Kilcullen gets grants

Kilcullen gets grants

Kilcullen Community Action has been granted €1,500 towards the planned Biodiversity Survey of the Liffey area, which it is hoped will lead to a fully-signed nature trail all the way from the Bridge Camphill campus to New Abbey. The grant was approved this week by Kildare County Council under the Community & Residential Grants scheme, and has been welcomed by local FG councillor Ivan Keatley. KCA was also granted €800 towards the cost of the Summer Flowers project. Other amounts have been awarded to the various residential and arts groups in Kilcullen. Cllr Keatley said the grants recognise the important role of all of the volunteering organisations within the town and the value for money their work represents. “If next year’s projects are half as successful as the lowering of the convent wall, we have much to look forward to,” he added.

Community groups and sports club open evening, Kilcullen 2017 is running a Community and Sports Club open evening on Friday 8th June between 7.30-9.30pm in the Community Centre. The purpose of the event is to showcase the clubs, groups, and other services available to the people of Kilcullen. As part of the event, there will also be talks on Community Safety and the possibility of developing a Kilcullen Community Alert system which involves texting details of suspicious activities, in cooperation with the Gardaí. This scheme was established to watch out for older residents, particularly in rural areas. This talk will take place at 7.30pm. If any organisations are not yet signed up to the Open Evening, you can contact PJ Fagan on 086 8719388 or email The Open Evening is a great opportunity for clubs and groups in Kilcullen to sign up new members and build stronger bonds in the community. Kilcullen 2017 is asking all clubs and groups to participate in the event as one of the key recommendations from the recently published Development Plan for Kilcullen included the need for Sports Clubs and Groups to find ways of including more local people in their work. More information on the Kilcullen 2017 group is available on the KCA website at

KCA AGM, The AGM of Kilcullen Community Action has been set for Monday 14th May. Time and venue will be announced closer to the night. The meeting is public and all are welcome, and encouraged, to attend.

Badminton victory for kilcullen ladies, A hard fought 4-0 victory against knocklyon means silverware for our club again this year! Well done Michelle, Lynsey, Caroline and Norrie and a big thanks to all who travelled to Baldoyle or supported on the live stream. Well done ladies our new D & D league champions! Chairman Keith Pearson and club members loudly applauded our victorious ladies 1 team at the club meeting. Keith thanked the girls for yet another piece of silverware which is now their “double” double!

Slalom News!

Kilcullen Canoe Club are delighted to announce that Oisin has made the Irish Junior Canoe Slalom team, well done Oisin & the Farrell family for making it all happen. Oisin who is just 15 years of age will be travelling to Wisconsin this July for the event and we all wish him and the rest of the team the very best of luck.

Defeat to Raheens

Senior Div 2 - Kilcullen 0-11 Raheens 2-14 on Thursday 3rd May 2012. Raheens were deserved winners of this contest scoring 1-7 in both halves to to take a 9 point win over Kilcullen, writes The Rags had a number of regulars back from injury and got off to a great start scoring the opening three points of the game. In a very entertaining first half, the visitors then hit back with 1-1. The teams traded scores and looked set the go in level at the break, but Raheens hit 4 quick unanswered points to take a 1-7 to 0-6 lead.  Both teams got early points in the second half, before Raheens found the net again to take a 2-8 to 0-7 lead and never really looked back from there. Kilcullen were never outclassed in the game, and kept working hard right up to the end. However, while everything Raheens hit seemed to find the target, some of the Rags shooting was wayward, and indecision also cost them dearly on a few occasions. Kilcullen will be gald to have a number of regulars back in the fold, and hopeful that results will pick up as they get more game time under their belts. Darren Barker played very well on his return from injury, but had to be substituted at the break as the Kildare Juniors are in championship action next week, while Thomas Davis and Paul Jones also did well.

CPC Golf Classic

A fundraising Golf Classic is being held on Friday May 11th in Palmerstown House Golf Club, Excellent Prizes including Perpetual Trophy., organised by the Parents Association of Cross & Passion College. The cost for a team of four is €200, with refreshments provided. Entry forms are available from the college website at, or from any school student or you can contact Derek Phelan, Davidstown, Calverstown, Kilcullen, Co. Kildare Phone: 087-8094900. The Parents Association are currently raising funds to compensate for grants lost in the recent Budget. The recent Car Boot Sale was very well supported and will be repeated on the first Sunday of each month.


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