27 Jun 2022

Kildare news

Derby Festival

Derby Festival


Monster soccer field day

A monster field day at the soccer pitch this Sunday afternoon, June 24, run by Kildare Town Soccer Club as part of the Kildare Town Derby Festival.

This promises to be fun for all the family, with a boxing tournament, Irish dancing, hip-hop, a bowls tournament, a soccer tournament, a bouncy castle, pony rides, paint balling, a tae-kwando display, a Hole in One competition, a penalty shoot-out, a Man v Food Competition and much more. The fun will kick off at 2pm.

Registration for the club’s summer soccer camps will also take place on the day.

Dermot Earley to launch Derby parade

The Kildare town Derby Festival Parade will take place this Sunday, starting at Tescos at 2.15pm. Kildare footballer Dermot Earley will officially open proceedings. All are welcome to come along.

Kildare town bowls

Plans are well in place for the Annual Derby Festival Indoor bowls tournament run every year by above club. This takes place every night 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 group in Kildare

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

The Kildare town Derby Festival Queen pageant will take place in the Derby House Hotel this Friday night. All are welcome.

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.

For tickets, which are also available at the door, call 045 521000 or organiser Ollie Kearns on 087 2519065.

Medjugorje Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje September 5 2012 fo\r 7 nights. Contact Ann McDonald, Campion Crescent, 087 2705148 or 522192 for details.


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

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 for kids charity

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

Bowls practise in CMWS hall

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.

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.

KARE Race evening at the Curragh

An evening at the Races in Aid of KARE, takes place at the Curragh Race Course on Saturday 21st July 2012.

Tickets are €15 and €10 from every ticket sold in advance goes directly to KARE to help them to continue to do the wonderful work they carry out all across Kildare, East Offaly and West Wicklow.

It’s a great opportunity for a relaxed and enjoyable day out while helping support a wonderful local charity. Tickets can be bought on or by calling 045 448700.

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