Cill Dara Historical Soc

Cill Dara Historical Soc

Cill Dara historical society’s annual outing takes in Howth Castle, Marino Casino and Trinity College. It will take place on Saturday, June 2. The bus leaves the CYMS Hall in Kildare town at 8.45am and returns at 7pm. All are welcome. For further information, contact Matt at 085 7056549 or Joe at 086 1686236.

Open Day at Teach Dara

The new community and family centre at the old De La Salle Brothers House, Teach Dara, will host an open day on Thursday, May 31, from 10am to 9pm. 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

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 search

The search is on for the Kildare town Derby Festival Queen.

If you fancy reigning over this summer’s annual Derby Festival in June, which is held to coincide with the racing festival on the Curragh, now’s your chance to enter this year’s competition.

The organisers are looking for girls aged 18 to 26 to take part in the pageant, which will be held in the Derby House Hotel in Kildare town on June 22.

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.

To enter, contact the Derby Festival office on 045 521000 or organiser Ollie Kearns on 087 2519065.

Entrants must have a E150 sponsorship fee each, but assistance with finding a sponsor will be given by the organisers if needed.

Derby Parade entries

Entries are now being sought for the Kildare town Derby Festival Parade, which will take place on June 24. The closing date for advertisements for the festival programme is next Friday. For all inquiries, contact the Derby Festival office on 045 521000.

Derby photo competition

Do you have any scenic photographs of Kildare town? The Derby Festival Committee is running a competition to coincide with the Derby Festival. The best photographs will be featured on postcards. Previously, this competition was run and the pictures featured on Christmas cards. For more information, contact the Derby Festival office on 045 521000.


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

The NCBI (National Council for the Blind in Ireland) shop is under new management. The new opening hours for the shop, located off Market Square, are 9.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday. 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

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


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.

Medjugorje Pilgrimage

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

Creative workshops at Irish National Stud

The newly-renovated craft cottage at the Irish National Stud will reopen this Wednesday, with a week of creative workshops to mark the event.

Wednesday 30th May

11am – 12.30pm

2pm – 3.30pm

Dough/Ceramic Crafts – Creative Decorations for your Home

Saturday 2nd June

11am – 12.30pm

2pm – 3.30pm

Textile Crafts – Creative Decorations

Leave the workshops proud and with a piece of your very own creative work.

The workshops cost E20 per adult and E15 per child. Contact 086 3649701 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).