Titanic Disaster ‘The Local Connection’

Titanic Disaster ‘The Local Connection’

Did you know that some of the carpets on the Titanic were made in Naas? There are lots of local links with the famous vessel. Naas Local History Group are commemorating the centenary anniversary since the tragic sinking of the Titanic on Saturday April 14.

This seminar will feature a talk and display of newspaper reports, pictures and film from Ireland, United Kingdom and the U.S.A by group members. This free seminar is taking place from 3-5pm at Naas Community Library.

Pilates workout

A tone and stretch workout that centres the mind and body using slow, controlled and fluid moves, pilates will create strength into the lower back and the abdominals, increase flexibility, posture and muscle tone. A total body and mind workout of floor exercises. New six week course is starting on Wednesday, April 18, running from 10.30 to 11.30am at the Fairgreen Holistic Clinic. For more information or to make a booking contact Grainne on 087 6374030 experienced instructor NCEF & NCEHS.

Shape up for summer

Can you pinch more then an inch? A new six week bodytone course is starting soon at Naas Town Hall. This low impact class will focus on burning calories and toning tummies and upper arms . Join up now and be fit & toned in time for summer! Class is on Wednesdays at 8.30pm and it costs E60 for the six week course. For further information on all other classes and to book your place call 087-6619122.

Cancer support

Ladies! It’s that time of year again! Would you like to walk, run or jog in the Ladies Mini Marathon on Monday, June 4, to help the Little Way Cancer Support Centre, Clane? For your mini-marathon package contact 045 902996/0872983140.

Study skills

Study skills for children and teens with dyslexia or dysphasia Occupational therapist Dorothy Armstrong will host an evening that is aimed at parents, teachers and those who work with children and teens with dyslexia and/or dysphasia in Naas Community Library on Tuesday, April 17, at 7pm. Issues that can make study difficult, practical strategies to improve study habits and skills, and technology that can assist are among the subjects which will be covered. All are welcome to attend this free event.

St. David’s Bridge

The results of last week’s competition at St. David’s Bridge Club are 1st Bridie and Jim Brady. Best gross Rita Doherty and Eunice Dunne.

Second Margaret Mangan and Charles O’Malley. New members welcome, apply to club email or write c/o Naas Care of the Aged, Newbridge Road, Naas.


The death occurred on April 1, of Brenda Kavanagh of Ashgrove Drive, Naas, and formerly of Kavanagh’s, Main Street, Naas, peacefully at The Hermitage Medical Clinic. Sadly missed by her loving nephews Ger, Peter, Joe, David, Paddy and Paul, sister-in-law Mary, nieces-in-law, her many great friends and neighbours and special aunt and friend to her grandnieces and nephews. Removal was from her home on Tuesday to the Church of Our Lady and St. David, Naas. Following Requiem Mass she was buried in Eadestown Cemetery.

The death occurred on April 5 of Kathleen Lehane, (née Loughran) of Our Lady’s Place, Naas. Beloved wife of the late Timmy. Sadly missed by her heartbroken sons and daughters Maureen, Gerard, Frances, Don, Catherine, Dolores, Edel and Michael, sisters, brother, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Removal on Friday was to the Church of Our Lady and St. David, Naas. Following funeral service on Saturday morning she was burial in St. Corban’s Cemetery, Naas.


Whist takes place every Sunday night in the Care of the Aged Centre at 9pm for people of all ages. Please support.

Note of caution

A handbag was taken from the cemetery in Two-Mile-House on Wednesday last at 4.45pm approximately. In the light of this people might take extra care of their personal belongings while in the church and cemetery.

Trocaire boxes

Thanks to everyone who returned their Trocaire box. If you haven’t, it’s not too late - drop them into the Sacristy or into the Parish Office, Sallins Road. Please do not leave them in the Church.


The Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind would like to say thank you to all who collected for and donated to their recent Church Street Collection which raised E2,047.20.

Lost and found

A gold chain and green bead rosary beads was lost on Sunday last at 11am Mass in Ballycane Church. If you found it please telephone 045 879730.

Medals on a chain were recently lost in the vicinity of Naas Library.

If you picked them up, please phone 087 9906483.

A large sum of money was found at Fairgreen Street on Monday, March 26. If it’s yours please telephone Naas Garda Station.

Local lotto results

The numbers drawn in the Naas GAA lotto on March 22 were 1, 7, 8 and 22. There was no winner. Next weeks’ jackpot is E2,050.

In the Splotto/Ballycane Celtic lotto draw on March 18, the numbers drawn were 6, 16, 22 and 23. Again there was no winner. On 25 March the numbers drawn were 6, 7, 1 and 28. There was no winner and the next jackpot is E6,000.

In the Naas United FC lotto draw on March 18, the numbers were 1, 4,

13 and 15. There was no winner. On 25 March the numbers drawn were 6, 10, 13 and 20. Again there was no winner and the next jackpot is E2,100.

Easter camps

An Easter multi activity camp is running from today, Tuesday, March 10, to Saturday, March 14, suitable from age 5 to 12 years. The fun camp costs E70 per child with a 10 per cent discount for additional children. The cost is E60 for children who are currently taking swim lessons for more details contact email or telephone K Leisure on 045 881655.

Christmas Goal Mile

I know last Christmas was months away, but just to let you know that the organisers say a big thank you to all who supported the Goal Mile on Christmas morning in the Naas GAA, and your efforts raised E4,589.

St. Vincent de Paul

The Naas St. Vincent de Paul Furniture Shop is holding a furniture auction at the end of May. They are looking for good quality furniture for the auction. Collection and delivery service available. For further information please contact (045) 899453.

Coeliac Hosts

The Liturgy Group in Two Mile House have discussed placing a ciborium containing Coeliac Hosts on the altar during communion time. This means that Coeliacs can come forward to the altar and receive the Coeliac Host themselves while the rest of the congregation are receiving. Hopefully this will begin on Easter Sunday.

Tus Nua youth group

The Youth Group ‘Tus Nua’ in Naas Parish is looking for new members.

If you are 12 or older, like to sing, play an instrument or just looking for good company then you are welcome to join. They are involved in music, (their choir sings and plays once a month at Mass in Ballycane Church) and hiking (last year they made a pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick). They also share a friendship and faith during film evenings. The group meets every Saturday evening in Ballycane Church.

For more information, email, join them on

Facebook: or phone Caroline at 0877936771.

Easter GAA Coaching Camp

The Naas GAA Juvenile Hurling Club will hold an Easter Coaching Camp in the GAA centre on Sallins Road from today, Tuesday 10 to Friday13 April, running from 10.30am to 2pm daily. The camp is for ages 5 to 14 years and costs E50 per child plus E30 for each subsequent family member. There will be a limited amount of hurleys and helmets available for beginners. Enquiries to John Holmes at 087 2563480.

Over 55s Aqua

A ten week course for over 55s is starting on Monday April 16 from 1.10 to 2pm at a cost of E25 per person. For more details contact K Leisure on email or telephone 045 881655.

GAA Punchestown fund-raiser

Naas GAA will be holding a pre Punchestown dinner in the Killashee House Hotel on Friday April 20 starting at 7.30pm. This will incorporate the annual fundraiser and a celebration of the 125 year anniversary. There will be a fashion show (Celia Holman Lee Models), musical entertainment (incorporating band, celebrity guest and DJ), special racing tipster(s) as well as special guest speakers. Tickets are E80 per person. This will be the Naas GAA Club’s fundraiser for 2012 and a large proportion of ticket monies will be going to the Club. There will be an auction and raffle on the night which will have some excellent prizes. Tickets from email, telephone Sinead Keogh 085 8314322 or Charlie White at 085 8314324. Please support.

Book Sale at Library

Naas Library are holding a large book sale of old, damaged and withdrawn stock in the coming weeks. This annual book sale will feature a large selection of books covering all subject areas, all at bargain prices! The sale will continue until Friday April 13.