‘Relief road will happen,’ says Varadkar

TAOISEACH Leo Varadkar reaffirmed the government’s commitment to the Southern Distributor Road project during a visit to Athy on yesterday afternoon (Monday). The taoiseach was speaking at the opening of Kildare South TD and Fine Gael party chairman Martin Heydon’s...

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Round of applause as Moat gets €150k grant

MAJOR upgrade works are planned at the Moat Theatre in Naas over the summer of 2018 following the allocation of a €150,000 grant to the theatre by Kildare County Council. News of the grant allocation late last week has delighted...

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A 1-2-3 for Kildare at exellence awards

KILDARE students found themselves hitting all of the right notes at the recent Leinster School of Music & Drama Excellence...

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Athy writer set to launch debut poetry collection

DAVID Delaney is a prolific writer. He started writing poetry when he was just 12 years of age and now...

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Lazer lights and parade mark Halloween in Athy

HALLOWEEN bonfires in the Athy area were avoided by the council sending in skips to areas where fires would traditionally...

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A delicate balancing act: living with PKU

A 34-YEAR-old Clane woman, who was diagnosed with a rare metabolic genetic disorder at birth, is echoing the call to...

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Local family benefit from Lotto Plus win

A LOCAL family are celebrating this week after collecting a cheque for €250,000 at Lotto Headquarters in Dublin yesterday. The...

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Kildare showcases what it has to offer

TOP business tourism buyers from around the world experienced the best that Kildare has to offer at the Connect 17...

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Brothers march on in X Factor

TWO Naas CBS students have made it through the first X-Factor live show and will perform again next week having...

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Lions mark a century of service and appeal for new members

ATHY Lions Club members make an invaluable contribution to the community but many in the town are not aware of...

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Huge crowd enjoyed 17th Shackleton school

ATHY Heritage Centre found itself packed to capacity, with an array of local, national and international visitors over the bank...

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Kildangan bridge gets the go-ahead

THE development of Kildangan Railway Bridge looks set to begin this year with the hope being that it will be...

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Reward offered for information on Newbridge arson murder

CRIMESTOPPERS have offered a significant reward for anyone with any information on the 2009 murder of an 81-year-old man following...

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Gardaí think Kildare burglaries might be linked

GARDAÍ in Kildare are investigating the possibility that three burglaries in the Ballitore and Castledermot area last Tuesday may be...

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Two local families take on TV fitness challenge

TWO Kildare families take on the challenge of becoming Ireland’s  Fittest  Family when a new series of the popular TV...

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Leaders of tomorrow

FOUR young people from  Kildare recently graduated from the Foróige Leadership for Life Programme accredited by the National University of...

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Green light for Athy road project

SHOW me the money! That’s the word this week from Athy councillors who, while welcoming the news that An Bord...

Thursday, 19/10/17 - 11:25am Read More

Canal festival marks 30th anniversary of return of boat traffic to Naas

THERE will be added emphasis on celebration at this year’s Naas Canal Festival as this year marks 30 years since...

Thursday, 19/10/17 - 11:26am Read More

Over 500 take to streets in Newbridge

  A RECENT spate of suicides in the Co Kildare area prompted the public of Newbridge to turn out in...

Thursday, 19/10/17 - 11:31am Read More

Explorer’s cabin to come home to Kildare

NATIONAL Lottery funding has helped to speed up the return of a vital piece of maritime history to Athy. The...

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