30 Jun 2022

Leixlip news

Live the dream

Live the dream

Fancy owning a Harley Davidson Electra Glide or a Honda Goldwing? One of these ultimate dream machines with a value of €28,000 could be yours.

Keen motorcyclist Shay Kirk from Leixlip and former local resident Martin Breen are organising a draw, which will have instant appeal to all bike enthusiasts.

It is in aid of Temple Street, Children’s University Hospital. Tickets are E50 apiece, but the draw is limited to 1,500 nationwide. The target is to raise close to E70,000 for Temple Street. Further prizes include E2000 cash, Glens of Scotland Motorcycle tour for two, Bike World voucher for E600, and shopping voucher for E400 and driving lessons.

Tickets can be purchased online at, by calling 087-6031277 or from the Facebook page ‘LiveTheDream’.

Ladies night out

There is a fundraising Ladies Night Out in the Springfield Hotel at 8pm on Thursday June 21. It is to raise money to aid the Irish Heart Foundation act fast campaign.

Joan will be promoting the wonderful benefits of Aloe-Vera and there will be advice about nutrition. There will be bags and jewellery for sale. Therese will chat about chakras and colours. Siobhan and Aisling will be there to advise on hair and nail care. Amanda will show you how to make a fascinator for that special occasion.

The evening will end with some pleasant music and a relaxation session. The subscription is E10.00 for what promised to be an enjoyable night out. To book a place call or text Ann at 087-2701617.


The GAA handball Club will be holding its Summer Camp from Monday 20 to Friday, 24 August. For more details call Paula at 086-0226337.

New parking scheme

Kildare County Council has given notice that the Pay Parking Bye-Laws as adopted by the Council in July 2011 will come into effect on July 2 of this year

This means that the current scratch card system in operation in the town will come to an end on July 1 and the pay and display machines will be in operation from Monday July 2.

Big picnic for little hearts

Leixlip resident, Aisling Carey is organising a “Big Picnic for Little Hearts” in the school grounds of Scoil Mhuire, Green Lane on July 29 from 2pm. This is an event to raise funds for the Cardiac Unit in Our Lady’s Hospital, Crumlin. There will be lots of fun for all ages including bouncy castle, pony rides, penalty shoot-outs and lots of stalls to browse around.

The current infant facility is completely outdated and congested, with major problems around infection control, temperature and climate regulation. It needs urgent improvement.

An ambitious but value-for-money plan to achieve a state-of-the art facility has been costed at €4million. With your inspirational help we can make this bright future happen for Ireland’s tiniest and most fragile hearts.

The current infant facility is completely outdated and congested, with major problems around infection control, temperature and climate regulation. It needs urgent improvement.

An ambitious but value-for-money plan to achieve a state-of-the art facility has been costed at €4million. With your inspirational help we can make this bright future happen for Ireland’s tiniest and most fragile hearts.Golf Classic

The NUIM Barnhall Golf Classic is scheduled for August 24 in Kilcock Golf Club Tee times are from: 9am to 2pm, teams of 4 only €350. You can sign up for the event on the website at

Cell group meeting

There will be a combined Cell Meeting in the Parish Centre on June 26. For July and August meetings will be held in the Parish Centre.

Meetings are held on Mondays 8pm (young adult group), Tuesdays 8pm & 8.30pm and Wednesdays from 10am and 11am. All are welcome to attend. For further information see the parish website:

Leixlip history club

John Colgan will give an illustrated talk on “Newtown, Leixlip, its People and Houses” on Thursday, June 21, at 7.30pm in Leixlip Library, Newtown, Leixlip. A previously planned talk on the Eucharistic Congress, 1932, has been deferred.

Facilitators needed for Rainbows

Rainbows is a support programme for children grieving through death/separation/divorce or any other traumatic experience in their lives. The Rainbow programme has been running successfully in Leixlip for the past six years.

At the moment the organisers need more facilitators to continue with this programme. If you are interested in joining with us please contact any of the following. Noreen at 6243741/Annette 6242781 or Leixlip Parish Office at 6243673.

Clothing appeal

The Society of St Vincent de Paul is seeking your help in its Annual Clothing Appeal in Leixlip. The appeal is for clean, good-quality clothes, bedclothes, curtains etc.

Clear plastic bags will be available at the doors of the Church of Our Lady’s Nativity at Saturday 6 pm Mass and all Sunday morning Masses - only on next weekend June 23 and 24. Bags will be collected on Saturday evening after 6pm. Mass and on Sunday morning July 1 after all morning Masses.

The Society is very conscious of the tremendous support given by the Parishioners in Leixlip for their charitable works over the years. They would like to thank everyone most sincerely on behalf of those who have been helped.

Widows club mass

The Annual Mass for deceased members and deceased spouses will be held in the Church on Monday July 2 at 7pm. Past members and widowed persons are welcome.

Recycle those school items

The Coláiste Chiaráin Parents Council is accepting donations of unwanted school books and school uniforms (school jackets, PE gear (school PE tops, T-shirts, and tracksuit bottoms) in good condition.

If you would like to contribute, the Coláiste Chiaráin Parents Council will be in the School on Saturday June 23 between 10am and 12.30pm, so bring your items along.

The Parents Council has also organised a Sale of these school jackets, PE gear, uniform and school books at a reduced price on Monday July 2 from 7.30 to 9pm. The money generated will help fund the Coláiste Chiaráin Parents Council and the School. It is also an opportunity to re-use and recycle.

First time mothers

This group meets in the Library on June 19 from 2-3pm. It is hosted by Lauren Burke, Public Health Nurse with the HSE. It provides support, information and an opportunity to meet with other first time mothers. New members can come along on the day. The group will take a break for July and August but will be back in early September.

Support from Aware

Aware’s Kildare support group for individuals with experience of depression, meets every Monday at 8pm (excl. Bank Holidays), at Scoil San Carlo (behind Confey Church), Captain’s Hill, Leixlip.

The group offers separate groups for relatives and young people as well. Aware support groups are free of charge, and can help attendees to learn more about depression as well as coping skills to help minimise its impact on their life. For more information call Katy on 087 646 2079 or see www.

Art exhibition

Eilbhe Donovan will be showing her work at the art exhibition in the Library until June 25. The exhibition is free to view during library Open Door time.

Parent and toddler group

This month’s meeting is on Friday 22 from 10.30am-12.30pm in the Library. Please note that the Parent and Toddler group will be taking a break for the summer after this meeting.

Street Leagues

Following on from the success of 2011, Leixlip GAA will again run street leagues this summer for boys and girls born between 2000 and 2005 inclusive. The leagues will cater for Football, Hurling, Ladies Football and Camogie.

The emphasis of the leagues will be on learning new skills, making new friends and having lots of fun. It will cost €5 per child to take part. Application forms will be distributed through the primary schools in the coming weeks and will be available from the club soon. Contact Declan Mc Carthy at 087 7902770 (after 6pm) if you require further information.

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