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Election Poster Free Zone 2024

Clane Community Council, in association with its subcommittee Clane Tidy Towns, have proposed that parts of Clane continue to be declared a Poster-Free Zone for election campaigns, as illustrated in the map below.

This voluntary initiative is based on feedback from residents, businesses and Clane Public-Realm Planning initiative public meetings, and has received the support of Kildare County Council.

Our sincere thanks to those candidates that support this initiative.

Information on all candidates, and our poster-free zone initiative, will be provided on our community notice board and here on our website once the list of candidates is finalised.

Award-Winning Estate Competition 2024

Clane Tidy Towns is delighted to announce the launch of Clane’s Award Winning Estates competition 2024. It is again generously sponsored by 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 see our Entry Pack below. Entry forms can be submitted online below, or by printing and filling out the form at the end of the Entry Pack and handing to any member of the Tidy Towns committee. Please submit your entries by July 1st to be sure to be in time for judging.

The national competition places much emphasis on Sustainability and on Wildlife, so we are particularly interested to hear any steps you may be taking to encourage these. E.g. reduced mowing, allowing mini-meadows to develop, composting of cuttings for reuse, avoiding pesticides, and planting of native species. Please see the entry pack below for more information.

Online Entry Form

    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:

    Award-Winning Estates Competition Results!

    The Award-Winning Estates based on efforts last year were announced at the Clane Tidy Towns 2024 launch on April 13th. Sponsored by Clane Project Centre, these awards recognize the wonderful contributions that residents and residents’ associations make to our village each year.

    Representatives from some of the Award-Winning Estates announced April 2024

    The Award-Winning Estates were:

    • Abbey Park
    • Alexandra Manor
    • Ard na Gappagh
    • Brooklands
    • Capdoo Park
    • Central Park and Churchfield
    • Hillview Heights and Hillview Green
    • Loughbollard
    • Oatfield Park and Close
    • Otomy Estate
    • Parkview
    • The Cloisters

    The Overall Winner was

    • Mainham Wood

    You can read the adjudication report online below…see what caught the eyes of the judges on page 2.

    Congratulations to all estates that participated in 2023, and we invite all estates to enter in 2024!

    Clane Town Centre First – 2nd Public Consultation

    Kildare County Council is finalising the Clane Town Centre First Plan.

    A second public consultation workshop is organised at Clane GAA on Tuesday, 27 February, from 7 pm to 9 pm.

    Clane’s residents, businesses, and community groups have shaped the emerging draft through an online public survey and the initial public consultation workshop.

    The preferred plan for Clane’s town centre development and revitalisation must be guided by a shared vision to create a dynamic, sustainable and vibrant public space.

    Book a Place

    Members of the public are encouraged to participate, but space at the workshop is limited.

    To secure your seat, please email clanetcf@kildarecoco.ie to confirm a place.

    Nominations Open for Community Council 2024-2025

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    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 should be submitted by 6pm on Friday December 22nd, 2023.

    For more information on Clane Community Council, please explore this website, or contact any members of the current Council.

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      Clane Tidy Towns takes the Silver!!!

      Clane Tidy Towns has marked its 50th anniversary in style! On it’s 50th year in the national Supervalu Tidy Towns competition it has achieved the first ever Silver Medal for Clane!

      Since receiving its first Bronze Medal in 2014, the Clane Tidy Towns team has been working hard to see can Clane reach the next level in the competition. This year it was awarded 16 more points that awarded in 2022, bringing it within the band for a Silver Medal…and within a whisker of a Gold!

      To see exactly how Clane did, please see the adjudicators report online here – the judge mentions various sites and locations and initiatives across the community that caught his or her eye.

      A sincere thanks to everyone that has helped Clane Tidy Towns in any way over the years. Everyone is invited to help celebrate this achievement at the Celebration of Community in the Abbey Community Centre at 3pm on October the 14th.

      Celebrating 50 Years of Community!

      Please join us in our celebration of 50 years of community in Clane!

      The tremendous voluntary contributions to our community from teams like Clane Tidy Towns, Clane and Rathcoffey Community Games, Clane Autism Friendly Town, Heritage, and the Friary & Abbey Cemetery will all be celebrated.

      This special event will also highlight outstanding individual contributions through the presentation of this year’s Claonadh Award.

      Refreshments will be served…

      …we hope to see you there!!!

      Suaimhneas Centre 2023/2024 Program Launch…

      The Suaimhneas Centre launches its Program for 2023/2024 on Saturday the 9th September at 11am.

      We will be joined by a very special guest – Br. Richard Hendrick.

      Br. Richard was thrust into the limelight when his poem ‘Lockdown’ went viral in the early days of the pandemic. He will speak about mindfulness, meditation and his recent publication:

      Stillpoints – A Guide to Living the Mindful, Meditative Way

      All are welcome to join us at :

      The Suaimhneas Centre, Main Street, Clane

      on

      Saturday the 9th September 11am-1pm to hear Br. Richard, have a cuppa and find out all about what we will offer in 2023/2024.

      For more information

      e-mail: suaimhneascentre@gmail.com

      or

      call: 087-2466 892

      Award Winning Estates Competition 2023

      Clane Tidy Towns is delighted to announce the launch of Clane’s Award Winning Estates competition 2023. It is again generously sponsored by 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 see our Entry Pack below. Entry forms can be submitted online below, or by printing and filling out the form at the end of the Entry Pack and handing to any member of the Tidy Towns committee. Please submit your entries by July 15th to be sure to be in time for judging.

      The national competition places much emphasis on Sustainability and on Wildlife, so we are particularly interested to hear any steps you may be taking to encourage these. E.g. reduced mowing, allowing mini-meadows to develop, composting of cuttings for reuse, avoiding pesticides, and planting of native species. Please see the entry pack for more information.

      Believe it or not this is Clane’s 50th year in the National Tidy Towns Competition – a sincere thank you for your continued support!

      Online Entry Form

        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:

        Clane Tidy Towns 2023 up and running!

        Plant Swap & Award-Winning Estates results revealed

        Clane Tidy Towns launched their 2023 campaign this morning at the Abbey with a well-supported plant swap and the announcement of Clane’s award-winning estates.

        People from Clane and beyond brought and swapped plants of all shapes and sizes. The sun shone, holly blue butterflies danced and an early swallow sang overhead.

        Clane Tidy Towns organise the annual estates competition to recognise the wonderful efforts of residents and resident’s associations, and this year the following estates were announced as Award-Winning:

        Representatives from some of Clane’s Award-Winning Estates
        • Otomy Lawns/Drive/Close
        • Hillview Heights and Hillview Green
        • Loughbollard
        • Oatfield Park and Close
        • The Cloisters
        • Mainham Wood
        • Brooklands
        • Parkview
        • Capdoo Park

        The judges wished to highlight two Outstanding Estates. The estates they deemed to be Outstanding were:

        Representatives of Clane’s Outstanding Estates
        • Abbey Park
        • Central Park and Churchfield

        Congratulations to everyone who contributed to making all our estates looking so well, and look out for details of our 2023 competition in the coming months.

        Weather permitting Clane Tidy Towns will start its regular evening cleanups every Monday now at 7pm, meeting at the Abbey. Project work will occur on Saturday mornings as needed. Please drop down any Monday to find out more and get involved. This is Clane Tidy Town’s 50th year and with your support we all look forward to a most rewarding and enjoyable year ahead!

        New Benches by the Liffey!

        Clane Community Council are delighted to share that two new benches have been installed in Clane Liffeyside Nature Park. Made from recycled plastic, we hope that these benches will help everyone enjoy the wonderful amenity that is the Liffey.

        Enjoy!

        

        For all who come
        By murmuring Liffey and the banks of Clane

        Sir Samuel Ferguson, “Mesgedra, King of Leinster”
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        Clane Community Council AGM

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        The 49th Annual General Meeting of Clane Community Council will be held in Clane Project Centre’s Nexus (beside Hughes Pharmacy on the Prosperous Road) on Monday, January 30th, 2023 at 8pm.

        All members of the community are invited to attend. Come and learn of what the Community Council and its subcommittees have worked on in 2022. Opportunities and plans for 2023 will also be discussed.

        We look forward to seeing you!

        Celebrating 100 years of An Garda Síochána in Clane!

        All are invited to join in the celebration of 100 years of An Garda Síochána in Clane starting with a parade up Main Street at 11:50 AM on Wednesday, September 28th. Garda vehicles, specialist units, vintage units and our local Gardai will be in the Clane Tennis Club grounds until 2PM.

        All are welcome!

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        All welcome!

        Heritage Week in Clane

        National Heritage Week is being held August 13-21st and local volunteers have arranged two free events in Clane…all welcome!

        Hidden Gems and Forgotten People of Clane

        Clane Local History Group will host a photographic exhibition entitled ‘Hidden Gems and Forgotten People of Clane’ in Clane Community Library courtesy of Mrs Jackie McCabe, Librarian. The exhibition can be viewed during library opening hours:

        • 13 August, 10am – 1pm
        • 16 August, 10am – 1pm
        • 16 August, 2pm – 8pm
        • 18 August, 2pm – 6pm
        • 20 August, 10am – 1pm

        The Pale and Beyond

        On Saturday August 20th at 3pm, Clane Community Council and Clane Local History Group have organised a stroll to the ramparts of the Pale and around the grounds of Clongowes Wood College. Former Clongowes teacher and local historian Brendan Cullen will give the talk on both the Pale and the early history of the castle as well as snippets of its later history and links to James Joyce.

        The walk and talk starts at 3pm from the car park on the right hand side at the end of the Clongowes driveway.

        All events are free and all are welcome – we hope to see you there!

        Clane Local History Group and Clane Community Council supporting National Heritage Week.

        Award Winning Estates Competition 2022

        Clane Tidy Towns is delighted to announce the launch of Clane’s Award Winning Estates competition 2022, 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 see our Entry Pack below. Entry forms can be submitted online below, or printed out and handed to any member of the Tidy Towns committee. Please submit your entries by May 15th if possible so that we can refer to them in our National Tidy Towns application.

        The national competition continues to evolve and now places much more emphasis on Sustainability and Wildlife, so we are particularly interested to hear any steps you may be taking to encourage these. E.g. composting of cuttings for reuse, creating mini-meadows, avoiding pesticides, native planting etc. Please see the pack for more information.

        Thank you for your continued support – and to the estates that enter: best of luck!

        Online Entry Form

          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:

          Support for Ukraine

          A very warm welcome to our new residents from Ukraine, and a sincere thank you to everyone who is working to support and host them.

          Information for People from Ukraine

          Information for people coming from Ukraine to County Kildare is now available online in both English and Ukrainian at https://kildarecoco.ie/SupportsforUkrainiansinKildare/.

          Supporting these efforts

          Please note that there are a variety of ways to support these efforts. E.g.

          • Purchasing boxes of Sow Now Sunflower seeds in Centra and SuperValu to support the Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal
          • donating spare bicycles which can be collected and refurbished by https://rivercycles.com/
          • Offering vacant property or spare rooms to people arriving from Ukraine via the Irish Red Cross portal at https://registerofpledges.redcross.ie/#/

          To directly support charities working locally and in Ukraine see:

          The government has provided portals for both individuals and businesses to volunteer or offer their support

          Please contact us with any other information that might be useful to add to this page.

          Le Chéile March 2022 – now available online

          The latest issue of Le Chéile is now available:

          This issue features updates and articles on:

          • Clane Community Council Subcommittees 2022-2023
          • Wogan-Brown relatives visit their ancestral burial grounds in Clane, February 2022

          If you wish to print Le Chéile you can download the issue from above and use the print menu option when you view the magazine. Your computer setup may allow you to choose Booklet Form when printing. Please contact us if you need assistance.