West Wicklow SPCA

West Wicklow SPCA

County Kildare Orchestra, with special guests The Army No 1 Band, present an Evening of Music of the Movies in St Brigid’s Church, Curragh Camp on Sat 28th April at 8.15pm. The concert is in aid of the Army Benevolent Fund and the Kildare & West Wicklow SPCA. Tickets are only €12 and can be booked by calling 086 8955787 or call Sally at 087 2054955. Thanks to Kildare County Orchestra for kindly offering to donate half the proceeds of the concert to us - it’s very much appreciated.

Sallins GAA

Sallins GAA Lotto results for Monday 2/4/12. Draw was held in The Mill and the Jackpot was €1450. The numbers drawn were 6, 15 and 29. There was no winner. The €40 winners drawn on the night were: Simon Behan,Paddy Whelan, Fran Walsh, Keith Herbert and Loretta Foran. Our next draw will be on Tuesday 10/4/2012 in The Railway Inn and the Jackpot will be €1600.

Sallins Toning Classes

Tone up for summer!! A new 6 week Tummy and Thigh class will be starting wed 18th April at 9.30am in Sallins parish hall. The class will focus on toning upper, middle lower tummies as well as upper arms and thighs. It is a low impact class suitable for beginners. 6 weeks is E50. Why not drop the kids to school and avail of a free trial by calling 087-6619122.

Community Games

Swimming, diving and stroke improvement class.

These classes take place : on Sunday April 15th, 4.30-5.30pm in K Leisure, Naas. and Sunday May 6th, 4.30-5.30pm in K Leisure, Naas. There is a €3 charge per child per Pool session to cover lane hire.

The Sallins Community Games Swimming Competition will take place on Saturday April 21st between 6 and 7pm in K Leisure, Naas. Contact for more details

Irish Blood Transfusion Services

The local organiser of the Irish Blood Transfusion Services, Cllr Willie Callaghan would like to remind donors that the clinic will visit Naas on Tuesday 10th & Wednesday 11th 2012

The clinic will be located at the Scoil Bhríde on the Sallins Road Naas.

Please note new clinic times: Tuesday - 5pm to 8.30pm; Wednesday 5pm - 8.30pm.

New Donors are very welcome and in particular O Rh Negative and A Rh Negative donors as these blood groups comprise of 8% and 5% of the population respectively and are always in high demand.

Donor Information Line Call 1850 731 137. For up to date information on this and other blood donation clinic times and venue, check aertel page 691 or

Sallins Celtic:

Training will move back to the pitch shortly and mid-week games for our 11-a-side teams should also commence soon. We are also looking for players from age 6 up to 9 – please contact club secretary Mark Donegan at 086-8971238.

HOPE (D) support

Midlands Support Group - For Family and Friends Affected by Suicide.

Our confidential support group, recently established in conjunction with HOPE(D) welcomes people from all areas in Kildare. We meet the first Wednesday of each month at the Aras Building (beside Fas) Main Street, Newbridge at 8pm. Our aim is to connect with people where members can share experiences, advice or just listen providing sympathetic understanding towards one another. For people who have lost a loved one to suicide and would like to connect with others who have gone through the same experience please feel free to come along. Please do not hesitate to contact Jacinta on 087 2229695 should you require more information. “Those who have known the hurt can best help to heal”


The village is in sadness this week following the loss of our friend and neighbour Clodagh Quinn. Clodagh was an active member of Sallins GAA and of the local community and faced her illness with bravery and dignity until the very end. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this time. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dilis.