Bertie Kiernan Memorial Raft Race

Bertie Kiernan Memorial Raft Race

The annual Bertie Kiernan memorial raft race will take place on Sunday 13th May at 12pm. The race will start at the boat slip and head down river to finish under the Cromaboo bridge. The event takes place as part of the annual Athy Water festival. Teams consist of four members per raft and all participants must wear a lifejacket. For more information, contact Jimmy on 087- 6236515 or Barry on 087-6258232

Athy Rugby Club Lotto Results

The results of the draw held on the April 10th are as follows: Numbers: 9,13,19,26. Jackpot: €17,200- No Winner. Match 3 winners @ €20: Noelle Irwin, Tom Bradley, Maureen Fraser, Jackie Byrne and Deirdre Moran. €20 draw winners: C. Walsh, Susanne Hughes, Pender Family and Cards. The seller’s prize went to Wes Hawe. The next draw is on 17/04/12 and the Jackpot will be €17,400.You can now ensure that you never miss a draw again by completing a Standing Order Form for €8.67 per month. Forms can be downloaded from and full details are available there also.

Athy Toastmasters International

The next meeting of Athy Toastmasters International takes place in the Clanard Court hotel at 7.50pm tonight (Tuesday April 17th). All are welcome.

Resident Association Grant Scheme 2012

Athy Town Council invites applications for the annual grants scheme which assists Residents Associations for the maintenance and improvement of their estates. Grants are awarded towards expenses incurred on estate maintenance e.g. landscaping, flowerbeds, tree planting and other minor works. Funds for the scheme are limited and the level of grants awarded will be subject to demand. Application forms and particulars are available from: Athy Town Council, Rathstewart, Athy, Co. Kildare. Tel: (059) 8631444 ext 223 or email: Closing date for receipt of completed applications is 4.00 p.m on Tuesday, 17th April, 2012.

Fianna Fáil Cumann Meeting

The next monthly meeting of the Frank English FF Cumann will take place on Monday 23rd April in Frank O’Brien’s Lounge, Emily Square. All members and anyone with an interest in the local Fianna Fáil organisation are invited to attend.

Inland Waterways Association of Ireland Rally

The IWAI will hold a boat rally on the river barrow the weekend of May 11th 12th and 13th. If you are interested in helping with the organisation or taking part in some of the many events such as the raft race, please contact Kathleen Cross on 086-8979632 or myself on the above number. Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, April 25th at 8pm. All are welcome.

Athy Town Council

Athy Town Council meets for it next monthly meeting on Wednesday 18th of April at 7pm in the Council offices. All monthly meeting are open to the General Public.

Athy Community First Responder

Athy Community First Responder is setting up in Athy and we need your help to help those close to you. Community First Responder Volunteers will be fully trained to perform CPR, to use an AED (Defibrillator) and perform Oxygen therapy. First Responders work in conjunction with the HSE to attend emergency calls received by the ambulance service and provide care until the ambulance arrives. How you can help – become a volunteer, come along to one of our training nights or support our fundraising efforts. For more information, contact Caitriona 085 1479500 or Paul 085 2289264.

Athy Bingo

Bingo takes place every Sunday at 3pm in Athy GAA Hall. Everyone is welcome for a fun activity on a Sunday afternoon

Farmers Market

The Farmers Market takes place every Sunday in Emily Square Athy from 10am till 2pm. This is the perfect event to purchase the very best of locally produce products.

Athy Spring Clean

Athy’s Tidy Towns Committee in conjunction with Athy Town Council and An Taisce are inviting local residents, schools and businesses to come together and join in this year’s National Spring Clean, which is running until 30th April. Clean up materials are available at the Town Council offices. Tel: 059-86-31444 ext 223 or email: Check the latest activities from Athy Tidy Towns on their website: ( and help us all keep Athy tidy.