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Insight is planning to present ‘Translations’ by Brian Friel, at the Kildrought Lounge, Celbridge, from April 13 to 27. “Translations is a three-act play which Friel wrote in 1980. A detachment of the Royal Engineers arrives in a small Donegal town. They are engaged in preparing the first ordnance survey of Ireland. The play concerns the interactions between the local Irish speaking community and examines the issues of language, communication and cultural difference. The play is in English. The new Insight production will be directed by Pete Butler.


Celbridge Library has a special series of events taking place during the school Easter break. So there is no need for boredom to set in once the Easter eggs have been eaten

Painting with Sharon is on Tuesday April 2 from 10am to 12pm for boys and girls 8-12 years old and from 2pm to 3.30 pm for the over-twelves.

Create a Bird Mobile on Wednesday April 3 from 2.00pm to 3.30pm. This workshop will be suitable for ages 5 and over. Participants must know how to use a scissors.

Make a Sock Monster on Wednesday April 3 from 11am to 12.30pm. This will be suitable for those aged 8 and upwards. Participants must know how to sew.

The Cup Cake Workshop on Thursday April 4 from 2 to 3pm. This will be suitable for 8 to 12 year olds.

Sing Your Socks Off with Mischa on Friday April 5 from 10.30 to 11.15am. This will be suitable for toddlers from 1 to 4 years.

Booking is essential for all these events. Bookings are being taken from Tuesday March 19, onwards. Please contact the library at 01 6272207 or e-mail


The Kildare Arts Service is has announced that Culture Night this year is scheduled for September 20. On this date arts and cultural organisations open their doors until late with lots of free events, tours, talks and performances for you, your family and friends to enjoy.


A campaign is under way in aid of Celbridge resident Dylan in his fundraising efforts for intensive treatment to help him walk. You can learn more at the Facebook page: Treatment for Dylan to Walk. Dylan is currently receiving treatment at The First Step Therapy Centre in Newry.


The Office of Public Works is currently restoring the beautiful parkland walks, pond, temples, ice-house, bath house, Ha-Ha’s and avenues at Castletown. These works are going to plan and are due to be finished this spring. A Ha-Ha is a ditch or landscape feature designed to separate the lawns around a big house from the nearby grazing land. The Castletown parklands are open to visitors and the local community to enjoy and explore during daylight hours throughout the year.

Castletown House is now open to the general public, Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays until October 31 this year (last admission to the house is at 4.45pm). Access to the house is by guided tour only.

The Wellsprings Centre on the Main Street will host Reflections on the Stations of the Cross with images and music on Monday March 25 at 8pm. This will be led by Fr. Brian McKittrick, C.C.


Classes for people with Arthritis take place at St Raphael’s Swimming Pool, Celbridge Every Wednesday: 5pm-6pm. Cost €10 includes instruction and use of a hydrotherapy pool.


This is the sixteenth year of ‘Ceardlann Earraigh’, a series of workshops organised each year by the Kildare County Board of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann. The workshops will be held in Scoil na Mainistreach, here in Celbridge on Saturday March 23. Registration and grading takes place at 10.45am, with the classes following from 11.30am to 4.30pm.


Celbridge Community Council will be hosting An Evening of Mediumship with renowned Spirit Medium Fiona Denis on Friday April 5 at 8pm in Celbridge GAA on the Hazelhatch Road. This fundraising event is being held in aid of Celbridge Care for Aged, Tickets are €10 and are available from Lynch’s Centra and Vivo in Celbridge, online at or by phoning 087 202 1042.


Come along to the Traditional Music Concert in Celbridge Library at 8pm on Thursday March 21 with piper Ronan Browne and friends. He will be accompanied by the great Mick Daly from Cork as well as young local pipers Paddy Ryan and Padraig O Maolagain. Booking is absolutely essential for this event as space will be limited. Contact the library at 01 6272207 or e-mail


Qualified Basketball and Volleyball Coaches are required to help develop these sports in the Mill Sports Centre. Contact Centre Manager if interested on 01-6288556

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