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Newbridge premises raided

Kildare gardai are appealing for witnesses after a premises in the Kildare Industrial Estate in Newbridge was raided on November 6 between 7 pm and 7.30 pm.

The front door was broken and a till was taken from the premises.

The till was empty at the time. Gardai are looking at CCTV ...

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History teaching issue raised at Kildare seminar

A  call to make sure that the subject of history remains compulsory in the education system was made at a one day seminar run by the County Kildare Archaeological Society (CKAS) on November 10.

Hundreds of members attended the seminar, “The End of the Great War and Ireland in ...

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Tools stolen in Curragh shed raid

Gardai in Kildare are appealing for information after €600 worth of tools were taken from a garden shed in Ballyfair, the Curragh over night from Novermber 8 at 3 pm to November 9 at 3pm.

A consaw and a strimmer to the value of €600 were taken in the raid.

The lock was broken off ...

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Benefit night for Kildare sensory garden in St Catherine's Park Leixlip

A special benefit night is to be held in Leixlip this Saturday, November 17, at Confey GAA club.

The Save St. Catherine's Park Group are arranging a benefit night this month to raise funds for the creation of a sensory garden on the Kildare side of St. Catherine's Park.

The ...

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Two men seen leaving Castledermot farm raid


Two men were seen leaving a farm in Castledermot after they entered the house and rummaged through drawers on November 7, last.

The two men searched through all the drawers in the house and were then seen leaving.

Both were in their early 20's and of thin build with short ...

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My Kildare Life: Interview with Naas blogger Rebekah O'Leary

Rebekah from Naas is the owner of ‘Rebekah With Love’, a beauty and fashion blog. She has over 7,000 followers on her Instagram.

Rebekah is the eldest of three, and went to  primary and secondary school in Naas; Mercy Convent and then St Mary’s secondary school.


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Sallins Tidy Towns group hosts public meeting

Sallins Tidy Towns is a small  voluntary group dedicated to improving the  town and making it a great place to live and work.

This means cutting grass, weeding and planting – work that’s been ongoing for the past 12 years and they have increased their ...

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Three new Educate Together schools confirmed for North Kildare

Social Democrats TD Catherine Murphy has received confirmation from the Minister for Education, Joe McHugh, that three new Educate Together schools will be established in North Kildare. 

According to the Minister’s response to a question tabled by Deputy Murphy, Educate ...

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WATCH: Mani from the Stone Roses declares he is proud to be a Lilywhite on his Athy visit

Mani from the Stone Roses was the latest star to visit Athy last weekend to unveil a special 'Made Of Athy' plaque.

The idea, which was the brainchild of Colm Walsh, is to honour the long list of successful musicians and songwriters who have roots in the town. 

A plaque was ...

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Newbridge Tidy Towns welcome €20 million urban regeneration proposals for town

The recently unveiled development plans for Newbridge, which could cost up to €20 million, are being welcomed by Newbridge Tidy Towns Association.

Read also: Newbridge must be included in short hop train zone demands Labour

The plans, which formed part of Kildare County ...

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Expansion of off-peak and weekend rail services on Maynooth line

Iarnród Éireann has advised customers that it is planning to implement further timetable alterations  on it’s Maynooth from 9 December 2018, subject to the approval of the National Transport Authority. 

Key elements of the proposed new timetables ...

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Forecaster predicts 'prolonged cold spell' of weather

AFTER a very unsettled end to last week this week promises to conclude on a rather positive note.

That's not before we see some rather overcast conditions to commence the working week, with all areas likely to experience rather cloudy weather from Monday through until Wednesday, with some ...

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This year's Newbridge Christmas Iights to be better than ever

Christmas is fast approaching and Santa definitely won't be bypassing Newbridge with this year's Christmas lights set to guide him on his way.   

Read also: Forecaster predicts 'prolonged cold spell' of weather

The Newbridge Christmas Lights Committee are delighted to ...

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Serious overcrowding problem at Naas Hospital today

There is chronic overcrowding at Naas Hospital today where the number of patients on trolleys is the among the highest at any facility in the State.

Two dozen people were admitted to the hospital through the accident and emergency department without a bed being immediately ...

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Co. Kildare is set for a showery, fresh day

It will be showery today, with occasional sunny breaks, says Met Eireann. The weather will be mainly dry to begin in north Leinster and east Ulster this morning, but scattered showers affecting western and southern counties will become more widespread this afternoon and evening. Some of the ...

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Deaths in Kildare - Monday, November 12, 2018

Aodhan Dempsey – Rahilla, Kildare Town

November 11 2018, Deeply regretted by his loving wife Veronica, children Tom, Ruth and Aidan Óg, parents Patricia and Christy, sisters Christine, Fionnuala, Edel, Patriece and Claire, relatives and friends. Reposing at his home ( R51CH63 ...

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Dane Loakman memorial march in Sallins is confirmed

The march in memory of Dane Loakman, has been confirmed  for Saturday week November 24, starting at 4pm.

The 16 year old died from injuries incurred following a road accident near his Castlefen, Sallins, home about a year ago.

The march takes place from the Hillview residential ...

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Portlaoise dethrone champions Moorefield

Portlaoise got the better of Moorefield and booked a place in the semi final of the AIB Leinster Club SFC with a three point at St Conleth's Park, Newbridge, this afternoon.

Portlaoise got off to a great start and dominated for most of the opening half, going in at the break leading 1-8 to ...

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Aldi staff in Naas award cash to local charity, Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation

The Johnstown-based Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation is the latest organisation to benefit from Aldi’s 2018 Community Grants programme. Aldi’s Naas regional distribution centre staff have awarded the children’s charity a €500 grant in recognition of its tremendous work within the ...

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Some Enchanted Evening at the Moat in Naas

Naas musical director Mona Conroy, who has long had a close involvement with the local arts scene, was the driving force behind the staging of the Some Enchanted Evening production at the Moat Theatre last August.

Read also: Prosperous community meeting to take place at end of the ...

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Eadestown playground project gets the go ahead

The planned playground at Eadestown is to go ahead following the completion of the planning process by Kildare County Council.

Unsurprisingly there was no objection to the playground from the public and Naas councillors have formally approved the plan.

However there will be some ...

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