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KILDARE CAR REVIEW: Volkswagen Caravelle – luxury re-defined

The new 6th generation (T6) Volkswagen Caravelle is based on VW’s legendary Transporter van.

A spiritual successor to the original Caravelle from 1952, this spacious MPV (Multi-Purpose Vehicle) is available in both short and long wheelbases.

Unlike smaller seven-seat MPV’s, the ...

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My Kildare Life interview with Kildare Derby Rose Therese Sweeney

Therese (18) is the daughter of Lizzie and Kevin, and has one brother Paddy. She has a major interest in horses, and she works in Ironhills Equestrian as a riding instructor/stable-hand.

She has been competing in show-jumping, hunter trials and speed derby’s since she was three years ...

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Lovely Leitrim a paradise for cyclists

Last weekend, and for a few days afterwards, I was on holidays in Leitrim — specifically the north of that county, about three kilometres from Manorhamilton.

When arrived at the holiday home I noticed that we were on a tiny boreen that didn’t appear to have a cul de sac sign at the ...

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KILDARE PROPERTY WATCH: Superb ready to go site for sale in Athy town centre

Jordan Auctioneers are bringing to the market a ready to go prime development town centre site in Athy.

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The subject site is situated in the centre of Athy Town with dual road frontage onto Leinster Street and Mount Hawkins Street.

It has full ...

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New lease of life for Clane library on the cards

Kildare County Council has confirmed last Thursday, August 15, that it has bought a building in the town centre as a new location for its Clane library.

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A spokesperson said:“The Council has just purchased a building in the town centre with plans ...

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Sallins’ successful soccer stars set for KCC reception

The Sallins soccer team which won a national title last month are to be honoured by Kildare County Council with a reception to Aras Chill Dara.

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Labour councillor Anne Breen asked that KCC invite the team of Isabel Piere, Megan Egan Byrne, Hannah ...

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More than 200 patients were treated on trolleys in Naas Hospital last month

Some 209 patients were treated on trolleys in Naas Hospital during last month.

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This is an increase on the figure of 164 people who were admitted to the facility without a bed being available in July 2018.

Overcrowding levels at all public ...

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The man behind Clane’s colourful fairy tree houses

You get love letters, Matt Hayes told us when we asked about the purpose of the little doorways, boxes and fairy figures installed as street art on some of Clane’s town centre trees.

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“One lad asked if I worked for the fairies,” he ...

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House prices drop slightly in Newbridge

Overall house prices in Newbridge area have dropped slightly for the first seven months of this year, according to figures on the Property Price Register.

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There were 120 sales in the period from January to July 2019, compared to 115 for the same ...

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Work underway on Newbridge sewerage system revamp

Work is continuing on the much needed upgrade of the Newbridge sewer system, which has come under pressure due to population increases.

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The sod was turned on the €30 million Newbridge Eastern Interceptor Sewer project last May. This contract has ...

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KILDARE OPINION: What student can now afford to ‘move up’?

The mid-nineties. Three Kildare girls and a glamorous Norwegian blonde rented a basement hovel off O’Connell Street for the college year. Looking back, the converted redbrick Georgian house we landed in should have been condemned as it was crumbling around our ears.

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Kildare EuroMillions punter €500,000 richer today

One online EuroMillions player in County Kildare is  €500,000 richer today after winning the EuroMillions Plus top prize in last night’s draw (Friday, August 23).

National Lottery officials are now urging its Kildare EuroMillions players who play online to check their accounts and ...

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Kildare management: Ross Glavin set to link up with Jack O'Connor

While no official word has been forthcoming from the Kildare Co. Board the Leinster Leader understands that Moorefield manager, Ross Glavin has agreed to join Jack O'Connor on the Kildare management team for 2020.

Official word is expected soon and O'Connor and Glavin are expected to be ...

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A KILDARE MAN IN LONDON: Can our new Kerry manager hold a candle to Micko?

The recent appointment of Jack O’Connor as Kildare manager pointed a recent pub conversation back in the direction of his fellow countyman, Mick O’Dwyer, who, of course reigned over the Lilywhites throughout the ‘90s and early 2000s.

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We fast ...

2019-08-24 09:13 open_in_new
ASK THE DOC: A better alternative to the Leaving Certificate system

The Leaving Cert results came out last week and increasingly I am worried about the ‘all or nothing’ importance they receive.

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It’s time to put this landmark event into perspective. I do question the effectiveness of the Leaving Cert in ...

2019-08-24 09:13 open_in_new
The future use of Curragh post office is not yet clear

There are no immediate plans for the future of the Curragh post office.

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According to the Defence Forces, talks have yet to take place about what the premises may be used for.

In a statement, an Army representative said: “The Curragh post ...

2019-08-24 08:10 open_in_new
Newbridge lady nominated as masseuse of the year in the Irish Hair & Beauty Awards

For the second year running, a Newbridge lady has been nominated as masseuse of the year in the Irish Hair & Beauty Awards.

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Valerie Flynn is the owner and sole therapist at Brighteyes Beauty and Massage, which is based in Newbridge.

“It ...

2019-08-24 07:07 open_in_new
More action to aid Sallins road safety

A radar speed sign is on the way to Sallins.

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Local councillor and Naas Mayor Carmel Kelly asked for the sign — which informs motorists of their current speed — for the town at a Naas Municipal District.

Kildare County Council is working ...

2019-08-24 07:07 open_in_new
Naas-based carer is an awards nominee

Naas-based carer Richard Casey, who works at Comfort Keepers (CK), has been announced as one of nine finalists for the company’s Carer of the Year Awards 2019.

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The awards recognise individual carers for their outstanding service and dedication to ...

2019-08-24 07:07 open_in_new
Newbridge relief road on target to be finished soon

Work is due to be completed on the Newbridge Outer Orbital Route from the Naas Road to Great Connell Road by the end of the year.

The update was given in the Kildare County Council's chief executive report.

“Construction has progressed well to date and much of the realignment of ...

2019-08-24 07:07 open_in_new
KILDARE OPINION: Apprentices are scarce as college education entices more students

More and more young people are going to college, undermining the importance of education in the national psyche. And it’s not getting any cheaper.

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More than 51,000 places were offered places when the Central Applications issued first round ...

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