Kildare News

New owner plans to reopen Athy hotel

THE former Carlton Abbey in Athy is set to re-open as a hotel following the sale of the building to an international investor. The building was placed for sale by Conway auctioneers from Kildare town, by a receiver for the...

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Athy Junior Cert students go trekking in hills before receiving results

A GROUP of Athy students trekked through the hills outside Stradbally last Wednesday morning prior to receiving their Junior Certificate...

Thursday, 21/09/17 - 10:26am Read More

Hero Award for Trish who puts family first

KILDARE mother Trish Rowley enjoyed an extra special family day in Dublin recently when she attended the Hidden Hearing Hero...

Thursday, 21/09/17 - 10:28am Read More

Kildare businessman sets sights on US and Japan

THE KILDARE businessman behind the Cannonball Supercar event is turning his thoughts towards bigger pastures following more success with what...

Thursday, 21/09/17 - 10:31am Read More

Former shirt factory site will be home to primary care centre

ATHY’s new primary care centre is to be located at the former shirt factory site on the Dublin Road. The...

Thursday, 14/09/17 - 2:48pm Read More

National News

Man jailed for sexually assaulting 66-year-old neighbour in Cork

A man has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison for sexually assaulting his 66-year-old neighbour in Cork. The 51-year-old accused, who is originally from Limerick, put a cushion over his victim’s mouth. The Judge said the...

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Concerns over safety of cyclists once new Luas Cross City line is in use

There are concerns about the safety of cyclists once the new Luas Cross City line is operating in Dublin. The...

Monday, 03/07/17 - 11:50am Read More

DPP wins appeal over sentence of man who attempted to bring €440m of cocaine through Cork coast

The DPP has won an appeal on a point of law over an Appeal Court decision which led to the...

Monday, 03/07/17 - 11:40am Read More

Entertainment

Darren Kennedy to co-host Xposé

Darren Kennedy is to co-host Xposé this week as part of the show’s summer series of guest presenters. Darren is the first male host so far and is following Thalia Heffernan’s recent stint. Darren has hosted TV shows on BBC,...

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This is why Body Coach Joe Wicks warns against quick-fix ‘beach body’ diets

Social media health pro Joe Wicks has urged people to stay healthy and avoid “beach body” crash diets in the...

Monday, 03/07/17 - 11:20am Read More

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them sequel starts filming

The sequel to JK Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them has begun filming  – with British rising star...

Monday, 03/07/17 - 10:20am Read More

Kildare Sport

Different dreams these days for Adam but they remain very much alive

‘THE dream is alive’ was a slogan that encapsulated Two Mile House’s run to All-Ireland Junior glory in 2013. After scoring 2-2 in Croke Park in the All-Ireland final win over Fuerty of Roscommon, Adam Burke told the Kildare Nationalist...

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Long standing secretary to stand down at tonight’s KDUL AGM

LONGSTANDING Kildare and District Underage League secretary Pat McNally is set to stand down at the league’s Annual General Meeting...

Thursday, 21/09/17 - 2:41pm Read More

Sad passing of Irish broadcasting legend

WE in the Kildare Nationalist were saddened to hear about the passing today of Irish broadcasting legend, Jimmy Magee. A...

Wednesday, 20/09/17 - 10:53pm Read More

National Sport

Here’s the view from the queue as tennis fans line up for Wimbledon 2017

July is here and tennis fans everywhere have flocked to the central shrine of their sport: the queues outside Wimbledon. Thousands of fans braved the overnight chill and hunkered down in sleeping bags and tents over the weekend, hopeful of...

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Kilkenny to meet Waterford as hurling and football draws made

The draw for the next round of hurling and football All-Ireland qualifiers were announced this morning. In the hurling, the...

Monday, 03/07/17 - 9:00am Read More

Alun Wyn Jones ready for more intense clash with All Blacks in decider

Alun Wyn Jones believes the intensity will “go up again” when the British and Irish Lions target Test series glory...

Sunday, 02/07/17 - 11:00pm Read More