Kill Johnstown

Kill History Group

Kill History Group

The next meeting of the Kill History Group which will take place on Monday November 26 at 8.30 pm in the Parish Meeting Room. Featured this month will be a unique transcript of a recording, dating from 1914, of the reminiscences of an eighty year old man (Christy Walshe) talking about his memories of Kill and Johnstown and surrounding big houses. Guest speaker on the night will be author and local historian James Durney, who will be speaking about Kill, the Traynors and the Irish Revolution.

Please note that this replaces the scheduled talk by Liam Kenny, which will now take place at a later date.

First Communion reminder

All First Communion children with their parents/ guardians are invited to attend next Sunday’s 9.30am Mass in Ardclough or the 12.15pm Mass in Kill. The coordinating group of parents for Kill School will meet in the Parish Meeting room today, Tuesday November 20 at 8pm and in Ardclough School at 8.45pm.

Zumba Fitness Class

Arclough GAA centre is the venue for a new Zumba fitness class. Starting today, Tuesday November 20, and running from 8 to 9pm, this is a four week course and there is a special rate of just €35. Experienced ZIN Instructor - contact Grainne 087 6374030.

Table quiz

Get your thinking caps on for the charity table quiz which will be held in Kill GAA Club on Friday November 23 starting at 8.30pm. Proceeds will go to Give Charity Africa (to support Tom Cunnane‘s fundraising to buy computers). Cost €10 per person. All welcome.

Kill Bereavement Group

The next meeting of Kill Bereavement Group will take place on Monday November 19 at 8.30pm in the Parish Meeting Room. All welcome.

Kill Senior Citizens Christmas Party

The Kill Senior Citizen’s Christmas Party will be held in Kill G.A.A. (by kind permission) on Sunday December 2 at 1pm. All newcomers to the parish are very welcome. Lunch, refreshments and light tea served.

Johnstown Tidy Towns

The Johnstown Tidy Towns group would like to thank all those who contributed to their recent church gate collection. They were delighted with the response and support from the wider community.

Gentle reminder

Anyone who has a container for bringing communion to the sick belonging to the Church please return.

Kill GAA lotto

There was no winner of the jackpot in the Kill GAA lotto draw on November 12. The winning numbers were 9, 12, 13 and 18. The winner of the €200 prize was Teresa Durnin. Next jackpot €13,050.

Music in Ardclough GAA Club

Come along to Ardclough GAA club for a night of great music on Saturday November 24 from 10pm. All ages and music tastes catered for. Free admission.

Counselling services

Hope(d) Counselling Services, 3 Limerick Lane, Newbridge, established in 2003 have been providing counselling services in the Kildare area for the past nine years. Over the years their qualified counsellors have provided support to a broad range of people, particularly those who cannot afford to pay for private counselling. Do not let a persons financial position deter you from utilising their counselling service. All they ask is that you donate what you can, if you can. Their counsellors offer support in numerous areas, including depression, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, bereavement, low self esteem, addiction and many more, and all areas of Kildare are served. To book an appointment please call 087 1513535.

Talks for parents

On Thursday November 22 at 7pm there is another free talk on the topic of aspergers and girls. Issues to be covered will include: What does Asperger

’s syndrome look like in girls? Educating the female student with Asperger’s syndrome. Preparing for puberty and beyond.

A free talk on nutrition for children with special needs is taking place on Tuesday November 27 at 7pm. This seminar looks at the proven benefits of nutrition on attention span, concentration, emotional response and mood. Please contact Naas Library (Email: , Tel:045879111) to reserve your place as numbers are limited.

Christmas Craft Fair

A free Christmas Craft Fair is taking place in Naas Library on Friday November 30 and Saturday December 1. This annual fair will have a wide range of locally made craft items including jewellery, candles, woodturning, handmade cards, paintings, paper crafts, crochet, knitting, painted glass and much more! All are welcome to come along to have a look during library opening hours.

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