Athy band to play Donegal festival

ATHY band Winter Heart will take to the stage during Donegal’s Véarsaí 2019 festival, which takes place from 20-21 April. The music and arts festival, held in Gweedore, will see the band rubbing shoulders with the likes of Hudson Taylor,...

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Kildare’s top eateries

A NUMBER of Kildare restaurants have been announced as winners at the Leinster regional final of the Irish Restaurant Award. Two Cooks Restaurant and Wine Bar in Sallins, was announced as best restaurant and took home a double whammy when...

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Naas students heading for national enterprise final

FIVE teenage entrepreneurs from St Mary’s College in Naas have been named as the overall county winner at the Kildare...

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OPW is to be asked to take charge of Moone High Cross

COUNCILLORS representing Athy Municipal District have supported a motion seeking to ask the Office of Public Works (OPW) to take...

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Urgent need for cycleway from Caragh highlighted

THE urgent need for a new cycleway from Caragh to Millennium Park was highlighted by a Naas councillor because of...

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Kildare children strike for action on climate change

A YOUNG girl from Kildare town lead a campaign for climate action in Newbridge on Friday. 12-year-old Ena-Mai Carroll Patel,...

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European Parliament VP pays official visit to local school

MEP Mairead McGuinness who is first Vice-President of the European Parliament recently  paid at official   visit to St Mary’s College,...

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Rathangan women delve into history of voting rights

LADIES in Rathangan delved into the history books recently as part of a project on their voting rights. Members of...

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Tweny-five vacant mental health posts highlighted

SERIOUS concern for a lack of mental health services in Kildare was highlighted this week with news that there are...

Saturday, 16/03/19 - 11:40am Read More

Kildare is fourth most moth infested county!

KILDARE has been declared the fourth most moth infested county in Ireland by pest control company Rentokil.  The county accounted...

Saturday, 16/03/19 - 9:37am Read More

Safety concerns at Thompson Cross

SAFETY concerns have been expressed about Thompson Cross at Old Kilcullen by a local candidate for the area. Antoinette Buckley...

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Kildare girls make sign language video to promote their club

TWO young neighbours from Kildare town know how it feels to be well ‘liked’. Eleven-year-old Kaitlyn McGannon and Katie O’Keeffe...

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Athy Twinning sponsors painting competition

THE Athy Twinning Committee, in conjunction with the committee in our twin town of Grandvilliers in northern France, sponsored a...

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Dexa scanning to resume shortly at Naas Hospital

A SCANNING service used to measure bone density suspended a year ago at Naas General Hospital will resume shortly. The...

Friday, 15/03/19 - 9:59am Read More

In-work lone parent poverty has doubled, says new report

WORKING lone parents in Kildare are facing difficult financial circumstances, according to a new report from the Society of St...

Thursday, 14/03/19 - 4:58pm Read More

Windbags raise funds for hospice

THE funds at St Brigid’s Hospice were topped up by more than €7,000 thanks to a group of four friends...

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Husband appeals for wife’s murderer to be banned from Kildare

A  CAMPAIGN is underway to have the man who murdered Milltown woman Joyce Quinn banned from returning to Kildare. Murderer...

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TDs say paying for round for council staff in Dáil bar was just ‘common courtesy’

AN article in a national newspaper that claimed a Kildare TD brought council staff to Leinster House and bought them...

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A year to grow; a minute to go

A YOUNG Transition Year student from the Patrician Secondary School shaved off all of his hair recently to raise funds...

Wednesday, 13/03/19 - 5:57pm Read More

Busy year ahead for tourism in Kildare

IT’S a busy year ahead for tourism in Co Kildare with exciting new initiatives in the pipeline. Speaking at the...

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