Le Chéile November 2018 – now available online

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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

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This issue features updates and articles on:

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

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Le Chéile September 2018 – now available online

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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

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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

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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

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Le Chéile May 2018 – now available online

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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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Le Chéile April 2018 – now available online

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This issue features updates and articles on:

  • Clane Athletic Running Club
  • Clane I.C.A.
  • Clane Local History Group
  • The Evergreens
  • Clane Golf Club
  • Clane Community Council

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Le Chéile March 2018 – now available online

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This issue features updates and articles on:

  • Clane and Rathcoffey Community Games – Swimming
  • The Evergreens
  • Clane Youth Club – In the Swinging 60s
  • Clane Local History Group
  • Clane I.C.A.
  • Clane Community Council
  • Clane Golf Club
  • Clane in the Course of History

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Le Chéile February 2018 – now available online

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This issue features updates and articles on:

  • The Evergreens
  • I.C.A.
  • Clane St. Patrick’s Festival 2018
  • NCBI Charity Shop in Clane in need of volunteers
  • Clane Golf Club
  • Clane Local History Group
  • Irish Wheelchair Association Centre, Clane
  • Irish Athletic Club
  • Scoil Bhride Notice
  • Clane Tennis Club
  • Clane Community Council – Secretary’s Report
  • Invitation to Residents’ Associations
  • What’s in a Name
  • Clane and Rathcoffey Community Games – Swimming

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Le Chéile January 2018 – now available online

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This issue features updates and articles on:

  • Clane Community Council
  • Clane Local History Group
  • Irish Wheelchair Association
  • The Evergreens
  • Clane St. Patrick’s Festival 2018
  • The Environment
  • 44 Years of Le Chéile
  • First Ever Athletic Meeting in Clane
  • The Giant Irish Elk found at Rathcoffey

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Le Chéile December 2017 – now available online

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This issue features updates and articles on:

  • Clane Best Kept Estates Awards
  • Mainham Cemetery Mass 2017
  • Clane Musical & Dramatic Society
  • Parkview News
  • Clane St. Patrick’s Festival 2017
  • Clane Golf Club
  • The Evergreens
  • Clane Athletic Club
  • Clane Community Council

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Le Chéile November 2017 – now available online

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This issue features updates and articles on:

  • Clane Local History Group
  • Mainham Cemetery Committee
  • Clane ICA
  • The Evergreens
  • Clane St. Patrick’s Festival 2017
  • Nominations invited to Clane Community Council
  • Clane Writer Publishes
  • Clane Golf Club
  • Saint Brigid’s chair and Thimble
  • Clane Community Council established 1973

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Loughanure Area Text Alert Scheme Meeting

CCC LogoPublic 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.

 

 

 

Clane Tidy Towns 2017 – it’s a Bronze!

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!

Nominations Open for Community Council 2018-2019

CCC LogoThe 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.

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Le Chéile October 2017 – now available online

The latest issue of Le Chéile is now available:

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This issue features updates and articles on:

  • Nominations invited to Clane Community Council
  • Tidy Towns Results 2017
  • Clane Local History Group
  • Clane Golf Club
  • Clane St. Patrick’s Festival 2017
  • Clane Tennis Club
  • Clane GAA
  • The Evergreens
  • How and When the Presentation Sisters came to Clane
  • Clane Community Council established 1973

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Le Chéile September 2017 – now available online

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This issue features updates and articles on:

  • Commuity Games National Finals
  • John Sullivan Centre Communty Open Day
  • Works Undertaken by Clane community Council in the past 42 Years
  • Clane Golf Club
  • Clane Tennis Club
  • Clane Local History Group Talks 2017 / 2018
  • Clane St. Patrick’s Day Festival, 2018
  • Clane Musical and Dramatic Society
  • Clane Community Council
  • “Death on Roadside” Inquest at Mainham

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