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:

Please click here to see the current issue of Le Chéile

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

If you wish to print out Le Chéile in booklet form please click here to download the booklet version.

If you are  not already on our mailing list, you can receive an email as soon as future issues of Le Chéile becomes available if you supply your details here:

Your Name

Your Email (required)

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:

Please click here to see the current issue of Le Chéile

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.

If you wish to print out Le Chéile in booklet form please click here to download the booklet version.

If you are  not already on our mailing list, you can receive an email as soon as future issues of Le Chéile becomes available if you supply your details here:

Your Name

Your Email (required)

Le Chéile April 2016 – now available online

The latest issue of Le Chéile is now available:

Please click here to see the current issue of Le Chéile

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

If you wish to print out Le Chéile in booklet form please click here to download the booklet version.

If you are  not already on our mailing list, you can receive an email as soon as future issues of Le Chéile becomes available if you supply your details here:

Your Name

Your Email (required)

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

The latest issue of Le Chéile is now available:

Please click here to see the current issue of Le Chéile

 

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

If you wish to print out Le Chéile in booklet form please click here to download the booklet version.

If you are  not already on our mailing list, you can receive an email as soon as future issues of Le Chéile becomes available if you supply your details here:

Your Name

Your Email (required)

 

Le Chéile February 2016 – now available online

The latest issue of Le Chéile is now available:

Please click here to see the current issue of Le Chéile

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

If you wish to print out Le Chéile in booklet form please click here to download the booklet version.

If you are  not already on our mailing list, you can receive an email as soon as future issues of Le Chéile becomes available if you supply your details here:

Your Name

Your Email (required)

 

Le Chéile January 2016 – now available online

The latest issue of Le Chéile is now available:

Please click here to see the current issue of Le Chéile

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

If you wish to print out Le Chéile in booklet form please click here to download the booklet version.

If you are  not already on our mailing list, you can receive an email as soon as future issues of Le Chéile becomes available if you supply your details here:

Your Name

Your Email (required)

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

The latest issue of Le Chéile is now available:

Please click here to see the current issue of Le Chéile

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

If you wish to print out Le Chéile in booklet form please click here to download the booklet version.

If you are  not already on our mailing list, you can receive an email as soon as future issues of Le Chéile becomes available if you supply your details here:

Your Name

Your Email (required)

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

The latest issue of Le Chéile is now available:

Please click here to see the current issue of Le Chéile

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

If you wish to print out Le Chéile in booklet form please click here to download the booklet version.

If you are  not already on our mailing list, you can receive an email as soon as future issues of Le Chéile becomes available if you supply your details here:

Your Name

Your Email (required)

Community Awards Night 2015

Clane Tidy Towns Logo - 2013The wonderful achievements of local resident’s associations, businesses and young athletes were all recognised at the annual Community Awards Night held in Manzor’s The Village Inn on Friday October 30th. The winners of this year’s Clane Tidy Towns Best Kept Estates and Best Presented Premises competitions were also revealed.

First up were those young athletes who were awarded medals at the All-Ireland Community Games championships held during the summer. Matthew Walsh-Hussey was recognised for being awarded the silver medal for Under 12 Freestyle Swimming. He was carefully coached by Susan Galbraith, with the help also of Agnes McGuire, and Michelle and Paul McLoughlin.

Clane and Rathcoffey Community GamesClane’s under 12 soccer team also made it all the way to All-Ireland medals – they secured the bronze in their competition. The team consisted of Cormac Bradley, Sean Sheridan, Cian Dowling, Arran Wosser, Christopher Part, Ethan Farrell, David O’Beirne, Mark Gibbons, Eoin Geraghty, Dean Comiskey, Sean Uzamah, Darren Ward, Tom Nolan, Isac Jamirah, John Fitzsimons and Ben Kirwan. They were lead by the hard-working management team of Peter Kirwan, Derek Sheridan and Aaron Kirwan.

Martina Healy, who coordinates all Clane & Rathcoffey Community Games activities, was also recognised on the night for all her hard work through out the year.

Moving on the the Tidy Towns portion of the evening, Chairman of Clane Community Council Des Drumm thanked the Tidy Towns committee for their hard work during the year, and congratulated them on gaining 4 extra points for the village, and retaining the bronze medal, in the national competition.

Chairperson of Clane Tidy Towns Helen O’Flaherty then thanked the many individuals, businesses,  community organisations and resident’s associations that had contributed so generously to Clane’s Tidy Towns efforts in 2015.

The evening ended with the announcement of the winners of this years Best Kept Estates and Best Presented Premises competitions generously sponsored by Clane Project Centre. The prizes were presented by chairman of Clane Project Centre Kit Grogan. The winners were:

Large Estates:

First Prize: Joint winners Central Park & Churchfield, and Abbey Park
Second Prize: Brooklands
Third Prize: College Wood Manor

Medium Sized Estates:

First Prize: Park View
Second Prize: Capdoo Park

Small Estates:

First Prize: Mainham Wood
Second Prize: College Grove

Best Presented Premises:

Bob & Kate’s

A big thanks to all who helped out on the night, and in all the activities throughout the year. Clane Tidy Towns and Clane & Rathcoffey Community Games wish you a well-deserved relaxing few months, and look forward to your continued support in the years ahead.

 

 

 

Ideas for Clane

The volunteers on Clane Community Council are making plans for 2016, and would love to hear your views on how the village and community life might be improved.

A leaflet is being circulated around the village which can be filled in and dropped into the box in Doolan’s – Londis – on Main Street. Alternatively, fill out the form below to send in your ideas electronically.

Multiple forms can be submitted. Please submit your ideas on or before November 9th.

Thank you!

Name

Address

Phone

Email

Add me to the Community News mailing list (typically one or two emails a month)

I would like to discuss this idea further with members of the Community Council

 

Le Chéile October 2015 – now available online

The latest issue of Le Chéile is now available:

Please click here to see the current issue of Le Chéile

This issue features updates and articles on:

  • Tidy Towns Results
  • Rathcoffey Fair of Arts and Crafts
  • Clane Local History Group
  • Clane Musical and Dramatic Society
  • Clane St. Patrick’s Day Festival 2016
  • Clane Toastmasters
  • Mainham Cemetery
  • Clane Golf Club
  • The Evergreens
  • Calendar
  • Clane Ceoltas Ceoltoiri
  • Clane Priests in 1704
  • Clane Community Council – invitation to nominate

If you wish to print out Le Chéile in booklet form please click here to download the booklet version.

If you are  not already on our mailing list, you can receive an email as soon as future issues of Le Chéile becomes available if you supply your details here:

Your Name

Your Email (required)

Clane gets the Bronze!!

Clane Tidy Towns Logo - 2013Everyone’s great work has paid off – Clane was awarded a well deserved Bronze Medal is this year’s National Tidy Towns Competition.

A big thanks to all of the residents’s associations, businesses, schools, scouts, beavers, and other volunteers who supported this year’s events so enthusiastically.

There are a total of 450 marks available under a wide range of categories:

  • Community Involvement & Planning
  • Built Environment and Streetscape
  • Landscaping and Open Spaces
  • Wildlife, Habitats and Natural Amenities
  • Sustainable Waste and Resource Management
  • Tidiness and Litter Control
  • Residential Streets & Housing Areas
  • Approach Roads, Streets & Lanes

The judges concluding remarks were:

Well done Clane, an entry befitting your experience. Excellent submissions in a number of categories. Your upward trajectory continues

You can see their complete write-up here.