Making his mark in world of darts

A TEENAGER from Athy is making a mark in the world of darts. 15-year-old Damien Moore from Belview will represent Ireland at the World Darts Federation European cup in Turkey next July. The junior certificate student at Ardscoil na Trionóide...

Read More

Local author launches paperback

NAAS author, screenwriter and playwright Paul FitzSimons launched a paperback version of his debut novel  Burning Matches  at an event in Barker & Jones on Thursday 6 December last. A gripping crime novel that was 13 years in the making,...

Read More

Councillor walks out of meeting over roads issues

COUNCILLOR  Ivan Keatley walked out of the December meeting of Athy Municipal District over what he described as unfair treatment...

Wednesday, 12/12/18 - 3:06pm Read More

Last surviving founder of Moore Abbey celebrates 100th birthday

A MUCH loved and cherished nun was celebrated and acknowledged at the weekend when she reached her 100th birthday. Sr Mary...

Wednesday, 12/12/18 - 3:02pm Read More

Sharon’s star shines in royal company in the West End

NAAS native Sharon Sexton  performed in front of an audience including Prince Harry, Megan Markle and 600 war veterans in...

Monday, 10/12/18 - 4:33pm Read More

Kildare youths attend national showcase

MEMBERS of Kildare Comhairle na nÓg (Council of Youth) were among a large group of young people, aged between 12...

Monday, 10/12/18 - 4:17pm Read More

Workplaces encouraging staff to have happy hearts

TWO local workplaces were awarded for their efforts when its comes to employees’ heart heath. Naas General Hospital and jockey...

Monday, 10/12/18 - 4:11pm Read More

Call for ‘troublesome’ neighbour to be evicted

LOCAL councillors have called for the removal of a troublesome tenant from a housing estate in Newbridge. At the district’s...

Monday, 10/12/18 - 4:08pm Read More

Author nominated for literary award

KILDARE based author, Peter Cunningham’s novel,  Acts of Allegiance,  has been nominated for the Dublin International Literary Award 2019. The...

Monday, 10/12/18 - 4:06pm Read More

Councillors set up forum in Kilberry

IN LIGHT of Bord na Móna job losses and possible closures, local representatives from Athy hope to set up a...

Friday, 07/12/18 - 12:48pm Read More

Awards night for Athy Tidy Towns

ATHY Tidy Towns held its annual awards presentation night at the Athy Municipal District Office on Friday last 30 November....

Thursday, 06/12/18 - 11:05am Read More

The SS commando who rescued Mussolini came to live in Kildare

ATTEMPTS by Otto Skorzeny – the Austrian-born SS commando perhaps best known for his involvement in the daring rescue of...

Friday, 07/12/18 - 12:50pm Read More

Plaque unveiled for Bill Hughes in Athy

PLAQUES dedicated to broadcaster and producer Bill Hughes and traditional musician Liam Óg O’Flynn were unveiled in Athy on Friday...

Friday, 07/12/18 - 12:43pm Read More

What will replace the superloos?

THE PUBLIC superloos in Newbridge and Kildare town will be fully removed by the end of the month. As an...

Friday, 07/12/18 - 12:51pm Read More

New council houses may be ready in none months

TWENTY new local authority homes in Newbridge should be complete in nine months after they were given the thumbs-up by...

Friday, 07/12/18 - 12:41pm Read More

Dooley takes over Dalton’s seat

LONG-TIME Fianna Fáil supporter Brian Dooley has taken the vacant seat on Athy Municipal District Council. He replaces Mark Dalton,...

Friday, 07/12/18 - 12:39pm Read More

School warden to be kept in Castledermot

THE school warden is to remain in operation at Scoil Diarmada in Castledermot  Kildare Co Council has confirmed this week....

Friday, 07/12/18 - 12:38pm Read More

Miley slams fake text sent in his name

KILDARE county councillor Martin Miley has slammed a text message – sent moments before a Fianna Fáil vote to fill...

Thursday, 06/12/18 - 11:12am Read More

Newbridge parish centre reopens

THE Newbridge Parish Centre has reopened following a refurbishment project that has been in the works for a number of...

Thursday, 06/12/18 - 11:13am Read More

The Late Late Breakfast Club celebrates its 11th birthday

THE AONTAS Ógra Youth Club hosted a party on Friday 16 November to celebrate the 11th year of the Late...

Friday, 07/12/18 - 12:36pm Read More