Kilcullen Scouts

Kilcullen Scouts

Scouts prepare for the Shield. The annual scout camping competition, the Shield, is rapidly approaching and so in preparation Kilcullen scouts spent the Easter Holidays out and about practicing their camping skills.

Their tents, pioneering projects and outdoor cooking skills were all being put through their paces and to great result. The Kilcullen troop will be entering two teams for the competition this year, a novice and a senior patrol. The novice patrol have never entered the competition before and some of the team have only been in scouts for a few weeks.

For the senior patrol this will be for most of them their second competition and their knowledge and experience will help them through the challenges that they will be set.

From what I’ve seen so far both patrols will do very well – it’s so encouraging to see young teens enjoying the outdoor life and well able to cook and fend for themselves. We wish them all the best of luck with the rest of their training and look forward to the competition in May.

Teen comedy

Out of the frying pan, a comedy by Francis Swann is being performed the Drama Dynamics teen theatre on the 17th, 18th and 20th April in the Cross and Passion College. All performances start at 8pm and tickets are available, €10 for adults, €8 for children and €40 for a family ticket from Evelyn O’Sullivan on 087 6441504.

Counselling Service

Hope(D) Helping other people endure depression, Hope(d) Counselling Service, 3 Limerick Lane, Newbridge has been providing counselling services in the Kildare area for the past 9 years.

Established in 2003 by the founder Sean O’Sullivan.

Over the years our counsellors have provided support to a broad range of people, particularly those who cannot afford to pay for private counselling. Do not allow your financial position to deter you from utilising our counselling services. Just simply donate what you can, if you can.

Our counsellors offer support in numerous areas, depression, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, bereavement, low self-esteem, addiction and many more. We serve all areas in Kildare. Please don’t hesitate to call our qualified counsellors for an appointment on 087 1513535. “Confidentiality is paramount to our services.”

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.

Easter Treasure find for Noel

St Joseph’s N.S held their Easter family day at the beginning of the holidays and celebrated great success raising funds for the Kilcullen parish school.

A bric a brac stall was one of the tables in the community centre which attracted a lot of attention and buyers.

One of the customers on the day was self-confessed “Antiques Roadshow-aholic” Noel, who in amongst all of the books, novelties and other paraphernalia found a small un-assuming preserve pot.

The slightly grubby pot standing approx. 9cm tall and 9cm wide was predominantly brown with some stylised crocus on the front and back and bound by cellotape to stop its base and lid becoming separated during the rummaging’s. If I’m honest it wouldn’t have leapt out from the table at me.

But what Noel noticed was the signature on the bottom, Clarice Cliff! Having paid €2 on the day for the pot Noel cleaned it up and sold it on ebay.

It went for a whopping €152 which Noel has kindly donated €100 for the school. Showing that the saying “where there’s muck there’s brass” is absolutely true!

Toddlers & Wobblers

Crèche, Staff and parents from Toddlers & Wobblers Crèche in Nicholastown, Kilcullen will yet again be taking part in this year’s Flora Women’s Mini Marathon, on Monday 4th June.

They have completed in the marathon for the past three years in aid of ‘Make a Wish’ - a charity that grants wishes to children aged between 2 - 8yrs living with a life threatening condition.

Imelda who is now an expert in organising participants for this event is opening up to others around the town to join them on the day for this worthwhile cause.

Imelda will register you on line, collect your race number, collect your goodie bag, organise t-shirts, organise transport to and from Dublin, organise food and much needed refreshments after the race. If you are interested, contact Imelda at Toddlers & Wobblers Crèche - 045 481918. You’re guaranteed great day out!


Carolines Report from the Trenches! Has been a well-received weekly update of what’s going on in Kilcullen’s badminton club, this week’s webpage update might be her last but I’m sure pressure from the members that have found it very helpful will ensure this valuable report continues.

The last Dublin & District match for Kilcullen (Mix 1) took place against Lucan in Kilcullen. This match is scheduled for 08:15, to avail of extra free courts before 9pm. Great Games with a great gang-well done to all, we lost but only just! This brings to an end the first round of Dublin & District League games.  Eight of our teams participated. One team (Vincent’s) drew on games for a second place qualification, but narrowly lost out on sets (and did not qualify) so close!  

Two teams have qualified and go on to play in the quarter finals; Ladies 3 play ESB on Saturday 14th April @6pm in Baldoyle. Very well done to all teams and thank you Captains.


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