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Le Chéile November 2020 – now available online

The latest issue of Le Chéile is now available:

This issue features updates and articles on:

  • “Autumn” by Jim Canning
  • North Kildare Meals on Wheels
  • The Irish Gazetteer
  • The Big Snow of 1933
  • Clane Past”
  • Halloween
  • Medieval Records of Clane

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.

Le Chéile October 2020 – now available online

The latest issue of Le Chéile is now available:

This issue features updates and articles on:

  • Saint Ailbe and Clane Abbey
  • A Blessing of the Graves in the Graveyard attached to the old Church of Saint Michael off the green
  • Saint Ailbe
  • Know your Clane
  • Maria Dunn and the O’Neills of Clane

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.

The latest issue of Le Chéile is now available:

This issue features updates and articles on:

  • Saint Ailbe and Clane Abbey
  • Rev. Matthew West, Vicar of Clane 1785-1813

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.

Community Biodiversity Workshops for Clane

Clane Tidy Towns is delighted to invite you to a set of three practical workshops dedicated to protecting and encouraging Biodiversity in Clane. In addition, with the generous support of Clane Project Centre, we have some exciting ideas about showcasing any measures in public spaces you might decide to take…

Community Workshops

Clane is one of ten communities participating in a Community Biodiversity Workshop initiative in County Kildare in 2020. Three online workshops have now been announced to share practical ways in which our biodiversity can be protected and enhanced for future generations, and help apply these techniques to locations in and around Clane. Residents, Residents Associations, and all organisations maintaining property in Clane are encouraged to attend.

  • Introductory Biodiversity Workshop Tuesday 1st Sept 7-9pm on Zoom. This webinar is open to all and will cover general habitat types typically found in most community spaces and explain how to create and manage them. Communities from around Kildare are invited to this training programme. 
  • Clane Training Session 1: Saturday Sept 26th (9.30am-12.30pm). A half day webinar focused on Clane. This will focus on some of the spaces and features in our community and identify specific opportunities for enhancing biodiversity.
  • Clane Training Session 2: Tuesday Oct 6th (6.30-9pm) on Zoom. A final webinar dedicated to Clane where we will finalise actions and other details to be included in the local Action Plans specific to Clane.

To participate in this series of free events, please fill out the form below (ideally before 1pm on Monday August 31st) and we will get you registered with Brian at Green Pine consultants who are delivering the training.

If there are any comments you wish to make please add them here:

Showing off your work!

To highlight the biodiversity-enhancing measures that you may choose to take, Clane Tidy Towns are delighted to announce that they will work with the various local projects in Clane to help promote them with the help of funding generously provided by Clane Project Centre. Exact details will depend on the number and the nature of the locations in Clane, but we think a coordinated set of discrete signage might be a delightful addition to the community. Perhaps something like these…

Please sign up to workshops using the form above to register your interest.

Clane Sustainable Energy Community Online Webinar

Residents, Organisations and Businesses in Clane are invited to attend a webinar on an energy master plan for Clane organised by the Clane Sustainable Energy Community team. It will be held on Zoom on Thusday August 6th at 7:30pm.

Supported by SEAI, and presented by ORS, the webinar will kick-off an Energy Master-Plan initiative for Clane designed to help connect and support sustainable energy, local economic development and public well-being in and around our village.

Attendees can register at https://bit.ly/ClaneSEC-Webinar.

Le Chéile June 2020 – now available online

The latest issue of Le Chéile is now available:

This issue features updates and articles on:

  • In search of Clane’s Medieval Leper Hospital
  • Four Leaved Clover

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.

Le Chéile April 2020 – now available online

The latest issue of Le Chéile is now available:

This issue features updates and articles on:

  • The Evergreens
  • From the Archives – Clongowes Cemetery
  • Clane Music and Dramatic Society
  • Clane and Rathcofey Community Games
  • Clane GAA
  • The Pale
  • Fr John Sullivan SJ
  • Clane Church of Saint Patrick and Saint Brigid

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.

COVID-19 related information for Clane

These are challenging times and we are all learning how to adjust. Many people are also wondering if and how they can help others. Here we gather some information and suggestions which may be of interest to the community. We will update the page over time as we hear of new initiatives.

First and foremost, please make sure you are familiar with the latest official advice, and follow all appropriate precautions.

Looking out for each other in Clane

  • Have you any neighbours that may need assistance now or in the future? Are they OK? Do they have your number? Would they like to give you theirs?
  • Some local groups and businesses are offering important support:
    • Clane Gardaí have assigned dedicated Gardaí to support the community. If you need their support phone the station at 045 868 262.
    • Clane Red Cross are willing to help people with medical support, collecting prescriptions etc. Email communitysupport.clane@irishredcross.com or telephone 086 267 2735. More information here.
    • Clane Community First Responders are willing to collect prescriptions, shopping, walking dogs etc. Email clanecfr@gmail.com or telephone 089 4965332. More information here.
    • Clane GAA and Condron’s SuperValu have partnered up to arrange deliveries of shopping for vulnerable members of the community. Complete information is available here. Vulnerable members of the community can text in (do not call) their name and phone number to 087 278 2827 and volunteers will phone them back to take the order, and arrange delivery.
    • Irish Wheelchair Association Clane are offering wheelchair accessible transport and also also pre-made frozen meals. Contact 087 143 7796 or email Tinga.ging@iwa.ie
    • Many Clane businesses are offering phone-and-collect, click-and-collect and deliveries and are detailing their updated hours and services on Facebook here.
  • The Community Call: Kildare County Council are coordinating a Kildare Community Response Forum. People needing support can call 1800 300 174 from 9am to 5pm, seven days a week. The helpdesk will connect in with all the local and state services in Kildare as well as the community groups in this map: https://www.kildareppn.ie/resources/covid-19-community/.

Exercising

Volunteering

Time on your hands at home?

  • Kildare County Council have published a colouring book online: children might like to Colour in in Kildare Heritage.
  • Visit Kildare Library Online and check out their collections of online books, courses, comics, music and more.
  • Watch out for the signs of spring in your back garden or from the window. There are easy-to-use guides online to help identify that wildflower, butterfly or garden bird. Become a citizen scientist and contribute your sightings. Projects such as the Backyard Biodiversity survey or SpringAlive are suitable for all ages, and help fill in gaps in our knowledge.
  • Help us improve this website! Are you in a local community group? Is the group in the list here? Could your group’s information be updated or improved? Is there some other type of information that could be useful on this website? Please let us know!
  • Help put Clane on the map: thousands of websites (including Met Éireann, Kildare County Council and many pages on ClaneCommunity.ie) use OpenStreetMap as their underlying map. Spend a few minutes to check Clane here to see if the places, the amenities, the businesses you visit in Clane (and elsewhere) are appearing correctly. If not, you can add a note to the map using the icon on the right of the page, and volunteers will see how best they can deal with it.

Exploring further afield – online

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

For the latest official information on Coronavirus (COVID-19), visit:

Local information and suggestions related to COVID-19 are available here.

Selected Booklets and Posters

Le Chéile March 2020 – 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 Evergreens
  • The Ev’ry Voice Choir
  • Clane Local History Group
  • Clane Golf Club
  • Field Fare
  • Roar for Ruairi
  • Clane and Rathcofey Community Games
  • Clane Community Council
  • Fountain of Knowledge

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.

Significant works in Clane – Irish Water

Irish Water have commenced upgrading the waste-water system in and around Clane as part of the Upper Liffey Valley Sewerage Scheme.

The construction of the new pumping station is underway at the old Abbeylands entrance near the Abbeylands Shopping Centre.

As per the Irish Water public information evening and Kildare County Council notices, we understand that the following works and road closures have been scheduled.

Please note that these dates are subject to change. For the latest information see Irish Water or Kildare County Council.

  • January 27th to March 20th: works within Central Park and Churchfield.
  • March 23rd to April 6th: It is proposed to close the Celbridge Road from Central Park/Churchfield to Manzor’s The Village Inn.
  • April 4th to 19th May 18th to August 23rd: It is proposed to close the top of Main Street – the junction between Celbridge Road and Kilcock Road.
  • April 8th to May 8th May 18th to August 23rd: It is proposed to close the Ballinagappa Road from the Main Street junction to the pedestrian entrance to Hillview.
  • June 30th to August 31st: It is proposed to work along the Prosperous Road.
  • See latest schedule here: https://www.water.ie/news/works-resuming-in-clane-t/index.xml

The full extent of the works around Clane can be seen in the map below.

General Election 2020

A General Election is to be held Saturday February 8th 2020. Please see below for a list of all candidates, and for details of the Clane Poster-Free Zone.

General Election Candidates – Kildare North Constituency

Cronin Réada Sinn Féin
Durkan Bernard Fine Gael
Lawless James Fianna Fáil
Lawlor Anthony Fine Gael
Mahon Paul Solidarity-People Before Profit
Martin Vincent P Green Party
Monaghan David Independent
Murphy Catherine Social Democrats
Ó Riain Séamus Renua
O’Rourke Frank Fianna Fáil
Stagg Emmet Labour
Swords Wayne Independent

Clane Poster-Free Zone

Clane Community Council, in association with its subcommittee Clane Tidy Towns, have proposed that parts of Clane 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 the recent Clane Public-Realm Planning initiative public meetings, and has received the support of Kildare County Council.

Clane Poster-Free Zone. Underlying map © OpenStreetMap Contributors

Our sincere thanks to those candidates that are supporting this initiative.

For information on all candidates, and our poster-free zone initiative, please see the community notice board on Main Street, and our website ClaneCommunity.ie

Please advise ClaneCommunityCouncil@gmail.com of any errors or omissions.

Le Chéile February 2020 – 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 ICA
  • The Evergreens
  • Clane St. Patrick’s Day Festival
  • Clane Local History Group
  • Clane Golf Club
  • Clane Community Council – Chairman’s Report for 2019
  • Calendar
  • Archives – The Big Snow of 1933

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.

Le Chéile January 2020 – 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 Evergreens
  • Clane Golf Club
  • Clane Community Council – Noninations and AGM

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.

Le Chéile December 2019 – 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 Golf Club
  • Biannual Renewal of Clane Community Council
  • The Evergreens
  • Places  – what’s in a name?
  • Clane Community Council Established 1973

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.

Nominations Open for Community Council 2020-2021

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 Wednesday December 18th, 2019.

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 November 2019 – 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 Golf Club
  • Clane Award Winning Estates Competition
  • Clane Local History Group
  • Clane St Patrick’s Day Festival
  • The Evergreens
  • Clane Toddler Group
  • Calendar
  • Clane Community Council Established 1973

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.

Le Chéile October 2019 – 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 Nominations
  • Tidy Towns Results
  • Clane Local History Group
  • Clane Golf Club
  • Clane Musical and Dramatic Society
  • Clane Tidy Towns Competition 2019 Adjudicators Report
  • The Evergreens
  • Clane Toddler Group
  • John Sullivan Exhibition in Clongowes Wood
  • Clane Community Council Established 1973

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.