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).
Clane Tidy Towns is delighted to announce the launch of Clane’s Award Winning Estates competition 2017, 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. You can also browse details of previous competitions.
You will see that this year Clane Tidy Towns is looking to see how we can support the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan, working to protect our butterflies, bees and other vital insects for future generations. The Clane Tidy Towns team is focusing on the public areas of Clane, but gardens and 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 acticity 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!
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 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!!
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
Our very own Martina Healy has been nominated to represent County Kildare in the Community Games Golden Jubilee Volunteer award. Congrats Martina!
Voting is open – you can vote for Martina here: http://www.independent.ie/goldenvolunteer/#poll
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.