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“Two of a Kind”

“Two of a Kind”

Carbury Players present “Two of a Kind” by Sonny Kinsella at Carbury Community Centre from 25th – 28th March.

The late Sonny was also a founder member of the Carbury Players.

This particular play won many awards on the Festival circuit around Ireland and reached the All-Ireland Drama Festival in 1977.

Sonny was a prolific writer and wrote many plays and sketches.

This presentation of his play is a tribute to his life-time achievements.

In the play Eddie Moran makes his debut on stage playing the lead role of Malachy Douglas, Brigy Murphy plays Mrs Douglas, Darren Kelly plays Malachy’s brother Jim, Patsy Daly plays the local character Giblits Murphy, Deirdre Miggin plays Malachy’s wife Janice, Mairead Malone plays Nora King – Malachy’s ex-girlfriend, Thomas McNamara plays uncle Barney, Anne Cronly plays par-amour ‘Duckie Keaton’, Liam Hogan plays Dr. Harris.

Lighting is by Paddy Lavery, sound by Thomas Mooney, Set Construction by Eddie Moran, Ollie Miggin and Darren Kelly.

Continuity is by Liz Malone and Liz Lavery.

The play is directed by John Maguire.

The show starts nightly at 8pm. Admission is €8 for adults and €5 for students and senior citizens.

Volunteers required

A huge crowd is expected in Dublin for the 50th International Eucharistic Congress which is taking place from Sunday, 10th – Sunday, 17th June. Volunteers will have an integral role to play in the success of the Congress. Between two and three thousand volunteers will be needed during the week of the Congress and also to assist in preparations in the months leading up to the Congress.

The Congress is planning for 80,000 participants in the closing ceremony; 25,000 participants each day; 12,000 international pilgrims, 5 continents and 2,500 young people.

This will be the biggest international event in Ireland in 2012, one that will have a significant impact for Ireland with the largest gathering of the Irish Catholic Church since 1979.

The Congress is recruiting volunteers for a wide range of roles and if you would like to get involved please log onto or request an application form from the Congress office.

For more information please contact 01-2349900.

Samaritans need volunteers

The Newbridge branch of the Samaritans are seeking volunteers. Are you willing to give 3 or 4 hours a week to listen to those who are lonely, depressed and sometimes suicidal? No experience is necessary, as full training will be provided. To find out more, please come to one of our information evening being held on Wednesday, 8th and Thursday, 9th February at 3 McElwain Tce, Newbridge (opposite the Parish Centre).

at 8pm. Recruitment line 086-0855785.

Sports Club

Naas Special Olympics Club established in 2008 invite you to come join our club. We serve all areas in Kildare, We are a sports club for people with intellectual disabilities.

Besides the physical benefits of sport Naas Special Olympics Club can change lives as athletes can develop both physically and emotionally. Athletes make new friends and the club enables athletes to achieve and win not only in sport but in their lives too. Naas Special Olympics club has a lot to offer.

We meet every Monday evening, our junior group meet at 6pm, seniors 7pm. To join our club as a member or volunteer please contact the Secretary, Jacinta on 087-2229695.

Cancer Support

Ladies, it’s that time of the year again! Would you like to Walk, Run and Support The Little Way Cancer Support Centre, Clane.

The Flora Women’s Mini-Marathon is taking place on Bank Holiday Monday, 4th June, if you would like to support us, please contact 045-902996 or 087-2983140.

Ladies Football

Carbury U.14 ladies football are having a cake sale on Saturday, 24th & Sunday, 25th March before and after Mass at Derrinturn Church. This is to raise funds for their upcoming All Ireland Feile. Your support would be greatly appreciated. Host Families Sought

Carbury Ladies GAA are looking for a number of host families, for the upcoming All Ireland Feile 22nd, 23rd & 24th June. For more information please contact 087-6670457.

Writers Group

New writers group takes place on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of every month. The next meeting takes place on Wednesday, 21st March from 11.30am - 1pm. Call Mary on 085-7054673 for more details. All are welcome.

Carbury Carers

Carbury Branch of Kildare Carers Association are actively seeking volunteers to run the Women’s Mini Marathon on Monday 4th June on their behalf. All money raised will help all Carers. For further information please contact Ann Dempsey on 085-7677652 or Mary Daly on 085-1081021.

Spring Clean-Up

Derrinturn Tidy Town’s are holding their Annual Spring Clean Up on Saturday, 24th March from 10am to 12 noon. Volunteers are needed and any help on the day would be much appreciated.

All meet at Costcutter’s car park. (Please bring gloves).

Land needed

Carbury Scouts are looking for 1/2 acre to rent or buy. Please contact Alan Moss on 087-6460412 or Sheila Quinn on 087-1252270 for further information.

Coffee Morning

John & Barbara Mckeon of Drehid, Carbury are hosting a Coffee Morning for ‘The Cleft Lip and Palate Association on Saturday, 24th March from 10am -- 4.30pm. These much needed funds are to erect a new dedicated safe unit for children who are attending the National Maxillofacial Centre in St. James’ Hospital. Children with a Cleft Lip and Palate attend St. James’ Hospital from the age of 9 to 19 years old. This makes for over 1,000 visits per year to an acute adult hospital. We can’t prevent children from been born with a cleft lip and palate but we can make the treatment a better experience. Your support would be greatly appreciated for this worthy cause.

Canal Challenge

The Long Walk Home in aid of Ireland’s young homeless people will take place on May Bank Holiday. Join the Peter McVerry Trust on 4th May for a “stretch of the legs” on an exciting new 4-day Irish challenge. The Long Walk Home Grand Canal Challenge, Shannon Harbour to Dublin (approx 130kms). Participants are asked to pay a €250 non-refundable deposit and raise a further €700 in sponsorship. Included in deposit is transport, 3nights Dinner Bed & Breakfast and four lunches. For registration forms or more information please contact: 01-823 0776

Lourdes Pilgrimage

A Pilgrimage to Lourdes from Dublin will be taking place this Easter from 4th April for 5 nights. The cost is € 659 ex Dublin Included in price; Return flights with coach transfers to your hotel, 5 nights full board accommodation in the three star Grand Hôtel de la Basilique which is only 2 minutes from St. Joseph’s entrance into the Grotto. Complete Religious programme designed by Marian Pilgrimages, accompanied by an Irish Guide. We visit the Grotto, Basilicas, Baths and take part in the Masses, Blessing of the Sick, Stations of the Cross and the Torchlight Procession. We also visit the Cite St Pierre (city of the poor) and complete a walking tour to the Boly Mill, Cachot, Hospice, Parish Church and the Cemetery. All airport taxes and charges as well as your full comprehensive insurance. For further information please contact 01-878 8159.