50 shades of Kill for a grey night!

50 shades of Kill for a grey night!

The next meeting of Kill History Group will take place on Monday November 28 at 8.30pm in the Parish Meeting Room. Guest speaker is James Durney who will be speaking about Kill, the Traynors and the Irish Revolution. All welcome.

An additional meeting of the Kill History Group will take place on Monday December 3 at 8.30 pm in the Parish Meeting Room. Guest speaker on the night will be author and local historian Liam Kenny, whose talk had to be postponed from the previous week. Liam has promised us Fifty Shades of Kill for a grey night, but rumour has it that he will be talking about the decade of centenaries on which we are currently embarked. In any case, we are sure that Liam will be his usual informative and entertaining self. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Earls Court

Local councillor Fintan Brett has expressed concern about the safety of the entrance to Earl’s Court, Kill. Cllr. Brett wants the Kildare County Council to review safety at the roundabout there. The council have refered the matter to the roads design section and has asked Cllr. Brett for details about particular aspects of safety which concern him.


If you have news for the Kill Johnstown notes section of the Leinster Leader you can email it to or telephone Theresa Murray at 087 7672463.

Rochford Manor

The future management of the Rochford Manor estate in Kill has still not been clarified. Cllr. Fintan Brett raised the matter at a Kildare County Council area meeting last week, asking that the council consider taking the estate in charge.

However the council responded that the developer of Rochford Manor has made a written submission about the outstanding remedial works previously agreed “which will require further investigation.” Cllr. Brett told the meeting that 3-4 public lights are not working there. He added: “There is a bond and I think it’s time the bond was used.”

Confirmation enrolement

The enrolement ceremony for boys and girls who will receive the sacrament of Confirmation takes place next Sunday December 2 in Ardclough Church at 9.20am and Kill Church at 12.15pm.

St. Vincent de Paul

The Christmas Church Gate Collection for the local St. Vincent de Paul will take place on December 1 and 2. Please support.

Annual Toy Mass

The annual Toy Mass will take place in Kill on the week-end of December 8 and 9. Children are invited to bring a new toy to Mass. These toys will be donated to St. Vincent De Paul locally. Please note that SVP have requested that the gifts are not wrapped this year.

Kildare Alzheimers

The Kildare branch of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland will hold a Monster Sale of work in The Parish Centre Newbridge on November 30 from 11am to 4pm. All donations of new and nearly new articles gratefully received. Further information from Angela 086-8108111.

Kill GAA Juvenile meeting

The Kill GAA Juvenile Committee are holding an important meeting for mentors/ selectors of all Juvenile Hurling and Camogie teams on tonight Tuesday November 27 at 8.30pm. If you live in the Kill/ Johnstown area and are interested in Hurling or Camogie please come along.

Kill GAA lotto

The winning numbers in the Kill GAA lotto draw on November 19 were 2, 3, 9 and 18. There was no jackpot winner. The prize of €200 went to Tom Cunnane and Derek Kelly. The next jackpot is €13,200.

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.

Flower demonstration

There will be a flower demonstration at the Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge on Sunday December 16 starting at 7.30pm. The demonstration will be given by award winning florist Richard Delmer and all proceeds go to

the Jack and Jill Foundation.

Nutrition for children

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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