Five local organisations to be honoured by National Lotto

FIVE local community organisations are to be honoured by the National Lotto in recognition of their great work. Athy Heritage Centre, the Curragh/Newbridge Garda Youth Diversion Project, the Jack and Jill Foundation, Mounted Games Association and Foróige Kildare are all...

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Prosperous lives up to its name for great music

LOCAL and national bands of various genres and musical tastes entertained over five days at the Prosperous Music Festival, which took place over the bank holiday weekend. The festival began on Thursday night with a concert featuring pianist Aidan Chan...

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Factory tour is proving popular with visitors to Newbridge Silverware

THE Newbridge Silverware factory tour, which started in June, is well on its way to becoming a major tourist attraction....

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New group to bring activity to isolated rural communities

RESIDENTS  from a number of rural Kildare villages have rallied together in a bid to bring activity to their isolated...

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Bus service hoping to expand rural link

THE bus service that provides transport in rural Kildare is hoping to grow their service linking villages with larger towns....

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Large crowd turns out for inaugural memorial run

A MEMORIAL rural run in memory of a popular Castlemitchell man is set to become an annual event after some...

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First steps taken to set up Comhaltas group in Athy

Kildare to set up the first Comhaltas group in South Kildare in over 20 years.” Those were the words of...

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CHAMPIONS!

ONE of the three major All-Ireland titles is resting back in Kildare for the first time in 53 years after...

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Fun in the mud at Nurney Endurathon

CHILDREN as young as five, fun runners and elite athletes all took up the challenge at the third annual Nurney...

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Forty years of peacekeeping in Lebanon marked in Curragh

FORTY years of Irish peacekeeping in Lebanon were marked at a ceremony at the Curragh Camp recently. A colour party...

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Miscalculation of predicted population growth could have knock-on effect

A MISCALCULATION of predicted population growth could have a serious knock on effect for the county. This was the concern...

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All aboard the floatel!

SOME towns boast of having the best hotels but Sallins has something a little different to shout about, its very...

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Tilly is back home after being missing for seven months

A KILDARE family enjoyed their own little miracle when they were reunited with their lost dog after seven months. 25-year-old...

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A family affair

THE recent All Ireland Irish Dancing Championships at Tullamore were a family affair for Athy based dancer Martina Foley. Martina...

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A lot done, a lot more to do to solve housing problems

KILDARE County Council has overseen more social housing builds than any other local authority in the first quarter of 2018...

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Relics of Little Flower to visit Kildare town

THE relics of the saint who is known as The Little Flower will be in Kildare town on Monday 20...

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Family’s heartfelt appeal for information

TWENTY years ago last Saturday Deirdre Jacob crossed the road towards her home in Newbridge and was never seen again....

Thursday, 02/08/18 - 11:35am Read More

Motorway service area back on track

THE long awaited M9 motorway service area near Kilcullen is to opened by this time next year leading to the...

Thursday, 02/08/18 - 11:32am Read More

Bad smells getting up noses of local residents

BAD smells from the sewage treatment plant at Fortbarrington Road in Athy are getting up the noses of local residents....

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Horse drawn carriages raise funds for charity

HORSE drawn carriages travelled from Kildangan to Kildoon recently to raise funds for two sick children. Murt Kelly, with the...

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