and is present in the sacristy before and after the Mass at which their child serves.


Maynooth Film for All: Film Club screens “Melancholia” on Wednesday February 6 in the Iontas Building, North Campus, NUI Maynooth at 8.00pm
Director Lars Von Trier conveys to perfection the woozy dislocation
experienced by those gripped by the black dog of melancholy, adding
strong performances and painterly effects to the mix. As a sufferer
himself, it’s an obviously personal project for the great Dane, and
quite possibly the most sincere film he’s ever made
Guest and on the night membership costs just €6.00 / €4.00. Students
€2.00. Car parking is available to the rear of The Iontas Building
and is free of charge.


The Presentation Girls’ School will have an Open Day on Tuesday February 12 from 9.30am-12.30pm.


The Maynooth Musical Society is holding a Race Night in O’Neill’s on the Main Street at 8.30pm on Friday February 8. For anyone who would like to get in on the action in advance it is €10 for a horse and €5 for a jockey. Race sponsorship is €80. Email maynoothmusicalsociety@gmail.com for details.

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