Celebrate Biodiversity Week in Kildare…

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!!

 

Le Chéile May 2017 – now available online

The latest issue of Le Chéile is now available:

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This issue features updates and articles on:

  • Gravestones within the ruins of the Franciscan Friary on the Naas Road
  • Clane Tennis Club
  • The Evergreens
  • Clane Golf Club
  • Rathcoffey History Group
  • Clane Musical and Dramatic Society
  • Clane Local History Group
  • Clane & Rathcoffey Community Games
  • Clane Tidy Towns
  • Fr. John Sullivan, S.J.
  • Wild About Clane Nature Walk by the Liffey

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Launching Clane Tidy Towns Campaign 2017…

Clane Tidy Towns are inviting everyone down to the Abbey this Saturday April 8th at 10am to help kick off Clane’s 2017 campaign with a big Spring Clean for Clane.

We’ll head out from there to pick litter from spots in and around the village.

Clane was awarded Bronze Medal in the national competition in the last three years – please come along if you can and help get your village’s 2017 campaign off to a great start.

Hopefullly see you Saturday!!

Le Chéile April 2017 – now available online

The latest issue of Le Chéile is now available:

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This issue features updates and articles on:

  • Clane Tidy Towns
  • Clane & Rathcoffey Community Games
  • Clane Local History Group
  • Gravestones within the ruins of the Franciscan Friary on the Naas Road
  • Clane Community Council
  • The Evergreens
  • Clane St. Patrick’s Day Festival 2017
  • Irish Countrywomen’s Association
  • Clane Golf Club
  • Clane Musical and Dramatic Society
  • Clane Tennis Club
  • Clane & Rathcoffey Community Games

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Clane St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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 the Award

Des Drumm and Martine Grogan accepting our Award

 

Le Chéile March 2017 – now available online

The latest issue of Le Chéile is now available:

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This issue features updates and articles on:

  • St Ailbe and Clane Monastery
  • Clane Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann
  • Clane Local History Group
  • Clane Golf Club
  • The Evergreens
  • Clane St. Patrick’s Festival, 2017
  • Milestones in Clane’s history

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Le Chéile February 2017 – now available online

The latest issue of Le Chéile is now available:

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This issue features updates and articles on:

  • A Brighter Christmas for Clane!
  • Clane and Rathcoffey Community Games Swimming Results
  • The Evergreens
  • Clane Tennis Club
  • Clane Local History Group
  • Clane Golf Club
  • ICA
  • Clane St. Patrick’s Festival, 2017
  • Community Council AGM

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Le Chéile January 2017 – 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 St. Patrick’s Festival, 2017
  • Clane Golf Club
  • Clane Local History Group
  • Clane Music and Drama Society
  • Clane Community Council – Claonadh Award
  • Archive
  • A history of Christianity in Clane and Rathcoffey – Chapter 1

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Le Chéile December 2016 – now available online

The latest issue of Le Chéile is now available:

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This issue features updates and articles on:

  • Clane Tidy Towns Award-Winning Estates
  • Parkview Residents
  • The Evergreens
  • Mainham Cemetery Committee
  • Clane Golf Club
  • Clane Tennis Club
  • Clane St. Patrick’s Day Festival
  • ISPCC Childline Breakfast Week 2016
  • Clane Music and Drama Society Pantomine – Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs
  • Firmount
  • Obituary: Mr. John Healy Firmount
  • I. C. A.
  • A History of Christianity in Clane and Rathcoffey
  • Christmas Lights

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Le Chéile November 2016 – now available online

The latest issue of Le Chéile is now available:

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This issue features updates and articles on:

  • Local History Talk in John Sullivan Wheelchair Centre: Dom Columba (Joseph) Marmion
  • Clane Comhaltas
  • Mainham Cemetery Mass
  • Clane Local History Group
  • St. Patrick’s Day Festival
  • Clane Musical and Dramatic Society
  • Clane Golf Club
  • I. C. A.
  • The Evergreens
  • Halloween
  • Clane and Rathcoffey Community Games

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Brighten up Christmas in Clane!

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Le Chéile October 2016 – now available online

The latest issue of Le Chéile is now available:

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This issue features updates and articles on:

  • Clane Community Council Golf Classic 2016
  • Clane Golf Club
  • Evergreens
  • Rathcoffey Autumn Fair
  • Mainham Cemetery Mass
  • Clane Musical & Dramatic Society
  • Clane St. Patrick’s Day Festival
  • Abseil for ISPCC
  • Tidy Towns Competition Results 2016
  • Clane Tennis Club
  • Clane Local History Group

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Le Chéile September 2016 – now available online

The latest issue of Le Chéile is now available:

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This issue features updates and articles on:

  • Clane Tennis Club
  • Clane and The Somme In 1916
  • Clane & Rathcoffey Community Games
  • Parkview Residents
  • Clane I.C.A.
  • Clane Local History Group
  • Clane Golf Club
  • Clane Musical & Dramatic Society
  • Clane Athletic Club
  • Maria Dunn and the O’Neills of Clane

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Clane Community Council 2016 Golf Classic

Friday September 9th 2016 at Millicent Golf Club

Sponsored by Larchfield Park Nursing Home

The annual Golf Classic, sponsored again by Larchfield Park Nursing Home, represents the main source of funding for Clane Community Council and the money raised supports the voluntary work that the Council does in the village. This again includes the need for extensive work on the Abbey, which is not just a Community Centre but the very symbol of Clane. The Council provides a forum for discussion on issues important to the locality and provides 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 Project
  • ClaneWatch

We hope that you will be able to support our Golf Classic at Millicent Golf Club, Clane on Friday September 9th with tee-times between 1.00pm and 4pm, although those who wish to play at other times will be accommodated.

  • Three person team, inclusive of a curry dinner, €150
  • Sponsorship of a hole is €65

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: Nellie Dillon-Ford (045 892721), Tom Cleary (087 8273918) or Jack Kinsella (086 2630520).

Award-Winning Estates Competition

Please note Clane Tidy Towns are now accepting entries to the Award-Winning Estates competition. Estates are welcome to fill out the entry form online below.

Estate Name (required)

Contact Name (required)

Contact Address (required)

Contact Email (required)

Contact Telephone Number (required)

If there are any recent initiatives or future plans you wish to bring to the judges attention please summarise them here:

 

Le Chéile June 2016 – 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
  • Clane Local History Group
  • Clane Golf Club
  • The Evergreens
  • Clane Musical and Dramatic Society
  • Graffiti and other anti-social behaviour
  • Clane I.C.A.
  • Know Your Clane
  • Clane Tennis Club
  • Consecration of St. Michael’s Church, Clane

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Clane Opens Its Doors!

With the Irish Open 2016 coming to the K Club, Clane is one of the localities selected by Kildare County Council to get involved in an event which will see some of the world’s finest golfers play here in Kildare, including Rory McIlroy and recent Masters winner Danny Willett. Clane has declared itself Open for the period of the Irish Open, May 19th to 22nd and is looking forward to welcoming visitors to this vibrant community with its fascinating history and buzzing array of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars.

The centrepiece of Clane Open is the Friday night, 20th May, which will feature a FREE concert in the Main Street. It will commence at 6.45 pm with Clondalkin Youth Marching Band marching from McKennas along the Main Street to the church and followed with a concert in the Church grounds at 7pm featuring singer/songwriter Mick Dunne, acclaimed fiddler Margaret Doherty and the Angela Brien school of Dancing as well as face-painting for children. There will be music in all the pubs that night too and shops will be open late- so do come along and enjoy the hospitality of this attractive and friendly village.

On Saturday 21st May there will be a Clane History Walk, also free of charge, meeting at Manzor’s Village Inn car park at 11am, with four guides taking different topics such as Clane’s role in 1798, the little known tale of Mathilda Tone, visiting Clane’s oldest man-made object and the “Garden of the Angels” to mention just a few stories in this hour long journey into the past. Craft beer is big news at the moment and Clane’s own Kelly’s Mountain Brew will be open between 12 noon and 3pm in Clane Business Park if you want to call by and learn all about brewing!

Other events to be held during the week include a shop window competition, children’s involvement through a golf-themed colouring competition, with prizes awarded at the concert, as well as a visit to the schools by a golfing pro “ambassador” from the Open. No less than two of Clane’s own Opens will be held in Millicent Golf Club, one for Seniors on Tuesday 17th May and a general one on Wednesday 18th May.  All this adds up to a lot of reasons to include a visit to Clane in your plans for Open week!

 

 

Le Chéile May 2016 – now available online

The latest issue of Le Chéile is now available:

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This issue features updates and articles on:

  • The Irish Open
  • Clane Golf Club
  • Cole Porter’s Kiss me Kate a success for Clane
  • Clane I.C.A.
  • Schools of Clane in 1824
  • Clane Local History Group
  • Rathcoffey G.A.A.
  • The Evergreens
  • Clane and Rathcoffey Community Games
  • Clane Community Council
  • The Irish Gazetteer
  • Fr. John Sullivan, S.J.

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