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Le Chéile September 2019 – now available online

The latest issue of Le Chéile is now available:

Please click here to see the current issue of Le Chéile

This issue features updates and articles on:

  • Clane Community Council Nominations
  • Clane and Rathcoffey Community Games
  • Works undertaken by Clane Community Council in the past 42 years
  • Clane Local History Group
  • Clane Golf Club
  • Clane Branch Comhaltas
  • The Evergreens
  • Clane Musical and Dramatic Society

If you wish to print Le Chéile you can download the issue from above and use the print menu option when you view the magazine. Your computer setup may allow you to choose Booklet Form when printing. Please contact us if you need assistance.

Award Winning Estates Competition 2019

Clane Tidy Towns is delighted to announce the launch of Clane’s Award Winning Estates competition 2019, thanks again to the generous sponsorship of Clane Project Centre.

The competition is designed to help recognize the great work that residents put into maintaining their Residential Areas. All estates – new and established – are encouraged to enter.

For all of this year’s details, including information on what the judges look for, please download our Entry Pack. Entry forms can be handed to any member of the Tidy Towns committee, or submitted online here. The closing date for entries this year is July 19th. You can also browse details of previous competitions.

You will see that this year Clane Tidy Towns is again promoting the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan, working to protect our butterflies, bees and other vital insects for future generations. While the Clane Tidy Towns team is focusing on the public areas of Clane, everyone’s gardens and all of the housing estates have a valuable role to play too. For 20 low-cost or no-cost suggestions have a browse of the Pollinator Plan Action Pack for Gardens. If your estate, or your garden, adopts pollinator friendly features we encourage you to log your efforts on the national activity map online, or feel free to email ClaneTidyTowns@gmail.com and we will be delighted to upload the details for you – it all adds to Clane’s Tidy Towns efforts.

Thank you for your continued support – and to the estates that enter: best of luck!

 

Le Chéile June 2019 – now available online

The latest issue of Le Chéile is now available:

Please click here to see the current issue of Le Chéile

This issue features updates and articles on:

  • Clane and Rathcoffey Community Games
  • Clane I.C.A.
  • The Evergreens
  • Clane Tennis Club
  • Clane Golf Club
  • Know Your Clane
  • Annual Cemetery Mass

If you wish to print Le Chéile you can download the issue from above and use the print menu option when you view the magazine. Your computer setup may allow you to choose Booklet Form when printing. Please contact us if you need assistance.

Le Chéile May 2019 – now available online

The latest issue of Le Chéile is now available:

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This issue features updates and articles on:

  • Tidy Towns
  • Clane Local History Group
  • Clane Golf Club
  • The Evergreens
  • Clane Tennis Club
  • Undocumented Placenames
  • Clane and Rathcoffey Community Games

If you wish to print Le Chéile you can download the issue from above and use the print menu option when you view the magazine. Your computer setup may allow you to choose Booklet Form when printing. Please contact us if you need assistance.

Local and European Elections 2019

Local and European Elections are to be held Friday May 24th 2019. Please see below for a list of all candidates, and for details of the Clane Poster-Free Zone.

Local Election Candidates – Clane Local Electoral Area

Farrelly Aidan Social Democrats
Fitzpatrick Darragh Fianna Fáil
Gibbs Marc Sinn Féin
Hallissey Eoin Green Party
Hogan Thomas Independent
Keenan Daniel Fianna Fáil
Langan Seamus Fine Gael
McEvoy Pádraig Independent
O’Connor Una Aontú
Ó Riain Séamus Renua
Weld Brendan Fine Gael
Wyse Brendan Fine Gael

European Election Candidates – Midlands North-West Constituency

Brennan Cyril People Before Profit
Carthy Matt Sinn Féin
Casey Peter Independent
Flanagan Luke ‘Ming’ Independent
Greene Patrick Direct Democracy Ireland
Hannigan Dominic Labour
Healy Eames Fidelma Independent
Mahapatra Dilip Independent
McGuinness Mairead Fine Gael
McHugh Saoirse Green Party
Miller James Independent
Mulcahy Diarmaid Independent
O’Connor Olive Independent
O’Dowd Michael Renua
Rabbitte Anne Fianna Fáil
Smith Brendan Fianna Fáil
Walsh Maria Fine Gael

Clane Poster-Free Zone

Clane Community Council, in association with its subcommittee Clane Tidy Towns, have proposed that parts of Clane be declared a Poster-Free Zone for election campaigns, as illustrated in the map below.

This voluntary initiative is based on feedback from residents, businesses and the recent Clane Public-Realm Planning initiative public meetings, and has received the support of Kildare County Council.

Clane Poster-Free Zone. Underlying map © OpenStreetMap Contributors

Our sincere thanks to those candidates that are supporting this initiative.

For information on all candidates, and our poster-free zone initiative, please see the community notice board on Main Street, and our website ClaneCommunity.ie

Please advise ClaneCommunityCouncil@gmail.com of any errors or omissions.

 

Le Chéile April 2019 – now available online

The latest issue of Le Chéile is now available:

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This issue features updates and articles on:

  • The Evergreens
  • Clane Golf Club
  • Clane Local History Group
  • I. C. A.
  • Clane Musical and Dramatic Society present “Funny Girl” The Musical
  • Spring Clean
  • Clane and Rathcoffey Community Games
  • Clane St. Patrick’s Festival Winners
  • Clane Athletic Sports Report – Leinster Leader – June 14th 1884

If you wish to print Le Chéile you can download the issue from above and use the print menu option when you view the magazine. Your computer setup may allow you to choose Booklet Form when printing. Please contact us if you need assistance.

Le Chéile March 2019 – now available online

The latest issue of Le Chéile is now available:

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This issue features updates and articles on:

  • Clane and Rathcoffey Community Games Swimming
  • Clane Local History Group
  • Clane Golf Club
  • The Evergreens
  • Clane GAA
  • Clane Tennis Club
  • Clane Community Council

If you wish to print Le Chéile you can download the issue from above and use the print menu option when you view the magazine. Your computer setup may allow you to choose Booklet Form when printing. Please contact us if you need assistance.

Le Chéile February 2019 – now available online

The latest issue of Le Chéile is now available:

Please click here to see the current issue of Le Chéile

This issue features updates and articles on:

  • Clane and Rathcoffey Community Games Swimming
  • Clane Local History Group
  • Clane Tennis Club
  • Clane Golf Club
  • The Evergreens
  • I.C.A
  • Clane Comhaltas
  • Clane GAA
  • Tommy Conneff

If you wish to print Le Chéile you can download the issue from above and use the print menu option when you view the magazine. Your computer setup may allow you to choose Booklet Form when printing. Please contact us if you need assistance.

Clane Community Council AGM

Please note that the 45th AGM of Clane Community Council will be held this coming Monday January 28th 2019 at 8pm in Nexus – Clane Project Centre – on the Prosperous Road.

Come along to learn what Clane Community Council has been progressing on behalf of the community, and help inform our plans for the year ahead.

At a previous AGM there was a proposal from the floor for Christmas Lights in Clane. Have you a contribution you would like to make?

All are very welcome.

Proposed agenda: Proposed Agenda Clane Community Council AGM 2019

 

Le Chéile January 2019 – now available online

The latest issue of Le Chéile is now available:

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This issue features updates and articles on:

  • Clane Golf Club Notes
  • The Evergreens
  • Enrollment at Scoil Bhríde and Scoil Phádraig
  • “Clane” Historical Overview
  • Clane Local History Group
  • Clane and Rathcoffey Community Games
  • The Goal Mile
  • Clane Athletics Club

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And the Claonadh Award 2018 goes to…

Sadie O’Reilly being presented with the Claonadh Award 2018 by Chairman Paul Carroll

Clane Community Council is delighted to reveal that the 2018 winner of the Claonadh Award is Sadie O’Reilly. Sadie was one of the founding members of Clane Musical and Dramatic Society back in 1983 and has been one of the main driving forces behind this highly successful, award-winning group throughout its 35 years of existence. She has held many committee posts including, notably, Chairperson and PRO and, in more recent years, has directed several plays. She directed her first musical, “Carousel”, in 2017. She is a great fund-raiser and is continually searching for new ways both to make money to keep the Society going, and to encourage new members from all age groups.

Sadie was presented with a framed print of the Abbey, the building in which so many of the CMDS shows have been performed, on our Community Awards celebration where we switched on the Christmas Lights. Our special thanks to the wonderful Clane Parish Choir for their selection of carols, and to Doolan’s and AnTea-Que Cafe for providing the refreshments.

A safe and happy Christmas to all from Clane Community Council.

 

Le Chéile December 2018 – now available online

The latest issue of Le Chéile is now available:

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This issue features updates and articles on:

  • Mainham Cemetery Mass 2018
  • North Kildare WW I Commemorative Event at The Range crossroads, Donadea
  • Rathcoffey History Group
  • Clane Golf Club Notes
  • Irish Countrywoman’s Association
  • The Evergreens
  • Official Opening of the Abbey Community Centre
  • Clane Tennis Club

If you wish to print Le Chéile you can download the issue from above and use the print menu option when you view the magazine. Your computer setup may allow you to choose Booklet Form when printing. Please contact us if you need assistance.

Le Chéile November 2018 – now available online

The latest issue of Le Chéile is now available:

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This issue features updates and articles on:

  • Know Your Clane
  • Clane Award-Winning Estates Competition
  • St Patrick’s Day Festival
  • Clane Local History Group
  • Annual Mass in Mainham Cemetery Nov 4th 3pm
  • Mainham Cemetery Committee
  • Clane Golf Club
  • The Evergreens
  • The Principal Achievements of Tommy Conneff

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Poster-Free Zone for Clane

Clane Community Council would like to propose that parts of Clane, Co. Kildare, be declared a Poster-Free Zone for election campaigns.

Whilst creating a safer and more pleasant environment in areas with particularly high vehicular and pedestrian traffic, we hope this initiative will also appeal to candidates by reducing the expense, labour, and volume of physical posters and tie-wraps associated with election campaigns.

We would be delighted if election candidates could lend their support to this community-driven initiative, and avoid mounting posters in the area highlighted in the map below.

This is a pilot initiative for Clane we would hope to maintain into the future, and so we would greatly welcome any feedback on this scheme. Comments, which can be emailed to ClaneCommunityCouncil@gmail.com, will be gathered and shared with the Community Council for consideration.

Proposed Clane Poster-Free Zone

 

Clane Tidy Towns Award Night

On Friday October 12 Clane Tidy Towns held a community awards night in Manzor’s The Village Inn. A great crowd turned up and the Tidy Towns year was brought to a fitting close, appreciating all the hard work of everyone who contributed in any way to this year’s campaign.

Several awards were also announced on the night – for Award Winning Estates, Best-Presented Premises and for Best Volunteer.

Congratulations to our Award-Winning Estates for 2018:

  • Capdoo Park
  • Brooklands
  • Park View
  • College Grove
  • Abbey Park
  • Mainham Wood

Special congratulations to the Outstanding Estates 2018:

  • Ottomy
  • Central Park And Churchfield

The complete Award-Winning Estates judging report can be seen below.

The Best-Presented Premises 2018 was awarded to:

  • Tom Gough and Sons Butchers

And this year a new award was presented for the first time: Best Volunteer. This was awarded to:

  • Stephen Pwajok

All these efforts contributed to the Clane Tidy Towns efforts in 2018, and helped Clane earn an additional 7 points In the national SuperValu Tidy Towns Competition, resulting in a Bronze Medal. The adjudication report on Clane can be seen here. Our sincere thanks to all involved in Clane Tidy Towns efforts in 2018. Rest well, and we look forward to your continued support in the future.

 

Clane Award-Winning Estates Competition – Judges Report 2018

A sincere thank you to those estates that entered the 2018 Award Winning Estates Competition, again generously supported by Clane Project Centre. This year the judges were asked to select a number of award-winning estates based on the judging guidelines overleaf.

All entry forms were reviewed and entrants visited during the Summer. The standard throughout was again very high, but the judges felt that some areas and initiatives deserved to be called out:

  • Liffey Lawns – kept well throughout, with nice beds each side of the main road through the estate.
  • Loughbollard – congratulations on working through the significant clean-up of the boundary area. The open areas were all well maintained, with nice flowers noticed at the entrances.
  • Meadow Court and The Meadows – The new footpath between the entrances will be a useful amenity for residents. A well-maintained estate with some impressive gardens within.
  • Hillview Heights + Hillview Green – thank you for leaving some of the hedges on the boundaries to flower for the bees. Some gardens boasted stunning hanging baskets.

After careful consideration of all the judging guidelines, the judges selected the following estates as Clane Tidy Towns Award Winning Estates for 2018:

  • Capdoo Park – the entire estate was looking very well with the redeveloped entrance and new planting particularly admired. Nice to see the Ivy – a great choice for pollinators too.
  • Brooklands – another impressive display with flowers all along the main road of the estate and in some stunning gardens. Very well maintained.
  • Park View – a beautifully presented estate, lovingly maintained as always. Congratulations too on your pursuit of improved lighting, and the community compost area.
  • College Grove – a lovely entrance again this year. The mulching of hedge cuttings was a great idea, and well-kept kerbing noticed throughout.
  • Abbey Park – congratulations on the renewed entrance and planting in the various beds – all looking very well. Very thoughtful too to leave the dandelions in flower – very helpful to bees emerging after the winter.
  • Mainham Wood – immaculately maintained – both inside and out – with very impressive floral displays in several gardens.

This year the judges wished to highlight two Outstanding Estates. The estates they deemed to be Outstanding in 2018 are:

  • Ottomy – not just a stunning display at the entrance. Beautifully maintained beds, planters, corners were on show throughout the estate. Congratulations!
  • Central Park and Churchfield – Very tastefully planted bed admired at the entrance. Many enhancements throughout the estate building on the progress of previous years. Fantastic!

Le Chéile October 2018 – now available online

The latest issue of Le Chéile is now available:

Please click here to see the current issue of Le Chéile

This issue features updates and articles on:

  • The Evergreens
  • Tidy Towns Competition 2018
  • Clane Golf Club
  • Clane ICA
  • Clane Athletics Club

If you wish to print Le Chéile you can download the issue from above and use the print menu option when you view the magazine. Your computer setup may allow you to choose Booklet Form when printing. Please contact us if you need assistance.

Le Chéile September 2018 – now available online

The latest issue of Le Chéile is now available:

Please click here to see the current issue of Le Chéile

This issue features updates and articles on:

  • Clane Golf Club
  • Clane Local History Group
  • Rathcoffey Church Fund-raising Committee
  • Clane Musical and Dramatic Society
  • The Girls’ Old School Celebrates 200 Years

If you wish to print Le Chéile you can download the issue from above and use the print menu option when you view the magazine. Your computer setup may allow you to choose Booklet Form when printing. Please contact us if you need assistance.

Award Winning Estates Competition 2018

Clane Tidy Towns is delighted to announce the launch of Clane’s Award Winning Estates competition 2018, thanks again to the generous sponsorship of Clane Project Centre.

The competition is designed to help recognize the great work that residents put into maintaining their Residential Areas. All estates – new and established – are encouraged to enter.

For all of this year’s details, including information on what the judges look for, please download our Entry Pack. Entry forms can be handed to any member of the Tidy Towns committee, or submitted online here. The closing date for entries this year is July 1st. You can also browse details of previous competitions.

You will see that this year Clane Tidy Towns is again promoting the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan, working to protect our butterflies, bees and other vital insects for future generations. While the Clane Tidy Towns team is focusing on the public areas of Clane, everyone’s gardens and all of the housing estates have a valuable role to play too. For 20 low-cost or no-cost suggestions have a browse of the Pollinator Plan Action Pack for Gardens. If your estate, or your garden, adopts pollinator friendly features we encourage you to log your efforts on the national activity map online, or feel free to email ClaneTidyTowns@gmail.com and we will be delighted to upload the details for you – it all adds to Clane’s Tidy Towns efforts.

Thank you for your continued support – and to the estates that enter: best of luck!

 

Le Chéile June 2018 – now available online

The latest issue of Le Chéile is now available:

Please click here to see the current issue of Le Chéile

This issue features updates and articles on:

  • Clane Golf Club
  • Clane Local History Group
  • Clane St. Patrick’s Festival
  • The Evergreens
  • I.C.A.
  • Clane & Rathcoffey Community Games
  • Clane Tennis Club
  • End of School Year Showcase Concert

If you wish to print Le Chéile you can download the issue from above and use the print menu option when you view the magazine. Your computer setup may allow you to choose Booklet Form when printing. Please contact us if you need assistance.

Le Chéile May 2018 – now available online

The latest issue of Le Chéile is now available:

Please click here to see the current issue of Le Chéile

This issue features updates and articles on:

  • The Evergreens
  • Clane Tennis Club
  • Clane Golf Club
  • NCBI Charity Shop
  • Clane Local History Group
  • Clane & Rathcoffey Community Games
  • Biodiversity Week event in the Irish Wheelchair Association

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