Games swim and gymnastics

Games swim and gymnastics

The Kildare Town community games swimming and gymnastics will take place during June.

If you would like to be considered to represent Kildare Town in either events please contact Mabel (086) 8516789 or Breda (087) 9432696.

Derby Festival Queen search

The search is on for the Kildare town Derby Festival Queen.

If you fancy reigning over this summer’s annual Derby Festival in June, which is held to coincide with the racing festival on the Curragh, now’s your chance to enter this year’s competition.

The organisers are looking for girls aged 18 to 26 to take part in the pageant, which will be held in the Derby House Hotel in Kildare town on June 22.

There is a prize of E1,000 cash for the winning lady, plus a VIP day out at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh, Newbridge Silverware and a direct entry into next year’s Kildare Rose competition.

To enter, contact the Derby Festival office on 045 521000 or organiser Ollie Kearns on 087 2519065.

Entrants must have a E150 sponsorship fee each, but assistance with finding a sponsor will be given by the organisers if needed.

Tigerlily’s nightclub in Kildare Town will be choosing its Derby Festival Queen entrant on Saturday next, May 19, so hopefuls who want to represent the local nightclub in the contest should put on their glad rags and make a night of it!

Derby Parade entries

Entries are now being sought for the Kildare town Derby Festival Parade, which will take place on June 24. The closing date for advertisements for the festival programme is next Friday. For all inquiries, contact the Derby Festival office on 045 521000.

Derby photo competition

Do you have any scenic photographs of Kildare town? The Derby Festival Committee is running a competition to coincide with the Derby Festival. The best photographs will be featured on postcards. Previously, this competition was run and the pictures featured on Christmas cards. For more information, contact the Derby Festival office on 045 521000.

Free service for unemployed

Co Kildare Local Employment Service Network, 3 Bride Street, Kildare Town, can help those who are unemployed.

We can help, providing a free Career Guidance and Support Service, help you with the skills and confidence you need to get back to work. You can also receive help with CV Preparation, Letters of Application and Interview Skills.

We also operate an information service with details of employment and training opportunities in your locality and other employment related issues. You can access the FÁS Jobs Ireland database on our touch screen computers.

For further Information you can contact Bridie on 045 521950 or call into the office, 3 Bride Street, Kildare Town.


The group meet each Wednesday evening at 8.30pm in the Carmelite Hall.

Self Defence

Kildare Close Combat Self Protection classes every Monday 7.30 pm to 9 pm. For further details contact Noel on 087 0568822, Rob on 083 3937736 or look up www.facebook/pages/kildare-close-combat.

Country Market

Kildare Country Market takes place on Thursdays from 10am to 12 midday, with a selection of home baking, jams, marmalade, ree range eggs, seasonal vegetables and locally produced crafts.

Bus to Knock

The C M.W.S. Kildare are running a bus from Kildare to Knock on Sunday May 13th leaving the haqll at 9am and returning after the ceremonies.

Return fare E15 euro payable at John Gleeson Motor Factors Station Road Kildare on or before April 25th.

This is fare only.

NCBI shop

The NCBI (National Council for the Blind in Ireland) shop is under new management. The new opening hours for the shop, located off Market Square, are 9.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday. All donations are gratefully received. The shop stocks ladies, gents and children’s wear, shoes and handbags, bric-a-brac, books and toys. Volunteers are also needed to help out in the shop. For more information, call 087 1394325.

Old phones

Sensational Kids is asking for donations of old mobile phones to get an I Pad for use by the therapy team who work with children with special needs at the charity’s child development and learning centre. The charity is aiming to collect 165 old mobile phones which will enable them to obtain an I-Pad in exchange for recycling the phones. Old mobile phones can be dropped into to posted to Sensational Kids at Unit F2 Kildare Business Park, Melitta Road, Kildare Town . Sensational Kids can be contacted by phone on 045 520900


Practice every Monday and Thursday in the CMWS hall from 7to 9 pm.

Plans are well advanced for the forthcoming charity day of indoor bowling to be held in Ryston by kind permission on May 20th. This is the third year of this wonderful event and over E10,000 has been raised over the last two years. Further details later.

Kildare town bowlers have added yet another string to their bow when they defeated Naas in the final of the club championship held in Ryston on Sunday April 29th. There were 12 players on each team.

Badminton club members

Kildare CMWS Badminton Club are seeking new members. The Club meets in the New Kildare Town Community School Dunmurry Road Kildare on four full size courts. Secondary School Students from 6pm to 7 pm (Limited places available).

Adults; 7 pm to 10 pm, Cost €5 per evening you attend.Coaching available.

For further information contact Esther Brady-0876732848 or Sinead Kelly 0857597138.

Kildare Derby Festival

This year KDF is re-launching it with a strong emphasis on Family and Community Events. With this in mind we would like to invite all organisations and clubs to run an event during the week of the festival and would be open to any ideas you may have.

If you require any further information, please feel free to give the office a call on 045 521000 or 087 2519065.

Rehab Social Social Dancing for Rehab

Social Dancing starts in the newly re-vamped Dowlings of Prosperous each Wednesday and Saturday night in aid of REHAB. Dancing Wednesday.

Admission €7, dancing from 9.30pm – 11.30pm.

Cycling Club in Kildare town

Kildare Headstrong cycling club are promoting cycling and fitness of all levels. Contact Mervin Duggan on 087 9771004 or Ger Sullivan on 086 3773173 for more information.

Medjugorje Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje September 5 2012 fo\r 7 nights. Contact Ann McDonald, Campion Crescent, 087 2705148 or 522192 for details.