29 Jun 2022

Celbridge news

Summer tennis for young

Summer tennis for young

The Shreddies Parks Tennis programme for young people will be coming to Leixlip Tennis Club once again this year. This is suitable for boys and girls from 6 to 17 years who would like to learn or improve.

The programme is due to run each afternoon on weekdays from July 2-27. Registration takes place at Leixlip Tennis Club, beside the Amenities Centre, on Saturday June 16 from 2-4pm. It is possible to register on line also at

Ladies Team coach wanted

NUIM Barnhall Ladies Team is in search of a new rugby coach to start work with the team at the end of July. NUIM Barnhall ladies team has been established for 5 years and seen considerable success.

The team reached the Leinster final three times in their first 4 years, winning the competition in the 2010/2011 season. The ladies were promoted to the AIL Division 2 last season and look forward to further success in AIL 2 in the coming year.

The current squad consists of 20+ players (a mix of new and experienced). There are plans to complete a huge recruitment drive pre-season.

If you have the necessary qualifications (IRFU Level 1 coaching qualification or equivalent required) .and experience to take the Ladies Team to new heights, then contact Grainne Carroll at 087-9050660 or email

Father’s Day Crafts

Join Sheila and Pam in the Library on Friday June 15 at 3.15pm to make something special for your Dad! This workshop is suitable for 5-7 year olds. All materials are supplied. Places are limited so booking is essential.

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.


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

Parish Cell Group

The parish cell groups will meet on June 12, and 13. There will be a combined Cell meeting in the Parish Centre on June 26. Meetings are held on Mondays 8pm (young adult group), Tuesdays 8pm and 8.30pm and Wednesdays 10am and 11am. July and ~August meetings will be held in the Parish Centre.

All are welcome to attend. For further information see Parish website:

World Knit in Public Day

Join the Purls of Wisdom Knitting Club and knitters from throughout the county of Kildare to celebrate World Knit in Public Day at Leixlip Library on Wednesday June 13 from 10.30am - 4pm.

Come and share ideas, skills and patterns as well as promoting the tradition of knitting to those who have never tried.

There will be a display of work and everyone is invited to bring along their own work to display. Everyone is welcome to come along, get involved and try knitting. Refreshments will be served throughout the day.

Sport for all

The Amenities Centre at Collinstown, facing Intel, has a state of the art gym area, where you can get the best results with the very latest equipment. Professional staff are available at all times to carry out individual assessments and advise.

The Centre offers a wide variety of workout classes step aerobics, cardio classes and many more. Classes are available for all ability ranges and ages. Yoga and Pilates courses are run throughout the year.

You can contact the Amenities Centre at 01 624 3050.

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.

Sensory Processing Disorder

There will be a free talk for parents, teachers and professionals focusing on Sensory Processing Disorder on Thursday June 14 in the Library.

A sensory processing disorder refers to a problem with processing sensory information. It is common for people on the autistic spectrum to have difficulties in this area. For example: smells other people don’t find a problem make the person feel sick, finding the noise of a hoover or hand-dryer painful, needing to move or fidget constantly or becoming anxious or aggressive with light or unexpected touch

Occupational Therapist, Dorothy Armstrong will explain Sensory Processing Disorder and what strategies there are to help children with problems in this area.

She will also introduce some of the toys from the Libraries Toys, Technology and Training collection that are of use to children with these issues.

Dorothy has a private practice in Maynooth. She has both a degree and a Masters and is currently studying towards a PhD in the area of dyspraxia. She is also a lecturer in occupational therapy at the National University of Galway.

The lecture is free of charge and open to everyone.

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 (excluding 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.

DVD Club Meeting

The DVD Club meets in the Library on Tuesday June 12 from 6.30 – 7.30pm. This month the club will discuss “Forgiven”. All men need redemption, some just want revenge!

Parent and Toddler Group

Come along to the Library with your babies and toddlers. There is a safe place for them to play with toys and listen to a story or two. The event provides a chance for you to meet other parents and have a coffee and a chat.

The group meets every fortnight and new members are always welcome. This month’s meetings are on Fridays 15 and 22 from 10.30am-12.30pm.

Please note that the Parent and Toddler group will be taking a break for the summer after the meeting on June 22.

Community Alert

A meeting was held at The Turn Inn last week to establish a Community Alert for the Carbury

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