Madness Musical

Madness Musical

Leixlip Musical and Variety group will be bringing back “Our House – the Madness Musical” in Green Lane Leixlip on from April 11-14 at 8pm each evening. Tickets are E10. To Book call the Box Office at 087-163-2268 - If you saw it before you will definitely want to see it again and if you missed it don’t make the same mistake - that would be madness!

Gardening with Jody Price

You are are specially invited to join Jody Price and Guests for an evening of discussion and tips on all matters relating to you and your garden on Friday April 13 in the Parish Centre at 7.30pm. There will be a vast array of items for sale on the night, plus refreshments and of course the customary raffle.

All proceeds are very kindly being donated to the Parish Twinning Fund and will bring the target of €30,000 that little bit closer. The Parish has raised €22,000 to date.

Titanic Anniversary

To mark the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic, Leixlip Library will be holding screenings of fascinating documentaries on the topic throughout the month of April. Please contact the library at 01 606005 for further details.

Women in history

Mary Cullen is a distinguished retired NUI Maynooth history lecturer, with a special interest in women in history. Mary will give a talk on “The Irish Women’s Suffrage Movement” in the Library on Thursday April 19 at 7.30pm. This talk is presented by the Leixlip History Group. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Blood donations

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service will be accepting blood donations at San Carlo Senior School, Confey on April 16 from 5-8.30pm.

Census figures

According to the Census figures for 2011, released last week by the Central Statistics Office, the population of the Leixlip Electoral Area is now 15,597. This represents a 5.2 per cent increase since the last Census, taken in 2006. Overall the population of Co. Kildare has increased by 12.7 per cent in the same period.

Musical Theatre Workshop

Do you love to sing, dance and perform? If so the Community Library has just the workshop for you! Katie Carpenter will facilitate workshops each day from Tuesday April 10 to Friday April 13 from 12.45pm - 3pm each day. You must be aged between 8-12 years and be willing to practice each day at the times specified.

You will perform for your parents on the Friday at 3pm. So what are you waiting for, join up now! Places are limited so early booking is essential.

Contact the Library at 01- 6060050.

Support programme for children

Rainbows is a support programme for children grieving through death/separation/divorce or any other traumatic experience in their lives.

The Rainbows Programme has been running successfully in Leixlip for the past 6 years.

As the moment the group needs more Facilitators to continue with this programme. If you are interested in offering your help or need further information please contact any of the following; Noreen, 6243741, Annette 6242781 or Leixlip Parish Office at 6243673.

Youth meeting

The Annual General Meeting of Leixlip Youth Premises Group Ltd will take place at 8pm on Monday April 16 at the Leixlip Youth and Community Centre, Newtown House, Captains Hill, Leixlip, Co. Kildare. This is a Public Meeting, so all are welcome to attend.

Handball win

Kate Dagg from the local GAA Handball Club had a great win over Munster representative, Shannon Hennessey in a semi-final clash in Broadford, Limerick on Sunday 25th March. The final score was 21-2; 21-1. This win means that Kate goes forward to the All-Ireland U17 singles decider in Kilkenny on April 8.

Spring tennis

The Leixlip Tennis Club is holding its Spring Doubles Competition at the club courts beside the Amenity Centre on Saturday April 21 and Saturday 28 with the finals at 3pm on April 28. Entries close on Friday April 6. Details about the competition, membership and terms and conditions of entry are on the website at www.leixliptennisclub.com

Rent a hall

San Carlo Junior School, Confey has a hall which is used for a wide range of activities including drama, art, dancing, pilates etc.

These activities take place in evenings during the week. However, the hall is available to rent by arrangement at the weekends. The hourly rate is E20 and if heating is required it is available at an additional E5 per hour. Call Paddy at 086-8590715 for details.

Sponsor a roundabout

Kildare County Council is undertaking a pilot scheme for the sponsorship of landscaped roundabouts Applications are invited, from interested parties for the sponsorship of landscaped roundabouts in the Leixlip area, among others.

Application forms are available at www.kildare.ie/countycouncil/leisureservices/

For information contact Simon Wallace, Senior Executive Parks Superintendent, Kildare County Council, Phone 045-980539. The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Friday, 6 April at 12 noon.

Classic Directors

Leixlip Library is showing a special collection of films during the coming months at their new film club.

The Classic Directors series was conceived to afford film enthusiasts the opportunity to see some of the more marginalised, underrated or forgotten films by some of Hollywood’s greatest and most revered directors.

After each film screening there is a 90-minute workshop, half of which is dedicated to critical analysis of the respective film just screened and the second half is given over to the career overview and discussion of that particular director. Call Leixlip Library at 01 6060050 for the dates of film showings.

Traditional music practice

The local branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoirí Éireann organises Adult Slow Sessions for those learning traditional music every second Wednesday in the function room of the Ryevale Tavern. Improvers start at 8.30pm and players of Intermediate standard at 9pm. Check the website at www.cceleixlip.ie

Cell Groups.

The parish cell groups will meet on April 3, 4, and 5 in the Parish Centre. Meetings are held on Mondays 8pm (young adult group), Tuesdays 8pm and 8.30pm and Wednesdays 10am and 11am. All are welcome to attend. For further information log onto www.leixlipparishcells.com or call Clare at 086 0761687

Beading Workshop

On Wednesday April 4 from 2.30 – 4pm there is a Beading Workshop with Lauren for boys and girls ages 7 – 12 years in the Library. All materials supplied. Booking is essential.

Improve your Irish

Want to practise your Irish? Informal conversational classes are available in the Leixlip Parish Centre from 10.30-11.30am each Thursday. All levels of competence are welcome to attend these friendly sessions. Contact Treasa at 087-975869 for more details.

Musical Tots

Come along to sing, dance and have fun to celebrate Easter at the Musical Tots event with Karen Donnellan in the Library on Thursday April 5 at 11.30am.

This is suitable for ages 2 – 6 years. Booking is essential

Autism support

The Kildare Support Group for parents and carers of those with autism meets in the Riverforest Hotel on the last Wednesday of each month at 8.30pm. For information, please come along to a meeting or call John at 087-2621309.