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!!
Clane Community Council were delighted to again participate in Clane’s Saint Patrick’s Day Parade organised by the hardworking Clane St. Patrick’s Festival Committee…and this year we were honoured to be awarded Best non-Commercial Float Winner 2017.
Clane Community Council’s Float promoting heroes of Clane!
A big thanks to all who helped out with the entry, in particular to Power Food Technology and the Drumm family who contributed very generously towards our float, and the popular primary-school colouring competition we ran in parallel (we received over 225 entries!!). The comic book we created showcased some of the super work that volunteers contribute locally, and encourages everyone to step up and be a superhero for their community!
Des Drumm and Martine Grogan accepting our Award
Sunday’s Well was located by Clane Motte, in the grounds of the Cois Abhainn apartments, until relatively recently.
With the support of Kildare County Council, Clane Community Council’s Hertiage sub-committee commissioned a report into the well. We are delighted now to publish this report online: Sunday’s Well Report
When we invited your “Ideas for Clane” last year the most requested initiative by far was for Christmas Lights in Clane.
Clane Community Council, with the support of Clane Project Centre, have looked into the issues, investigated the options, and come up with a plan to deliver lights that – with everyone’s help – will not only be affordable, but something we can build on and enhance into the future.
To get this new Christmas lights project off the ground, installed on Main Street, and brightening up everyone’s Christmas, we need to raise some funds.
And so we are inviting everyone to come along to our inaugural fundraising event: a Christmas Lights Table Quiz in Manzor’s on Friday November 4th. Teams of four cost €40. The quiz starts at 8:30pm.
If you can’t make it, and prefer to donate directly, please get in touch with anyone on the Community Council, or complete this form and send it in.
Thank you in advance for any support you can give: with your help we will all enjoy an even brighter Christmas in Clane.