Kildare town

Golf Classic

Golf Classic

The Brigidine Sisters and friends are organising a Golf Classic at the Curragh Golf Club in aid of Solas Bhride Centre and Hermitages building Fund on Wednesday, June 13th 2012.

Teams of four persons at €400 per team (meal included). Tee times from 9.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. There has been a very good response to the Classic to date. A few team spaces available. The organisers would welcome your support. You can email your entry to or phone 045 522890. If you are a non-golfer you may wish to sponsor a tee box for €100.

At the heart of this new ecologically sustainable Spirituality centre and Hermitages is the preservation and development of the spiritual and cultural heritage of St. Brigid, which is synonymous with Kildare, and an integral part of Ireland’s history.

How fitting that this fundraising Golf Classic for the new Centre takes place on the Curragh plain, which has been known as St. Brigid’s pastures.

The Brigidine sisters wish to thank all those who have entered teams for the Classic, and those who have donated prizes or sponsored tee boxes to date.

Kildare town bowls

Plans are well in place for the Annual Derby Festival Indoor bowls tournament run every year by above club. This year kicks off on June 16th and every night exceopt Sunday until June 23. Over 150 bowlers will be in action on various nights from 18.30 to 22.00. A chance to see the cream of Kildare/West Wicklow indoor bowlers in action.

Make it a date in the C.M.W.S. hall.

DVD club

A DVD club is taking place in Kildare town library. Members are given a modern and classic film every month, and then meet to discuss the films. All are welcome to sign up in the library (045 520235).

Community and Family Centre opens

The new community and family centre at the old De La Salle Brothers House, Teach Dara, is now open. All are welcome to come down and have a look at the new community facilities on offer.

Community 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.

Grow Your Own

A Grow Your Own group in Kildare town hosts meetings in the library on Thursday evenings. For more information, contact the library at 045 520235.

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.

Derby Parade entries

Entries are now being sought for the Kildare town Derby Festival Parade, which will take place on June 24. 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.


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

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.

NCBI shop customer evening

A customer evening will take place at the NCBI (National Council for the Blind in Ireland) shop on Thursday June 14 next. There will be lots of new designer and second hand shoes and clothes on offer. There is a wine reception and raffle. All are welcome to attend. The shop is 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.

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.

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.

Patsy Furlong Foundation

In order to raise funds we are collecting scrap metal.If anyone has anything made of metal that they want to get rid of or would like to donate to aid our work in Africa please let us know.You can contact us at 086-0384398(Mick Reade) or 086-8131068 (John Kearney).

Summer arts project

The Kildare Arts Project summer workshops will take place from Mondays to Fridays during July at Gaelscoil Chill Dara, from 9.30am to 2.30pm. Classes will involve drama, art, music, songs and games. For more information, contact Susan Boyle on 086 3712572 or email

Art workshops

The Grove Studio Rathbride Road, Kildare, Co Kildare is holding a felt making workshop on Saturday, June 30, from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

Bookings to Lorraine 085 7239079 Joanie 087 2434 041.