Local Notes - KILDARE

Community Games

Community Games

Congratulations to the U/15 boys badminton team (Liam Connolly, Ben Gilligan, Conor O’Keefe, Ryan Powel) who came second to Eadestown in the county finals. Also hard luck to our U/11 rugby team who were beaten by Athy in the quarter finals. Next up is the swimming on March 2nd. If you want to compete in the swimming please contact Mabel at 0868516789.

Coder Dojo in town

Lets get Kildare Town coding! CoderDojo will commence shortly in Kildare Town. CoderDojo is a free Irish led, global movement of coding clubs for young people. Come learn or teach to code, hack, develop websites, apps, games and more! It’s free! If you are interested in mentoring or getting involved please e-mail kildaretowncoderdojo@gmail.com. The first six weeks course will be open to primary school children only. Parents or guardians must remain in the room with their children for the duration of each class. Visit www.facebook.com/CoderdojoKildareTown or www.coderdojo.com.

Bridge results

Results from Cill Dara Bridge Club Competition 14 Jan 2013. 1st Nett: William O’Toole and Paddy Gill.1st Gross: A.J. Mullowney and Sean Mc Cabe. 2nd. Nett: Kate Maguire and Monica Gilsenan. 3rd Nett: Mary Kennedy and Ann Doyle.

Feile Bhride in full swing

The 21st annual Feile Bhride started last Sunday and is currently in full swing in Kildare town.

On Tuesday at 4pm in the Heritage Centre, there will be the launch of Brigid’s Way - a new pilgrimage walk from St. Brigid’s shrine in Faughart, Co. Louth to Kildare town. The annual Celtic lecture will be delivered by Padraigin Clancy at Aras Bhride at 8pm.

A permanent fixture in the programme which always attracts a crowd, is the Brigid’s Eve ritual at St. Brigid’s Well on Thursday 31 from 7.20am to 9.30pm. Those taking part are asked to assemble at the Japanese Gardens car park at 7.20pm.

There will be a walk on the Curragh Plains at 1pm on February 1. There will be another opportunity to weave St. Brigid’s crosses at 1pm in the Heritage Centre. On Saturday February 2, the Afri Justice and Peace Conference takes place at the Osbourne Centre, Irish National Stud. It features Walking the Talk on the Curragh with John Feehan; and Wood for Life - Tom Roche of Just Forests takes the audience through a unique exhibition.

It will also include a presentation from the local schools on Responding to Challenge of Climate Change. The conference, which is titled Meeting the Challenge of Climate Change, also features Dreaming for the Earth: Rose Kelly and Cormac Breatnach. Anyone wishing to attend can log on to www.feilebride2013afri.eventbrite.ie

There will also be a craft fair in the Heritage Centre from 2pm to 5pm on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3.

The final day also features the mass at St Brigid’s Well at 10.30am and a workshop facilitated by the Solas Bhride team at 12 noon at Aras Bhride. Throughout the week there will also be traditional music at various venues in the town. For further information contact the Solas Bhride team on 045 522890.

Youth Club Hub in St Joseph’s

Calling all groups, clubs and services who have young people/youths as member in Kildare Town. Might you have an interest in using the new youth hub in St Josephs Academy as a long term need, short term need or perhaps just occasionally! Please help us to know what the needs are for this great facility and complete a basic questionnaire. Ring Sean 086-8034895 or email scooke1@eircom.net or email Kildare Town Community Forum at donna.hill2306@gmail.com for more information and questionnaire.

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