Search our Archive



Carmelite Carol Service

Carmelite Carol Service

The Carmelite Choir together with The Junior Choir and Scoil Bhride Naofa present a festival of Christmas Carols on Thursday 13 December at 8.00pm in the Carmelite Church, Kildare Town. All are welcome.

Kildare Town Bowls

Practice every Monday and Thursday at 7pm in the CMWS. Beginners welcome. At the recent championship games in St Laurences, Kildare qualified for the quarter finals of the fours, threes and doubles. On Thursday night the club hosted a Christmas party for the members of H,O.P.E .Over thirty teenagers and some adults were entertained by the kildare town bowlers to bowls, rings and many other games. Santa appeared and presented everyone from H.O.P.E with a present. Then there was a lovely supper provided and music and dancing to M McCarthy. Well done to all.

Winter Wonderland

Kildare Parish Pastoral Council and Kildare Derby Festival are hosting a Winter Wonderland Craft Fair & Santa’s Grotto on Saturday 8th December 2012 from 12pm to 6pm in the CMWS Hall & Aras Bhride Kildare Town. Entry to Craft Fair is Free. We will have 2 special visitors. Entry to see Santa is €5.00 with discounts for families with 3 or more children.Booking is essential at or phone 045 521000.

Cill Dara Bridge

Results of weekly bridge competition. 1st Gross: Phyllis Mullowney & Anne O’Sullivan; 1st Nett: Noreen & Richard Stapleton; 2nd Gross: Ann De Bruin & Anne Redmond; 2nd Nett: Betty Fitzpatrick & Marie Flanagan; 3rd Gross: Anne Doherty & Mary Hyland; 3rd Nett: Kate Maguire & Monica Gilsenan; 4th Gross: Elizabeth Connelly & Mary Kirby; 4th Nett: Pat Gill & William O’Toole.


How many people does it take to turn on a light? That was the question posed by Harry Doyle in his speech ‘To turn on the light’ at Kildare Toastmasters in the Silken Thomas on Tuesday 27th November. A level 7 speech, which must show evidence of research, Harry said the first person was mother nature herself. Harry explained the nature of production at electricity power stations and how a furnace heated the water to produce steam. For the non experts ‘super steam’ sounded alarming in that you can neither hear nor see it but it is strong enough to take your arm off.

Speaking of arms coming off, Adrian Melia in his speech ‘The Price’, told an amazing story of buying a ski jacket in Andorra when they used the pesetas thinking he was getting a brilliant bargain at £60 for a fabulous jacket only to discover to his horror when he got home that the price was really £600. He then told of being involved in a horrific car crash a few weeks later where the police were called to a fatality... him, and the £600 jacket had to be cut off him. It later transpired that the padding on the jacket saved his arm from amputation.

Club president Mary Reynolds made a three part speech called ‘Rainy Day’ from the advanced manual on a salesperson cold calling. Paul Mather was able Toastmaster for the evening and wordmaster Declan McGovern’s word for the evening ‘Rebuff’ was not rebuffed at all and well used.

Eilis McCormack as Topics Master got everyone thinking with a variety of questions from Christmas madness to would you tarmac your garden? Mary Caulfield was listener for the night and made sure everybody was awake with her questions and all were. Finally Mary Rose Finan gave a general evaluation to the meeting and hoped the visiting guests had an enjoyable time.

Next meeting is on at the Silken Thomas, 8pm upstairs Tuesday 11th December.

More News

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.