Stars in their Eyes

Stars in their Eyes

The Celbridge St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee have already started their preparation for the 2013 parade and they need to raise funds for items such as safety barriers, street decoration etc. They had a very successful Fancy Dress Party over the Halloween period. Now, in an effort to keep the funds rolling in, the group is organising a show called ‘Stars in their eyes’. This event will be in the Kildrought Lounge on Saturday, January 19 2013 at 8pm.

The show will involve 10 acts dressing up and performing to a live audience the song they normally sing in the shower! The event will be rehearsed for four weeks and makeup and costume help will be available. If you, or someone you know, would like to take part please email the group at or call Mick at 087-6266402.

Remember a loved one

A remembrance service and carol singing will take place at St Patrick’s Church on December 9. This is the “Remembering a Loved One at Christmas” event which has been very successful over the last three years. It is very easy to participate. Just place the name of your deceased loved one in an envelope with a 5 euro offering, mark the envelope “Remembering a Loved One at Christmas” and put it in the drop box at Celbridge Credit Union or in the collection basket in the church. Your offering will sponsor a Christmas tree light and will then go to support the work of St Brigid’s Hospice. For more details are available at 087-9903884.

Third Age help

Would you consider becoming a volunteer advocate for Third Age and help residents of nursing homes voice their needs and wishes, access their entitlements and assert their rights? If so please contact Mary Cahillane, Third Age National Advocacy Programme, Unit A5, Centrepoint Business Park, Oak Road, Dublin 12  by telephone 087 7384624 or by email at (full training provided)’

Inspiring talk

The Parish of Celbridge and Straffan is holding a special Mass on Saturday November 17 at 18.30 in St Patrick’s Church Celbridge. Meabh Carlin, an inspiring young lady who was very seriously injured in a road traffic accident at World Youth Day in Madrid last year, will speak of her own journey in faith and how throughout the many ordeals she has endured, how her relationship with God has been strengthened.

Jigs and Reels

The final of the GAA Club’s Jigs and Reels event took place just over a week ago and after a great night’s entertainment the First Prize winners were Cormac McEvoy and partner Louise Flynn. (James Bond Routine). Second Prize went to Sean O’Regan and partner Jasmine Constantin (Grease) and finally Third Prize was awarded to Sinéad O’ Carroll and partner Glen O’ Dea (Candy Man).

The Club has extended its thanks to Gillian Doyle, local dance teacher, and to all the professional dancers who gave of their time to make this event such a success. Special thanks went to all the dancers who took part and especially to Ann Hughes and her dedicated team, without whom this event would not have happened.

Get Fit for Life

Celbridge AC Fit4Life sessions take place at the Celbridge Athletic Club track behind St. Wolstan’s College. This programme is the ideal place for the recreational runner/walker to take the first steps towards better health and fitness.

The Fit4Life programme can help you develop your fitness in a fun sociable environment. You can start at any age, no previous experience is required and you can choose a pace to your level of fitness. The programme is suitable for beginners through to regular runners, and the emphasis is on meeting with people of a similar ability on a regular basis to walk or run.

Everybody is welcome to attend at 7pm every Wednesday evening. For more information please call Alan Creighton on 087-2839484 or just drop down to the track and talk to the coaches.

New calendar

The 2013 calendar being produced by the Celbridge Business Association has recently gone to print and should be ready in good time for the Christmas season. The calendar, featuring an aerial photo of Celbridge on the cover, will not only do what calendars usually do, but will list and highlight local businesses and provide a valuable local reference throughout the coming year.

If you run a business in Celbridge, large or small, the Celbridge Business Association would welcome you as a member. Contact the group through their website at

Castletown Christmas Market

The Castletown Christmas Market and Craft Fair is scheduled to take place in the Stable Wing and Courtyard on Sunday December 2. If you are interested in taking a stall at this event, please e-mail or telephone 01 6288252 for more information.

Christmas Crafts

The Mill Community Centre will be hosting its Christmas Craft and Business Fair, incorporating the Family Day, on November 17 and 18 from 11am-6pm. Already lined up for the day are the Good Food Market, the KFM Radio Road Show, Zumba Party, Celbridge Kempi karate Academy Display, Bouncing Castle and Face Painting, Cake Sale, Book Sale, Bric-a-Brac Sale plus Competitions and Raffles.
If you would like a stall to show off and sell your products, call Reception at 01-6288556. A stall costs E20 for 2 days!

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