Take Me Out

Take Me Out

Celbridge GAA senior footballers are organising a “Take Me Out” event at the club on the Hazelhatch Road on Sunday June 3. Doors are open at 7.30pm and the show starts at 8.30pm. There will be 35 girls looking to shift for charity. Ten of Celbridge’s fine young men will be trying to impress the ladies with their cheesy chat up lines and talents.

The main sponsor, the Academy Barbers Celbridge, is giving all male contestants on the show a stylish hair cut to free of charge to make them more presentable on the night.

There will be a raffle and, to add to the entertainment, four of the footballers will be shaving their legs for charity. All of the money raised from the raffle and leg shaving will be donated to the Daniel Meehan tribute fund which is set up by his family through the Mater foundation (S.A.D.S). There is a DJ after the show till late. Tickets are €12 or €15 from the GAA club bar, local shops and also at the door on the night.

If you would like to be a contestant on the show or donate some raffle prizes, please contact Sean Meaney at 087-7675603.

Fun tag rugby league

There is a new Youth Tag rugby League’s starting in NUIM Barnhall RFC from Thursday June 7 at 6.30pm and will run for 6 weeks.

There will be an U15 mixed (girls and boys) league and an U18 Mixed (girls and boys) league. This is a non-contact sport and is great for keeping fit and having fun.

There are twelve players and the game is played as a 7 a side with 5 subs.

There must be at least 3 girls on the pitch at all times. Also every Thursday there will be music and BBQ in the Club, so great fun for all. To register for the 6 week NUIM Barnhall RFC Thursday league (E300 per team which amounts to less than E5 each night) check the website at www.barnhallrfc.com

Volunteers needed for Sunflower Day

The organisers of Sunflower Day which raises money cancer care are appealing for willing volunteers to give one hour of their time on June 8 to help collect for local Hospice and Home Care Service in Co. Kildare. Phone Pearl at 6243362 or Ena at 087 6420068.

Celbridge Men’s Shed

A Men’s Shed movement is a growing phenomenon. The primary activity is the provision of a relaxed friendly environment where men can chill out over a cuppa, exchange stories, play cards or identify a project that will benefit the local community. The uniting bond is, that all members have time on their hands and are looking for something to occupy that time.

If you have a skill or are handy in any way, you will have the opportunity to share this with others. Get involved in an exciting and innovative project. The local Men’s Shed group meets in the Mill Community Centre on Wednesdays from 2-4pm. Call Yuvi, the local co-ordinator, at 087-2756795 for further information.

Photo Exhibition

Celbridge Camera Club will be holding its annual exhibition 2012 in Castletown House in Celbridge from Saturday June 2 to Friday June 15 inclusive.

The exhibition will be open to the public between 11am and 4pm on weekdays and 11am and 5pm on weekends and the bank holiday Monday. Entry to the exhibition is free.

The Celbridge Camera Club meets every Monday night at 8pm at the Slip Hall. The activities vary from talks, demonstrations, competitions and workshops. During the summer months, the Club meets at 7:30pm at the Castletown Gates and visits a location to take photographs. The club has an interesting website at www.celbridgecameraclub.net

Weil’s disease warning

One of the best amenities available to those who live in Celbridge is the river Liffey, which flows through the town. With the improvement in the weather, water based activities such as canoeing, fishing, paddling or swimming become more tempting. It is important that those who use inland waterways for recreational purposes are aware of the danger of Weil’s disease, which is spread by rats living close to the banks of these waterways. The disease is rare, with a low infection rate, but potentially serious if not treated rapidly and effectively.

The bacterium enters the body through breaks in the skin (cuts, blisters, abrasions) and via the lining of the nose and throat. Symptoms include fever, chills, muscular aches and pains, loss of appetite and nausea. Anyone experiencing fever for up to three weeks after exposure to high risk water should contact their GP immediately. The disease is treated with antibiotics.

Senior Helpline

Do you need someone to talk to?  Senior Help Line is a confidential listening service for older people by older people for the price of a local call anywhere in Ireland, LoCall 1850 440 444. The Senior Help Line is open from 10 am till 10 pm, 365 days a year’. 

North Star Club

The North Star Swimming Clubs meets every Sunday afternoon at the pool in St Raphael’s on the Clane Road. If you would like to make contact, or become a new volunteer helping people with disabilities to swim and enjoy the water, please contact Valerie at northstarswimmingclub@gmail.com

Early booking advised

The Sports Centre at the Mill is suggesting that all local sports clubs and groups to take the opportunity to book their Autumn/Winter indoor soccer and pre-season training at this time, so that they can have their choice of peak hours. Slots are E40 per hour. Call the manager at 01- 6288556.

Castletown House summer events

Tours of Castletown House are available Tuesday - Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays between 10am and 5pm, until the end of October. The Castletown parklands are open to enjoy and explore during daylight hours throughout the year. There is free access to OPW Heritage Sites, including Castletown House, on the first Wednesday of every month. Please note: The free day is aimed at the independent traveller and does not apply to group bookings. The next free day is June 6.

There are free music recitals each Sunday taking place within the environs of the Main House, Colonnades and Stable Wing. On Sunday afternoon, June 3, Schola Hybernia will provide the music. The well-known Vanbrugh Quartet is scheduled to play on the afternoon of June 10.

Parish Art Competition

As part of the forthcoming Eucharistic Congress, the Parish hopes to build on the talents of local young artists by holding an art competition on the theme of “sharing the bread and wine as celebrated during Mass”. The celebration can be from any time in history or any occasion which the artist will always remember. There are three judging categories, under 7, 8 to 12 years and 13 to 18. The final date for submission is June 4. Prize-winners will be notified by June 8 and prizes will be awarded at a time to be arranged. Entries for the competition will be displayed in both parish churches and subsequently returned to the artist. For more information call 087-6799104.