IN June 2009, the then Minister for Health and Children, Mary Harney, attended the naming of a room in Celbridge Community Centre in honour of the late former Senator and county councillor, Kate Walsh, who also had the honour of being elected Celbridge’s First Lord Mayor in 1983. Kate’s family were represented by her brother, John, and sisters, Ann and Noreen and extended family at the ceremony on 7 June.
Twelve months earlier, the Community Council took a decision to name the house in honour of Kate’s outstanding contribution to community life in Celbridge and her commitment to improving the lives of everybody in the area – particularly the young people and older people. Kate also organised the famous Black and White Ball for 24 years, the highlight of the Celbridge social calendar and it raised well over three quarters of a million euro for Celbridge Community Council.
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