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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Le Chéile September 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
  • Clane and Rathcoffey Community Games
  • Works undertaken by Clane Community Council in the past 42 years
  • Clane Local History Group
  • Clane Golf Club
  • Clane Branch Comhaltas
  • The Evergreens
  • Clane Musical and Dramatic Society

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Award Winning Estates Competition 2019

Clane Tidy Towns is delighted to announce the launch of Clane’s Award Winning Estates competition 2019, 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 download our Entry Pack. Entry forms can be handed to any member of the Tidy Towns committee, or submitted online here. The closing date for entries this year is July 19th. You can also browse details of previous competitions.

You will see that this year Clane Tidy Towns is again promoting the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan, working to protect our butterflies, bees and other vital insects for future generations. While the Clane Tidy Towns team is focusing on the public areas of Clane, everyone’s gardens and all of the housing estates have a valuable role to play too. For 20 low-cost or no-cost suggestions have a browse of the Pollinator Plan Action Pack for Gardens. If your estate, or your garden, adopts pollinator friendly features we encourage you to log your efforts on the national activity map online, or feel free to email ClaneTidyTowns@gmail.com and we will be delighted to upload the details for you – it all adds to Clane’s Tidy Towns efforts.

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

 

Le Chéile June 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 and Rathcoffey Community Games
  • Clane I.C.A.
  • The Evergreens
  • Clane Tennis Club
  • Clane Golf Club
  • Know Your Clane
  • Annual Cemetery Mass

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Le Chéile May 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:

  • Tidy Towns
  • Clane Local History Group
  • Clane Golf Club
  • The Evergreens
  • Clane Tennis Club
  • Undocumented Placenames
  • Clane and Rathcoffey Community Games

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Local and European Elections 2019

Local and European Elections are to be held Friday May 24th 2019. Please see below for a list of all candidates, and for details of the Clane Poster-Free Zone.

Local Election Candidates – Clane Local Electoral Area

Farrelly Aidan Social Democrats
Fitzpatrick Darragh Fianna Fáil
Gibbs Marc Sinn Féin
Hallissey Eoin Green Party
Hogan Thomas Independent
Keenan Daniel Fianna Fáil
Langan Seamus Fine Gael
McEvoy Pádraig Independent
O’Connor Una Aontú
Ó Riain Séamus Renua
Weld Brendan Fine Gael
Wyse Brendan Fine Gael

European Election Candidates – Midlands North-West Constituency

Brennan Cyril People Before Profit
Carthy Matt Sinn Féin
Casey Peter Independent
Flanagan Luke ‘Ming’ Independent
Greene Patrick Direct Democracy Ireland
Hannigan Dominic Labour
Healy Eames Fidelma Independent
Mahapatra Dilip Independent
McGuinness Mairead Fine Gael
McHugh Saoirse Green Party
Miller James Independent
Mulcahy Diarmaid Independent
O’Connor Olive Independent
O’Dowd Michael Renua
Rabbitte Anne Fianna Fáil
Smith Brendan Fianna Fáil
Walsh Maria Fine Gael

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 April 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:

  • The Evergreens
  • Clane Golf Club
  • Clane Local History Group
  • I. C. A.
  • Clane Musical and Dramatic Society present “Funny Girl” The Musical
  • Spring Clean
  • Clane and Rathcoffey Community Games
  • Clane St. Patrick’s Festival Winners
  • Clane Athletic Sports Report – Leinster Leader – June 14th 1884

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Le Chéile March 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 and Rathcoffey Community Games Swimming
  • Clane Local History Group
  • Clane Golf Club
  • The Evergreens
  • Clane GAA
  • Clane Tennis Club
  • Clane Community Council

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