Le Chéile November 2016 – now available online

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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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Le Chéile April 2016 – now available online

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This issue features updates and articles on:

  • “On Fighting for Ireland”
  • COmmunity Games
  • The Evergreens
  • Clane Golf Club
  • Clane Musical and Dramatic Society – Cole Porter’s Kiss me Kate in Clane!
  • Clane Local History Group
  • Rathcoffey History Group
  • Clane Toastmasters
  • Parkview Residents Association
  • Clane Tennis Club Est. 1973
  • Clane Community Council
  • Stones of the Abbey

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St. Patrick’s Festival Awards Night

The St. Patrick’s Festival Awards Night took place on Friday 18th March in the Westgrove Hotel. The winners were as follows:

Non Commercial Section
1st   5th Kildare Scouts
2nd  Clane Community Council
3rd   Prosperous Guides

Commercial Section
1st   Early Days Creche
2nd  Enquiring Minds Childcare
3rd   Centre Stage Dance Academy

Best Themed Award
Enquiring Minds Childcare

Overall Winner
Early Days Creche

Shop Window Display:
Delmer Flowers and Bob and Kates Gift Shop

Congratulations to all. Great Floats and very high standard this year.

The 2017 Theme will be announced shortly.

Our new song “A  SONG  FOR  CLANE” was written and performed by Mick Dunne (Singer/Songwriter). The CD is on sale in Bob and Kate’s Gift Shop, Clane for €4.

Kind regards,
Mary Dunne (Chairperson)

St. Patrick’s Day 2016

Congratulations to Clane’s St. Patrick’s Festival Committee who pulled off such a great week of festivities yet again, this year focused on the theme of Health and Fitness.

Clane Community Council hope you enjoyed our float which was powered by volunteers of all ages from Clane Tidy Towns, Clane and Rathcoffey Community Games, Clane Friary and Abbey Cemetery, Clane Heritage and the Abbey Community Centre. Generously sponsored by local business Power Food Technology, it demonstrated the wonderful power of the community working together.

Clane Community Councils Float about to power up Main Street

Clane Community Council’s Float about to power up Main Street

Some of the Guard of Honour for the main float!

Des Drumm (chairman) and John Power (chief engineer!) accepting the award on behalf of Clane Community Council from Lord Mayor of Clane Dessie Marron

Here’s to the “Health and Fitness” of everyone in Clane in 2016.

Happy Saint Patricks Day from all in Clane Community Council

Happy St. Patricks Day from all in Clane Community Council

Le Chéile March 2016 – now available online

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This issue features updates and articles on:

  • Clane Community Council
  • Clane and Rathcoffey Community Games
  • Clane Toastmasters
  • “On Fighting for Ireland”
  • Clane Local History Group
  • Clane St. Patrick’s Festival Established 2015
  • The Evergreens
  • Clane Golf Club
  • Clane Musical and Dramatic Society
  • Clane GAA
  • Clane Tennis Club
  • ICA
  • The Abbey

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Le Chéile February 2016 – now available online

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This issue features updates and articles on:

  • Rathcoffey History Group
  • Parkview Residents
  • Clane Musical and Dramatic Society
  • Clane Local History Group
  • Fr. John Sullivan S.J. Anniversary Mass
  • “On Fighting for Ireland”
  • Clane Golf Club
  • The Evergreens
  • Clane Community Council
  • Clane GAA
  • Crime in Clane in 1922
  • Prank

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Le Chéile January 2016 – now available online

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This issue features updates and articles on:

  • New Members nominated to Clane Community Council
  • Hewetson School
  • Clane Local History Group
  • The Evergreens
  • Clane St. Patrick’s Day Festival 2016
  • Clane Toastmasters
  • Clane Musical and Dramatic Society
  • Ballads of 1916
  • Clane Golf Club
  • Comhaltas Ceoltóiri Eireann
  • Scoil Phádraig Enrolment
  • The Environment
  • Gravestones at the Abbey

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The Claonadh Award 2015 is awarded to Evelyn McKee

Evelyn McKee being presented with the Claonadh Award by Des Drumm, Chairman, Clane Community Council

Evelyn McKee being presented with the Claonadh Award by Des Drumm, Chairman, Clane Community Council

A special part of the Christmas light switch-on event in the Abbey on Sunday last was the presentation of the Claonadh Award. This is awarded by Clane Community Council to recognise an outstanding contribution to the community of Clane.

This year the Claonadh Award was presented to Evelyn McKee who was recognised for helping found and being the driving force behind the Little Way. This centre in Woods Way on the Kilcock Road provides tremendous assistance and support, free of charge, to people with cancer and their families.

Evelyn was presented with the Claonadh Award by Chairman of Clane Community Council, Des Drumm, and her name has been inscribed on the Community Awards Honour Board in the Main Hall of the Abbey Community Centre.

 

Christmas Lights at the Abbey…

Evelyn McKee being presented with the Claonadh Award 2015 by Des Drumm, Chairman, Clane Community Council

Evelyn McKee being presented with the Claonadh Award 2015 by Des Drumm, Chairman, Clane Community Council

On Sunday December 6th there was a great turn out for the switch-on of the Abbey Christmas Lights. Following some delicious punch and mince pies generously donated by Doolan’s – Londis, the people of Clane were treated to a beautiful selection of carols sung by Clane Parish Choir.

Des Drumm, Chairman of Clane Community Council then said a few words, and presented the Claonadh Award 2015 to this year’s recipient: Evelyn McKee, the driving force behind the Little Way.

Everyone then headed outside for the big countdown. Our Guest of Honour Evelyn lit up our wonderful new Christmas Tree – donated by Nellie Dillon-Forde – while the big countdown triggered the lights on the Abbey tower. Big thanks too to our “Chief Engineer” John Power for designing and donating a most impressive frame to raise and hold the tree.

Christmas Light switch on 2015

Clane Community Council would like to thank everyone who contributed to the community of Clane in 2015. We hope the Abbey lights help brighten your evenings in the coming weeks. We wish you and yours a safe and happy Christmas.

Nearly there!!

Nearly there!

Le Chéile December 2015 – now available online

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This issue features updates and articles on:

  • Nominations for Clane Community Council
  • Parkview Residents
  • Clane Musical and Dramatic Society
  • Mainham Cemetery Committee
  • Rathcoffey News!!
  • I. C. A.
  • Clane Golf Club
  • The Evergreens
  • Clane GAA
  • A letter from Fr. Mike Bracken
  • Childline Breakfast
  • Rathcoffey Fair of Arts and Crafts
  • Clane St. Patrick’s Day Festival 2016
  • Annual Christmas Fair at Hewetson School
  • Clane St. Patrick’s Day Festival 2016
  • Clane in 1916 and the Years which followed

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Nominations now Open for next Community Council

CCC LogoThe current Community Council term is coming to a close and nominations are now being sought for the upcoming term. Please give it some thought and nominate someone – yourself perhaps? – to participate in the next Council term and help make Clane an ever better place to live.

For more information on the Council see http://clanecommunity.ie/council/. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us online, or talk to any member of the current Council who will be delighted to help you.

Update: Please note nominations are now closed. Thank you.

Le Chéile November 2015 – now available online

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This issue features updates and articles on:

  • Nominations for Clane Community Council
  • Clane Musical and Dramatic Society
  • Clane Local History Group
  • Clane Golf Club
  • Childline Breakfast
  • Rathcoffey Fair of Arts and Crafts
  • Clane St. Patrick’s Day Festival 2016
  • The Evergreens
  • Clane Toastmasters
  • Clane Tennis Club
  • Tidy Towns and Pride of Place Awards
  • Of Tramps, Journeymen and The Gopan

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