Category Archives: Friary Graveyard

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

Clane Friary – now a Kildare Historic Monument

The Clane Friary sub-committee have received good news regarding the Friary gates and official recognition.

Thanks to Kildare County Council and to Cllr. Padraig McEvoy for his great help in this regard, a grant has been confirmed towards new gates to replace the “temporary” gates that have been there for the last few years. The design has been agreed and Joe Horan will make them. We had hoped to have them up by Christmas, but given current conditions it is likely to be late January now.

Tony McEvoy has brought good news too from the Kildare County Council Historic Monuments Committee. The Friary has been added to the list of Kildare’s Historic Monuments and a sum of money will be given towards a professional survey of the ruins.

The Blessing of the Graves was held on November 7th and was very well attended indeed. Thanks to everyone who came for their great support. Thanks also to all the Sub-Committee for helping to have the graveyard looking so well and especially to Mark Moffatt, our “sound man” on the day, and to McKenna’s Hardware for providing the generator. Fr. Paul O’Boyle once again officiated with his usual good humour and relaxed style.

Des Drumm, Friary Sub-Commitee