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.
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 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!
Public meeting in The Abbey Community Centre at 8pm on Thursday October 19th.
Clane Community Council is assisting people in Loughanure, Butterstream, Firmount and Ballinagappa to establish a Text Alert scheme for the area. We expect that we will finally have the above scheme set up and running by end of October 2017. A meeting is now arranged to inform you of the mechanics of the system and to accept late entries to the scheme. We will also be able to share the experience of other groups already in motion in the area.
We have ordered 7 Text Alert signs to be erected in locations advised by An Garda Siochana and Kildare County Council.
The Text Alert initiative is organised by Muintir na Tire, and supported by an Garda Siochana, and has been highly successful in combatting crime and in such other ways as finding missing persons, missing animals, and saving health and lives of vulnerable members of the communities. The effectiveness of Text Alert has proven to discourage undesirable activity and communities feel safer in their homes.
The following people are involved in setting up the scheme:
- Oisin O’Shaughnessy 087 6708931 Hon. Treasurer
- Tom Treacy 087 2046370
- Kathleen Gately
- Patricia Healy 085 7730500
- Noelle Maertens
- Niall Keena 087 6204747 Hon. Secretary
- Bernie Foley 087 2737402
- Sinead Hussey
- Padraig McEvoy 086 8658262
- John Daly 086 2583635 Hon. Chairperson
The meeting is being held in The Abbey, Clane at 8pm on Thursday October 19th.
Congratulations to all involved in the Clane Tidy Towns campaign 2017. The results of the national competition have just been announced and Clane has earned a Bronze Medal!
For all the details please see the judging comments.
All are invited to our local Awards Night where we will reveal our best kept estates and best-presented premises competition winners, as well as celebrate everyone’s contributions and this year’s achievements.
See you there!
The membership of Clane Community Council is renewed every two years using a simple nomination process. Members of the community (see map below) are welcome to nominate themselves, or be nominated, via this web page. Nominations must be received by 6pm on Monday December 4th, 2017.
For more information on Clane Community Council, please explore this website, or contact any members of the current Council.
Clane Community Council’s annual Golf Classic, generously sponsored again by Larchfield Park Nursing Home, is the main source of funding for Clane Community Council. The money raised supports the voluntary work that the Council does in the village. This includes the need for repairs of the Abbey, which is not just a Community Centre but the very symbol of Clane. The Council provides a forum for discussion on important local issues as well as representation of the Community’s interests. It is also the co-ordinating organisation for many community projects, such as:
- Tidy Towns
- Community Games
- The Abbey Community Centre
- The Abbey Garden of Remembrance
- Friary and Abbey Graveyard on the Sallins Road
- Liffeyside Nature Park
- The Stream Park in the village centre, now the playground
- Clane Heritage
We hope that you will be able to support our Golf Classic at Knockanally Golf Club on Friday August 25th. Tee-times are from 1.00pm to 4pm but other times can be accommodated.
- Three person team, inclusive of dinner, €150
- Sponsorship of a hole is €65
- Team plus hole sponsorship €200
The time sheet is in Marron’s Pharmacy. Your support is very much appreciated and will be acknowledged through Le Chéile, local newspapers, Clane notice-board and prominent signs at the golf course on the day .
Contact Des Marron ( 045-868112 ) or Des Drumm ( 086 2241761) for tee-times or other members of the Golf Classic Sub-committee: Tom Cleary (087 8273918) or Jack Kinsella (086 2630520).
Saturday May 20th marks the launch to Kildare’s biodiversity Week with free guided walks, talks organised all around the County.
For all the details download the Kildare Biodiversity Week 2017 Brochure.
Clane is hosting one of these events, a “Wild About Clane” nature walk by the Liffey. Meeting at 3pm on Saturday May 28th in the Abbeylands Shopping Centre Car Park. All are welcome – see you there!!