29 Jun 2022

Naas news

Fr Denis Doyle’s Diamond Jubilee

Fr Denis Doyle’s Diamond Jubilee

The town’s former curate and former Naas Hospital Chaplain, Fr Denis Doyle is celebrating his Diamond Jubilee of the Priesthood at this time. What a wonderful achievement. Very few people get to celebrate 60 years of commitment to marriage or priesthood. It is a truly joyous occasion. The community will celebrate this great commitment at the 11am Mass on Sunday June 24 in the Church of the Irish Martyrs, Ballycane. All are welcome to join with Fr. Denis who will be in attendance at this mass.

The celebration will consist of a mass of thanksgiving for the life and 60 years of service which Fr. Denis gave to the priesthood and to the people of God. There will be cup of tea for everyone afterwards.

Heartfelt thanks is extended to Fr. Denis for his unselfish and loving service and he is wished every blessing for good health and happiness in his retirement.

Naas Summer Camp

For boys and girls aged 4 - 14 years, Naas Summer Camp features many different sports including soccer, rugby, orienteering, high jump, basketball, badminton, tennis, gymnastics and more, as well as dance, art, painting, clay work - something for every child to enjoy. There are two weeks to choose from, July 2-6 and July 9 - 13 inclusive. The venue is St. Mary’s College, Sallins Road, Naas. Contact 086 8438037 or 085 7185376 for further details.

K Leisure camp

K Leisure’s summer multi-activity camp promises five fun filled days from 10.30am-to 2.30pm with zumba, soccer, basketball, arts and crafts, athletics, swimming, and much more. The camp is suitable for age 5 to 12 years and there are six camps to choose from, starting the week of July 9, 16, 23, 30 and August 13 and 2o. For more details contact K Leisure, New Caragh road, Naas 045 881655 or email

Summer swimming

Intensive swim camp suitable for beginners, improvers, and advanced swimmers will be run over the summer holidays, starting the weeks of July 16 and 23 and August 13 and 20. The camps cost €65 per child and you should book now as places are limited. For more details contact K Leisure, Naas, 045/881655 or email naas@kildarelesure.ieRegards,

Studies Of Life Art Exhibition

Local artist Andrew Kilty is holding a ‘Studies Of Life’ exhibition in Naas Library from Tuesday 19 to Saturday 30 June. All are welcome to view this exhibition, which contains a mixture of paintings and prints. The exhibition is being formally launched by local author Adrian Millar on Thursday June 21 at 8pm.

Theatre Rua

As part of Family Week 2012, Naas Library is hosting an event on Friday June 22 from 11am to 12.30pm. The ‘Playing To Reach The Stars’ event (Theatre Rua Clown and Puppet and Picture Book) is free event and is suitable for families. Please contact Naas Library to reserve a place.

Reading challenge

Naas Community Library is holding a Summer Reading Challenge for children aged 4-11 years during the summer holidays. Please contact Naas Library (045-879111 Email: to register.

Naas GAA

Well done to the senior hurlers who finished top of the league table with six wins from seven games. They had a strong win over Leixlip in the final round. Naas 0.14 Leixlip 0.06. They now play Ardclough in the league semi final tonight (Tuesday June 19).

Hard luck to the Junior Hurlers who were beaten by Maynooth. Naas 2.06 Maynooth 2.15. Hard luck to the Senior footballers who were defeated by Leixlip in the division 1 league game. Naas 1.09 Leixlip 2.10. The second team playing in division 3 drew with Celbridge. The 3rd team playing in division 5 lost to Eadestown.

Well done to all involved in the U10 Hurling Blitz held on June 9. It was a great day of hurling with a very high level of skills on show. Dicksboro of Kilkenny won the Cup competition.

There was no winner of this week’s lotto jackpot on June 14. Numbers drawn were 4, 13, 25 and 27. There was one match 3 winner (€100) Ciaran McManus c/o Fionnuala McManus. Next week’s jackpot €2,500.

KARE racing

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

Lucky numbers

In the Splotto/Ballycane Celtic lotto on June 10, the numbers drawn were 6, 9, 17 and 25. There was no winner of the jackpot of E6,000.

In the lotto draw for Naas United FC on June 10 the numbers drawn were 1, 3, 10 and 27. There was no jackpot winner and the next jackpot is €3,000.

Mass time change

Please note that from Saturday, June 30 there will be a slight change to Saturday evening Mass times in Naas. The changes are as follows; The 6.30pm Mass in the Church of Our Lady and St. David’s, Sallins Road, will take place at the earlier time of 6pm. The 8pm Mass in the Church of the Irish Martyrs, Ballycane will take place at the earlier time of 7.30pm.

Saint Pio Group

The next meeting of the Saint Pio Prayer Group is on tonight, Tuesday June 19, at 7.10pm in the Church of the Irish Martyrs, Ballycane. All welcome.

Arthritis Ireland

Join Arthritis Ireland’s Kildare Walking Leaders for a Canal Walk meeting at the Car Park, Harbour View Hotel, Naas on Thursday June 21 at 7.30pm. Walkers will meet every Thursday at this time. Contact Mary at 086 3507438 or Marie at 085 1124744. Wear comfortable clothing and footwear and bring rainproof gear!

Active retirement

Naas Active Retirement Association meet Wednesday June 20 at 2pm in the Naas Community Centre, Sallins Road.

Tidy Towns

Naas Tidy Towns weekly clean up was on Monday to clean Church Lane and the town centre areas. Would you like to join the next clean up? Bring a spade, brush or hoe if possible. Paper pickers and gloves provided. For more details phone 086 813 8821.

Concern thanks

Concern wish to thank all who supported their recent collection and all their loyal helpers who braved the weather. The amount raised was €1,742.40.

Pioneer Outing

The annual outing for pioneers takes place this year on Thursday July 26 to Bray and Glendalough. Departing from the Parish Church, Sallins Road at 10.30am. Bus Fare €20. Mass will not be celebrated on the outing. Bookings at the Parish Office, Sallins Road, not later than July 9. This outing not confined to pioneers.

Dunshane open day

Dunshane Camphill Community are holding their annual Open Day on Sunday June 24 from 2pm to 5.30pm. They would like to invite members of the local community to join them for a day of fun, with face painting, sheep racing, a wheelbarrow race, treasure hunt, games, raffles, crafts, bric-a-brac, food from different parts of the world and of course Ice Cream. There will be sign-posts from the Kilcullen Road. Admission is free and free parking is available on site.

Local bereavements

The death occurred on Friday June 8 of Marius Fitzsimons of Broadfield View, Naas, formerly of Mullingar, Co. Westmeath and former guidance counsellor in Patrician College, Newbridge. After an illness bravely fought. Sadly missed by his loving wife Fiona, son Ríain, daughter Aibhínn, mother Mary, sisters Jeanne, Gabrielle and Catherine, brother Joseph, mother-in-law Theresa, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law , nieces, nephews, relatives and a caring circle of friends. Removal was to the Church of the Irish Martyrs, Ballycane, Naas, on Monday morning for Funeral Mass, followed by burial in St. Corban’s Cemetery.

The death occurred on Saturday June 9 of Séan Thompson of Sarto Road, Naas. Son of the late Captain Robert Thompson and the late Kathleen, brother of the late Robert and the late Lar. Sadly missed by his brother Hubert, daughter Niamh, sisters-in-law Sheila and Mary, special friends Jerzy and Thomas, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Removal was from his home on Monday morning arriving at the Church of Our Lady and St. David, Naas for Funeral Mass at 10 am followed by burial in Caragh Cemetery.

The death occurred on June 9 of Mary Sadler, St Conleth’s Place, Naas. Funeral arrived at the Church of Our Lady and St. David, Sallins Road, Naas on Sunday evening. Funeral Mass was on Monday at noon followed by burial in St. Corban’s Cemetery, Naas.

The death occurred on June 12 of Joseph (Joe) Curran of Basin Street, Naas. Sadly missed by his loving wife Mary, extended family and friends. Removal was from his home on Thursday to the Church of Our Lady and St. David for Funeral Mass followed by burial in St. Corban’s Cemetery.

The death occurred on June 12 of Eleanor (Nell) McNally, (née Flannery) of The Paddocks, Naas. Sadly missed by her loving husband John, daughters Aisling and Aoife, son Ciaran, brothers Seamus, Noel, Tomás and Mechaul, sister Annette, sons-in-law Denis and Alan, daughter-in-law Helen, grandchildren Ellen, Emma, Sean, Grace, Eoghan and Rebecca, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and many friends. Removal was from her home on Friday morning for funeral mass at the Church of Our Lady and St. David, Naas followed by burial in St. Corban’s Cemetery, Naas.

May they rest in peace

Project leaders to reunite

Were you a leader in the Naas Summer Project between 1981 and 1996? The Summer Project Leaders Reunion takes place on Saturday June 30 at 7pm in Osprey Hotel to include a meal, old photographs, DVD from the past and lots of old faces of course. Tickets are E30 each.

For further information follow their page on face book. Residual monies from ticket sales will be donated to the local St. Vincent de Paul.

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